Capturing a beautiful moment in a photo is something I'm very passionate about.
For a selfie, it's not about the pose, it's about you. There's a reason why you look great in the picture or you look great in real life, because someone has caught the essence of who you are, and a pose is not you.
Someone who is comfortable, someone who is happy, you see them immediately sit up, stand up and feel better about themselves. If you're able to capture that in a picture, that's the most beautiful picture you can ever take of someone.
I'm much more about the emotion that a photograph provokes out of you and less about how technically brilliant it is.
For guys, growing older is fine. Gray hair and wrinkles aren't considered a bad thing.
I photograph different people all the time. I like to shoot all kinds of people.
People think New York is this big city where no one knows each other, but when you live in the Village, it's the opposite.
The life you're leading is the sexiest part of you.
There's almost an element of selfies that is like photo therapy. People look upon themselves in a picture and then they critique themselves without knowing so, and that's what's happening on mass on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Many reality shows have failed because everyone's acting.
As soon as you 'Botox' your smile lines away, you lose part of your identity.
Whenever you do anything public, you open yourself up to be criticized.
Even though photographers are only shooting the outside, beauty is more about who you are as a person - the life you lead - not your facade.
I got a camera when I was nine years old and it wasn't until I was a model that I realized you could be a photographer for a job.
I have a book out called 'The Beauty Equation' and it discusses how off track we have gone in considering beauty.
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