born in prague (before prague was cool) / makes dark room in mother’s pantry / gets grounded / photographs neighbors (relentlessly) / family flees czechoslovakia / becomes german / college in heidelberg / studies mathematics / realizes photography is sexier than math / assists / shoots girls / forgets math ever existed / becomes american / starves / parties / works ass off / wins ncaa division I soccer championships / trip on motorcycle from nyc to tierra fuego and miraculously back / opens studio in san francisco / shoots lots of stuff / wins lots of awards / 2nd studio in paris / makes clients laugh / the phone keeps ringing / we keep picking it up