I treat directing and photography as an opportunity to embed myself in context and invest myself in character. Time becomes a collaborator in this process and influences the result: I have shot and edited a full film in as brief a period as one day and another over intervals of observation that span sixteen years. I am always experimenting with the time signature of edits as well as shoots: how pictures seam together is as important to a film as is the sequence of notes in a score. I treat each situation as a new opportunity to develop a rhythm and a rapport, and my interest in my subjects is genuine and specific. They reveal themselves through my work, and I am always honored to be the agent of their discovery.