I'm not much for cats. I'm terrified of mice. I've worked a lot with elephants, and they are extremely intelligent and sensitive, and thankfully, they seem to like me. You never want to get on the bad side of an elephant. And never trust a chimp.
I'm a street photographer, but I'm interested in any ironic, whimsical images, and there's something very romantic about a circus.
I don't relax. I can't take vacations. I'm obsessive-compulsive, and I worry with every project that I'm going to fail. When it starts to go well, and I sense that something beautiful and important and meaningful is being created, it's a fantastic feeling, and I find it very hard to stop.
During prom season, I travel around the country with a 20-by-24 camera - which is logistically complicated - and photograph proms. My husband made a film of it.
Looking at my own prom photograph reminds me of how significant that moment was - and how fleeting life is.
I think the prom is very serious also. It's an American ritual, it's a rite of passage, and it's very much a part of this country.