I'm a self-taught photographer that has only started taking the craft seriously in the last couple of years. I'd never even heard the term 'exposure triangle' until 2014, I'm a bit embarrassed to say.
I found creative expression in the past from writing electronic music, but photography is a more portable solution and I always seemed to have a camera in my hand anyway.
It didn't take me long to realise that photography offered the same heady mix of artistic output and technological geekiness as music production.
I am now fully in love with the medium, and am constantly surprised by just how much my own images reveal to me and about me.
I wish I had developed a serious interest in it sooner, but I am extremely glad that I am on this journey of discovery of a medium that so many people have access to in our time, making it probably the most powerful and far-reaching form of expression in society today.
So far professionally I have spent 6 weeks working as a photographer on a cruise ship and a month photographing damaged cars, so haven't quite reached the heady heights of the field yet, but am hoping that Lens Culture and this competition will put my photography in front of the eyes of people that will be able to help me on my journey.