A se­ries of ran­dom events…

Friday - - Up Close and Personal -

…led to me buy­ing my first dig­i­tal cam­era and pur­su­ing pho­tog­ra­phy. A friend and I de­cided to go to Africa on a hu­man­i­tar­ian mis­sion in 2004 and I bought the cam­era to doc­u­ment the trip, but my friend had to can­cel and I was too much of a cow­ard to go on my own. I had to put this new ex­pen­sive cam­era to use and a few months later I was do­ing pho­tog­ra­phy pro­fes­sion­ally. It seems like I re­ally just had it in me. I had been work­ing as a care­taker for the men­tally ill two years prior to that.

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