At last year's Atlanta Celebrates Photography portfolio review, I had a chance to show my work to Chip Simone, who studied with Harry Callahan. He said Harry always told him "to work on the pile." Meaning, don't think too much, just work like a dog, pile up prints and then sort it out later.

We all have these periods where we question our ability to make a meaningful contribution to the magnificent medium of photography. Going too far down that road leads to paralysis. Looking back over the past 22 years, I frankly wish I had thought less about art and had just made more snapshots of my family and friends.