to my first studio fashion shoot when lead photographer, @rockcandyphoto
, turned to his student assistant & told her to take over his set. I don't know if he'll ever understand the significance of every moment he let me do this on one of his sets - Here I am, a student nearing graduation, nervous about the future, uncertain of where or how to begin - And a seasoned photographer whom I look up to immensely took the time to let me assist & shoot on his sets. Restricting education or harboring industry secrets was never a thing. Rather, he was (and is) an effective teacher & mentor.
If a young creative ever reaches out to, take the time to teach & inspire! Be inspired by their drive & tenacity to learn!