"To a photographer, I'm no photographer..." There's an old joke that goes something like this, "to my mom, I'm a singer, to my kids, I'm a singer, to a singer...I'M NO SINGER!" To the point, I have two cameras currently, a Canon 1Ds Mkii, a Leica X1, In the past two years I've owned an Olympus E-P1, Sony-NEX5, NEXC3, NEX7, Fuji X100, X-PRO1 assorted Zeiss glass etc. No, I'm no photographer. I am apparently a collector. Usually the things I'm drawn to are technology based. I have a basement half full of analog audio mixing consoles, a box full of really good, 200 lumen and up LED flashlights. Electric guitars and really nice boutique effects pedals. That being said, when it comes to capturing aurally or visually, I'm excited by the new, the smaller, the innovative. I strive to reproduce audio or pictures in a way that most closely removes the technology from the middle. When I listen to a recording over a really nice audio system, that system should disappear and you're left sitting there in a room with the performer (unless it's Tom Waits, in which case you'll probably want to have a bucket and mop on hand) When we see what we envision as a great photo opportunity, you want not only to capture the light, but the emotional connection as well to share with others, to transport them, and place them in that moment. I'm no photographer, but I do like a good story and why waste the words?