Not everyone goes around shooting famous guitars. What led you to do it?
I was living in Memphis, Tennessee, working for Kodak, and I started dating the guitar player at church. My father told me I was never allowed to date musicians — being a musician himself — so I called my dad to confess. But I said, "He owns a vintage guitar store." So my dad said, "That's totally different. Vintage guitar store? Hey, I've always wanted a Gibson mandolin." Two weeks later, my boyfriend gets this 1917 mint-condition Gibson mandolin. I said, "I'd love to buy that for my dad." He said, "You can't afford it, but if you will photograph some guitars that I have to sell, I will trade you for the mandolin." So I shot a bunch of pictures for him and I got the mandolin for my dad.