TPL: Do you have any favourite artists or photographers you would like to share with us, and the reason for their significance?
SF: I have many. I will name the photographers that had a particular influence on me in my early years: Andre Kertesz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Lisette Model, Robert Frank, Helen Levitt. The teacher who had the greatest influence on me was Phil Perkis.
I have also been influenced by painting, particularly in composition. I love Matisse for his compositions and the brilliance of his cut-outs which tell you so much about shape and color.