I find people to be compelling, and photographing them is endlessly fascinating.  To fix the beauty of a human face in time and space is to create a doppelgänger that lives forever apart from, yet related to, photographer and subject.  What are they thinking?  What are they feeling?  I rarely ask my subjects to do anything in particular.   I use environment as a third rail to elicit a reading.  I hope to capture a meditative sliver of people as they are - settled but not posed, influenced but not affected.  The surroundings take the picture as much as I do.