When I made the transition from shooting on film to using my digital
camera, one of my first forays was photographing a concert of an
excellent, but now-defunct, local band on New York's Lower East Side.
Having not even glanced at the manual, I dove in head first and promptly
found myself face to face with doubt. In the midst of the show, I
glanced over and saw one of my friends, a talented photographer in his
own right, also shooting the show. I began to wonder why I was even
attempting. Momentarily closing my eyes and inhaling, I heard a distinct
directive run through my mind: "shoot like a girl." In that instant,
everything shifted. I realized that we each see the world uniquely and
that infusing the element of femininity into my images is part of how I
both see the world and relate to it, whether with my camera or without.