I started taking pictures in the early 1970's. My sister had an old Pentax that she never used, so I commandeered it and started to photograph everything. It was not until I saw the work of W. Eugene Smith that it hit me, the so called "bug"
A Walk To The Paradise Garden or the Pittsburgh Photographs but especially A Madwoman in a Haitian Clinic blew me away. I knew at that point I wanted to take pictures of people and in black & white.
I have expanded my passion to include all types of photography through the year but my heart belongs on the street.