Most of my recent work consists of setting up a scene, lighting it, and then photographing it. A while back I had the idea to hang a bunch of dead nature items from the ceiling. I had a collection of flowers, leafs, cacti, and so on ready to go… After the first shoot, I was unhappy with the background. After the second shoot I was unhappy with my poses. Finally, after two weeks, a few different set ups, and multiple shoots I finally got the image I imagined. The hardest thing about being an artist is when you are unhappy with he outcome, so you need to push harder… To me it speaks of life, death, before, and after.