We are born alone, we die alone. We live most of our lives alone. Some embark on a frenetic, never-ending search to connect with others, to escape being alone. I seek to find balance between being in relationship with others and in relationship with myself, and to be at peace in both places. For me, taking pictures is a solitary act. I rarely experience flow as much as I do when I am looking for and taking my next shot. And I feel fully alive when I am being creative, although it is an intensely lonely experience.