Is the timelessness of the mountains—and to a large degree, the timelessness of the Aspen life—what draws you here?
The natural beauty of Aspen, both in winter and summertime, is beyond compare. It's truly breathtaking and creates the perfect atmosphere for special energy, culture and experiences to flourish. While it is the perfect location for a winter getaway or summer vacation, Aspen is so much more than just a place on a map and I am grateful to have portrayed this in my new series.
When you cast models in your shoots, do you find it easier, harder, different from shooting landscapes?
From a production standpoint, casting and working with models requires a lot more time and energy than shooting landscapes. With my aerial shoots, I capture what is below me and what I see is what I get. For my vintage or conceptual shoots, which feature models, it takes much effort to plan the shots I'd like to accomplish, and it requires casting, costuming and working with the models, which are all additional factors during production. However, since I am in control of everything in the frame to complete my vision, it can sometimes be even more rewarding.
What's your perfect ski day? Who are you skiing with, could be anyone dead or alive?
My perfect ski day is with my kids as soon as they are old enough to ski!
Favorite thing or things you like to order from room service at the Nell?
The Club Sandwich.