I grew up enveloped in media. My mom worked two jobs and my dad would work nights. This would leave me to watch movies constantly. The images on screen amazed me and I knew this is what I needed to do.
My sister had an old film camera that I began to borrow. Before I knew it, I would never leave the house without the camera. From watching movies at a younger age, my brain had already developed an eye for good composition, I just needed to figure out how achieve it. I practiced for years on the same film camera until I was 18 and working in a pawn shop. I found a used SLR and took the next leap in my journey.
You don’t make photography with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.
Over the last 3 decades I have learned to love and appreciate every media type. Becoming a part of a team has helped me push myself and refine the skills that I had already instilled within myself. Every production in a learning experience and I continue to adapt my style to the needs of each project.