I was born into a family where photography was always present. The first camera I took a picture with was a Voigtländer Vitomatic III CS, the poor man's Leica. And when I was twelve, I for the fist time saw an image appear on a previously white paper in the darkroom. I was hooked for life.
Twelve I am no longer and it's been ages since I last stept into a darkroom but the passion remained. When I leave the house without a camera, which I seldom do, I feel amputated, and this has nothing to do with fact that photography has been my livelihood since the '90's.