in the early 2000s, i borrowed a large format camera and moved to milan, with - like i had done years prior in new york - about a thousand dollars to my name. i ended up becoming a test photographer for some of the major modeling agencies there. and while that may not sound like much, there is quite the fierce competition there for obvious reasons, milan being the fashion capital of the world. that was quite exciting. my favorite things from that time are my polaroids.