"New York Magazine sends me out on the most fascinating assignments. One of my first stories was in Salt Lake City documenting the local style. I met amazing women out there, from liberal college students to conservative Mormons. I could not have asked for a more interesting or suitable assignment. As an artist, it’s such a blessing to have a magazine that is supportive of one's own visions for a shoot. This was one of the first assignments where I began to see how my work could exist within the more commercial or editorial realm."