My father was a hobbyist photographer and our family’s documentarian. He was always on the lookout for that Kodak moment, or as he put it “the picture perfect setting to take the perfect picture.” It seems that I was genetically predisposed to photography, as I inherited his love of the field as well as his penchant for the ‘perfect picture’. I began with traditional Black and White photography, but I wanted to combine old and new techniques to make the images more of my own vision. I did this by hand coloring the images to make them ‘more’ real as well as surreal. When I transitioned from traditional to digital photography, I found that I had many more tools to use to make my images my own personal vision.