In the last few months, many of you have sent me emails wanting to know if I am okay. You know who you are, so to each and everyone of you who have inquired, I am forever grateful for your kindness and support. As a rule of thumb, I do not believe in making my personal affairs public and washing my dirty laundry on the internet, but since you have asked I will answer your inquiries. Last December, as you may have heard, my older brother back home in Paris passed away. Since that time, I have been involved in what appears to be a very nasty and utterly ugly estate, in which I am finding out that my name was used against my knowledge in an other estate for all of the wrong reasons. So far, this estate has consumed a tremendous amount of my time even more so that it is taking place in another country with a nine hour time difference. I am basically living on no sleep . The sadness and horror of what is happening is trashing my being in the ugliest way. I am a firm believe in unconditional love of the human race, but I beg you to believe me that what I am dealing with right now is the absolute opposite. In plain English, IT SUCKS!. Photographing people is what helps me be and stay alive. My original approach on how to handle this was to hide, I have however decided to resume what I love to do and be around the people that I love.... YOU!. In this difficult time, thank you guys for who you are and what you do. You have no idea how much you mean to me. Cheers buckaroos!