Why do we like books of photographs? What do they mean to us? How do they fit into our lives? In these ‘virtual’ times they are special objects, physical albums, worlds of their own. Breakfasts With started when I began to photograph in Miami. Pulling books from shelf in the morning was a way to get inspired for my photographic walks. Breakfast is the most casual and intimate meal. What would it be like to have conversations over breakfast with these artists? I started to photograph these imaginary encounters, the books and breakfasts becoming new images. Paying my respects while reflecting on how images enter one’s life, shaping physical and mental space. Sometimes photographing an image is a way to really get to know it. To study it through a lens, or within another image, is to really engage with it. So Breakfasts With is not so much appropriation as an act of homage. And a recognition of the deep effects that photographs can have on us.