As a kindergartner, I sang Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing", in its entirety, to a girl I liked.
One time, at the beginning of one of my shoots, one of my subjects actually believed I was security for the photographer. I am a hefty, 6' 3" tall man with a beard like Barry White, but hey, what does a photographer look like these days anyway?
I once drove an ATV up a pole during a family vacation.
In the 80's, as a child, the brownstone I grew up in, in Brooklyn had neighbors on either side of the house that were drug dealers. I learned the meaning of being between a rock and a hard place early. I've even totaled two classic Chevrolet's, twice. the first time, lady runs a stop sign, second time, mother nature wanted to show me who was the boss.
The reason I choose to shoot people exclusively is quite simple, For every person that has ever been in front of my camera, there is some of myself that I have seen in them, in some way, and I get a kick out of how no matter our differences, physically, mentally, or whatever, we are still the same in many ways. It's something I look forward to discovering in every shoot.
I have a huge sense of humor, but, I am dead serious when it comes to my work.
I am, Nigel Morris.