I make portraits of people. Video portraits. At one point I was recognized for my stories with an Emmy nomination. That was great, but what I really appreciate and love is when someone I've just interviewed says, "I haven't even told my family that." It's my challenge to make a person feel safe and comfortable when they're sharing their stories with me. There's not much that is more intimate than a person's own story. I try my best to treat it with care. Most of the stories I've posted so far appear on The Washington Post where I worked for many years. These days I'm out finding and telling stories on my own. Let me know if you'd like me to tell yours!
I should mention the portrait of me over there. That was done by my great friend and wickedly insightful illustrator Juana Medina (juanamedina.com), who channeled a very serious me the day she made it. I'm usually not so serious.