I began working at the New York Times Magazine in 1998, as a freelance photo editor, and I left as the deputy photo editor 11 years later. When I arrived, my boss was the legendary photo director Kathy Ryan; Adam Moss was editor-in-chief; and Janet Froelich was creative director. The magazine flourished at the intersection of design, photography, and writing.
During my time there, I worked with the most important photographers in the world across all genres of photography. My passion was production; I liked doing big shoots with big photographers. Not only did I become an ambitious producer, but I also learned to be a tenacious and diplomatic negotiator. There is an art to matching subject with scenario, and nothing is as rewarding as getting it all to click.