Erin Stalcup and I have been friends since 2000. We met in a study abroad program in Ireland. This was a pivotal time in our lives, I was shooting photos all over Ireland and had made the decision that I wanted to become a professional photographer. Erin was reading James Joyce and W.B. Yeats and falling in love more in love with writing. Flash forward 15 years, Erin is a published writer and so graciously asked if I would shoot her author portrait for new book “And Yet it Moves” coming out in the Fall of 2016.
She and I both came to the shoot with some examples of ideas we thought would work and then we headed out on foot to roam the streets and neighborhoods in downtown Flagstaff. We had a blast and got lot of great photos that show Erin’s amazing beauty and style as well as her personality and the gifts she possesses as a writer. I am so grateful to such a brilliant and talented friend for all these years. She inspires me and I hope these photos add that extra inspiration to readers to buy her books.