For me, photographing people is only part of the equation. Getting to know people afterwards is another part: strangers become friends. I love getting emails from people telling me about their successes (exams, graduations, new jobs, travel, babies!), plans for the future, and frustrations (always a chance for me to share my own ;).
And sometimes the news isn't always happy. I met Lucy while I was in Australia, and last week she emailed with some tragic family news. Lucy is about to set off for her new life in New York later this week and I just want to send out big, big hugs and wish her every happiness.