Becoming a photographer has been my dream since high school, and it took me a long time to reach here. In college I majored in European Studies, learned languages, studied abroad, embraced photography and documentary films through my education. After college I worked at film festivals and restaurants to afford travel in Europe, using a Ricoh point and shoot. Then in 1999, after a trip to Morocco when my Ricoh died and my creative impulses exploded, I bough Canon SLR and began shooting. In 2000 I landed a decent job as a corporate webmaster in San Francisco (a place I'd long dreamed of living) and began taking photography courses and workshops at San Francisco Art Institute, UC Berkeley Extension and other venues. During that time I traveled to India for the first time and knew I would return for a much longer stay. In 2008, after eight years and 50,000 emails at the corporate job, I put my belongings in storage and flew to Ladakh to being my journey as a photographer.