I first met you Andre when I was a baby photographer - I had only a couple shoots under my belt and didn’t know how to grow my skills. A mutual friend put me in touch with you and the next thing I know, I, a complete stranger, am invited to learn at one of your shoots. At the time I found most experienced photographers intimidating but Andre, you were so welcoming and genial it was impossible not to be put at ease. In one short session I learned so much about studio lighting, interacting with models, gear, and other aspects of the art. You were so knowledgeable but very humble about it. You made me feel like you were getting as much out of the new friendship as I was and by the time I went home, it felt like we had been friends for years. That’s rare and that’s the kind of guy you are and always will be for me. Every time I start setting up lights for a project, I will always think of you. Thank you for boosting my hobby into a passion and thank you for so readily becoming my friend.