Most of my event photography is centered around
Photographer, On the Scene
What do you enjoy the most about your job?
fundraisers that benefit the various nonprofit char-
ities in our community. I really enjoy meeting the
volunteers and learning about these organizations.
How do you get people comfortable in front of
the camera? I use humor to help those I photograph to feel comfortable. I’ve been told I’m bossy
in a good way. I approach every event as if I’m just
another guest with a camera. It also helps that I
have a tendency to smile while I’m clicking, willing my subjects to smile back.
Where has your work appeared before?
My work has appeared in Marin Magazine, Marin
IJ, The North Bay Journal and Lost in SF. I specialize in portraits and events. My photos have
appeared on many corporate and small business
websites. Follow me on Instagram @momatter to
see where I go next.
Photographer, “True Tails” (p. 36)
What did you enjoy most about this shoot? I enjoyed getting a much
closer look at the connection between people and their beloved canine
friends. I could see the love and comfort in each person and in each
dog quite clearly. It was a joy to capture those special moments
Any funny behind-the-scenes bloopers you can share? During the
session one of the dogs decided he was finished shooting so he started
to run off of the set. The look on his face was perfect, as if to say, “Guys,
I’m done with this photo shoot. Let’s go have some fun!”
Where has your work appeared before? My work has appeared in
magazines, in ads, on billboards, online and in catalogues. Recently
I’ve shot great projects for Google and LinkedIn. I also love shooting
with my phone and occasionally I post personal work on my
Instagram feed @tristandavison.
Kirsten Jones Neff
Writer, Conversation (p. 32)
What surprised you most during this interview? When I asked the Sheffs about the role
that the culture of Marin County might have
had in their story, I thought I might hear
something about the culture of privilege or
pleasure. In fact, they were both very clear
that drugs and addiction are prevalent in all
towns and all cultures across the country.
They both expressed gratitude for the abun-
dance of nature and opportunities for healing
here in Marin.
Any words of advice for someone currently
battling addiction? David Sheff reminds us,
“Addiction is not a crime. Addiction is not
a choice. Addiction is a disease. Addiction
is preventable. Addiction is treatable.”
The Sheffs have created a thorough list of
resources for those battling addiction or
wanting to help a friend or family member
who is struggling. This list can be found at the
movie website beautifulboyinfo.com.
Where has your work appeared before? Besides
Marin Magazine, my recent work has appeared
in Edible Marin and Wine Country, Modern
Farmer, Stanford Magazine, Ms. Magazine,
GreatSchools.org, and Grown and Flown, among
other print and digital publications.