I did this project as part of a photographic communication course that I took at the University of Texas. I met Jim Cartwright a couple of years before the assignment and immediately thought of him for the subject of this story. He is eccentric and genuine and self proclaimed “uncomfortable in front of cameras”. I thought his story had a lot of warmth and depth and enjoyed the challenge of photographing him and his space exactly as they appeared to me. No staging or lighting were implemented. It was really important for me to capture Jim’s pure essence and the quietly joyous life that he lives.