Q: “How did you get started photographing animals and donuts?”
A: I teach tennis and as part of my lessons I shoot video so students can see their strokes. I needed to protect the video camera from errant tennis balls, so I built a cage for it. There was an extra space between the bars of the cage, and the friend who shared advice about the cage construction said, “It looks like a tiger cage — you should get a tiger for it."
So I bought a little plastic tiger and put it in the cage. I carried that little tiger in my pocket all week and took pictures everywhere I went.
During a serendipitous moment in a Seattle cafe I put the tiger on top of a donut and Animal Donut was born!