There is a photograph my mother had of me at 3 years old pretending to photograph a little girl whose family had come to visit, 60 years later I am still playing photographer.
Around 14 years old I was developing and printing my own black and white. While in high school I completed a photography course with the School of Modern Photography. At 17 I opened a portrait and general photography studio in a downtown location. I kept that studio for about 25 years. During that time I also dabbled in journalism winning state and national awards for my photojournalism. By the time my daughters had gone to college and I had an empty nest I grew weary of the demands of the portrait studio and sold it and enrolled in college and got a degree in social work. My love of photography never really died; I now keep a fully equipped studio and gallery in a 170-year-old house next to the house I live in where to this day.