CB: I think [photography] was a cross between a giant accident and the need to have what I thought was an easy medium for my outlandish ideas. I was never very good at my art classes whether it was sculpture or drawing, I always thought I was sub-par, and could not efficiently get out the ideas floating around in my head. I had found, yes found, an old canon AE-1 when I was in high school and signed myself up for some photo classes. The teacher I had was amazing and she pointed me in the direction of non-traditional artists that, being 16 at the time, totally blew my mind. The Starn Brothers, Sally Mann, Veruschka… and she was this crazy hippie throw back who herself was into making installation art. I was inspired by her and just started going from there. I found myself taking ideas from literature and folklore, my record collection, the bird sanctuary near my house, and the old family photos in my parents basement from the 20’s-70’s. I did the college thing for a little while but never actually focused in photography. I mostly wanted to keep my addiction to photos and growth as an artist to myself.