Here are some questions often asked and the answers to them!
How do you choose people to be photographed?
For the environmental portraits, I read every application and try to choose photographs that represent diversity in the community. I also select narratives that are not transition-focused, and instead focus on everyday lives, or other identities beyond gender identity. Transition-related discussions will not be part of the narratives in this project – this project is about our lives beyond gender.
What kind of camera equipment are you using?
Canon 60D, Canon 50mm 1.8 lens, Canon 18-135 IS lens, which are all on their last legs. I've been using this equipment for 5 years, and plan to upgrade to a Canon 6D or 5D Mark III – click here to support the project here so I can upgrade to a better (and working!) camera.
How did you create the lighting in the photos?
Typically, I use one off-camera light in a softbox. I use either a YN560III speedlight or a Paul C Buff White Lightning X1600 strobe inside of a 43" Wescott Apollo Orb, powered by a Paul C Buff Vagabond Mini Lithium battery pack. But I'll use whatever I need to create the light I want.
I sent you an email or applied to be photographed, but haven't heard back. When can I expect to hear something?
I get a large number of emails every day. I wish that I could respond to every single one, but I am just one person with two hands and a day job, so I will not be able to respond to every email.