Three Things You Need To Know About Paige

I got to photograph writer Paige M. J. Erickson for her upcoming novel, This Magnificent Fear. This was my favourite kind of photo shoot– she was a great sport, as versatile as a photography subject as she is as a writer; and we spent most of the session laughing, talking and bouncing thoughts off each other.

“I write in the hope that you will also see the strangers who surround you, and offer them a merciful view.” (Paige M. J. Erickson)

I got to photograph writer Paige M. J. Erickson for her upcoming novel, This Magnificent Fear. This was my favourite kind of photo shoot– she was a great sport, as versatile as a photography subject as she is as a writer; and we spent most of the session laughing, talking and bouncing thoughts off each other.

There are three things you need to know about Paige:

1.- She is a master of the nonfiction travel micro-story. A good pop song works its magic in three minutes, give or take — and so do Paige’s four-paragraph vignettes of Central European city corners, Balkan bus rides, and her ongoing love affair with Istanbul.

2.- She is the author of one of my favourite internet things of all time. I love, love re-reading it every once in a while, and I smile without fail.

3.- Her stories are published thrice-weekly at The Nice Thing About Strangers.

Go explore.

Winter Portraiture 

A wee sample of this winter’s photoshoots — for a culinary blog, a CD cover, a book jacket… and for the wonderful kick I get out of photographing beautiful people of all sorts.