My work has been essentiallly curatorial in nature since I worked at Microsoft in the early 1990s on a series of commercial CD-Rom projects -- Complete Baseball, Complete Basketball, and Volcanoes! I was responsible for locating the right images to go with sections of text, and oversaw the placements of thousands of photographs, memorabilia, bookplates, and other visual artifacts.
When I wrote my first book, Dan Eldon: The Art of Life, the process was very similar. For my second book about visual journals, I again was thinking visually, and working on words in my head as I sorted through hundreds of possible journals for inclusion. Text + image = complete thought. At least that's how it works for me!
It's been natural, then, to take this way of thinking and translate it to gallery spaces and onto film.