Baxter: Though I did study photography, along with other fine-art media, I hadn't studied to become a commercial photographer. I missed the chance to work or learn under commercial pros. That meant I had to fumble through learning the business side of things early on, but it also kept my artistic vision steady, since I continued to focus on the detail-oriented aesthetic I developed in art school. I do carry things I learned from other people—art teachers, professors, mentor artists, and creative peers. One of the important things I learned was how to keep creating in a world full of creative obstacles: time, money, family, self-doubt.