Nannying may have been ideal but it was, alas, a job, and had many non-photographic responsibilities. I think that when it all boils down, the main reason she was a nanny is the same reason most artists have day jobs: she had to make a fucking living. Simple. Ask any barista what they really care about and you’ll get the same story. Because the best photography is generally not made by full-time professionals. It’s made by clerks, copy writers, bakers, landscapers, taxi drivers, auto mechanics…and, yes, nannies. Buried talent is not an anomaly in America. It’s the norm.