I met Stuart Isett in 1999 while attending the Visa Pour L’Image photojournalism festival in Southern France. Still friends to this day and it’s been a joy and wonder watching his career. Drop him anywhere and he will get pictures. This might seem simple but it is far from it and to get to this stage it takes a lot of work, trial, error, dedication, professionalism, and luck. We talk early education, family, travel, Asian studies, community, competition, getting work, keeping work, and many, many things in between. Many thanks to Stuart for running power to the van while squatting in front of his house and for the endless stream of coffee.