When did you first get interested in photography?
PAUL: my mom signed me up a photography class at the park district… I was like 12.
What kind of camera did you shoot with then?
PAUL: it was a CANON AE1 and photographed with Natural light at a near by farm.
When did you first shoot with artificial light and how did you learn?
PAUL: First time was my brother Kenny’s wedding, I borrowed lights from another studio.
When did you get your first set of lights?
PAUL: when I first started working with a wedding coordinator and I bought a speedo tron and pack and heads and then I took a workshop with Darton Drake and it opened up my creative side and I invested in Calumet Travelights.
When did you make the change from Film to Digital?
PAUL: In 2003, it opened up more opportunities and my wife didn’t complain as much about the film and lab bill.
What do you shoot with now?
PAUL: a CANON EOS 1D Mark 4
If you had any advice to give new photographers, what would it be?
PAUL: Study the Light and see how you can manipulate and improve it.