I grew up looking at photos, not being much of a reader. Books, magazines and especially photos my grandfather took of family and events. My start was around the age of 14 with a 110mm camera and then to an automatic 35mm camera my father won. I mainly focused on photographing friends but would also photograph flowers, trees and anything that interested me. I stuck with it moving onto other cameras and formats and eventually it turned into a passion and a career. I photography school events currently and with that I am able to travel and see and capture much of what is around me...either in passing or I'll take some time to walk around a town and get the feeling of what is there.