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the emptiness around the subject, the work of shadows AT: How much of your work is staged vs. spontane- to bring the light. The non-obvious is to give us space to ous? create. It is the shadow that gives us the concept of light, G.W.B: Most of my work is spontaneous, no matter as it is the emptiness that brings us the form in its pure whether it is self-portraits or with models, conceptual or essence. nudes. I don’t like to plan, I like to feel the moment and let it happen. They are more honest as well. And often more AT: What do you want your viewers to take away when surprising. they see one of your photographs? AT: Why do you take photographs? G.W.B: I do photography as a way of expressing myself, G.W.B: I do photography for the same reason as I write, but I find my mind silent when I share the final work. In- paint, or draw: as a way to express myself. Which, for an deed, the work is only fully done when the viewer closes autistic is probably the most challenging “obsession” or the triangle, traveling through the concept and beyond special interest. I stopped painting after I had a motor- the aesthetic. There’s always much t