In New York, fresh out of Art Center, I suffered from the delusion that I could make a living as an editorial still life photographer.  This was the mid-80’s and it seemed like some extremely talented people like James Wojick were making a go of it.  But, really, shooting editorial is just a way to get your name to ad agencies who will pay real money.  It’s astonishing how little Condé Nast would pay you, even if you managed to get hired, which I never did.  Later in Los Angeles I got a few jobs with the L.A Times Magazine.  But I spent a lot of time trying to make this work, and I still think that still life photographers don’t get enough credit.