With the disclaimer that I think our whole understanding of the "spectrum" is probably all messed up---it seems to me that certain aspects of doing photography mesh well with a lot of "Aspergery" or, um, "spectral"[?] traits. I'm not sure I know what "the art life" is, but it seems like any reasonable definition thereof would include a lot of well-known, successful people who are widely felt to have been Somewhere On The Spectrum...

Personally, I'd worry less about the Asperger's aspects specifically and more about the very difficult question of whether to try to make a living at the art you love (and quite likely starve in a garret) or fund your passion with a day job (and accept a lot of time spent apart from the work you really want to be doing). Neither, probably, is particularly easy for anyone, but the balancing act is really individual and I think basically orthogonal to Asperger's.

-NT