I got a nice 35mm film camera back when I was 14. Actually, that's not true. My DAD got the camera for Christmas, and within a month or two, it was mine.
Rolls and rolls I shot. I probably slowed down a bit in high school when I took a photography class and had to process and print my own photographs. .
And that's where it all started. I tried liberal arts in college, even got an MBA thinking I had the chops to "kill it" in business. The "art" direction took over though, and wouldn't let go.
I've been in the graphic design field field for 20 years, always being deeply involved in photography.
Recently, I took another leap of faith and have gone down the path of people photography, from formal portraits to lifestyle shots and corporate headshots.
A friend insisted I sign up for your awards. It will be a first! I'm just happy to have mindfully selected this collection. It lifted my spirits.