Even as a teenager, I knew I wanted to be a photographer. More than that, I knew I wanted to photograph people. It didn’t work out that way immediately. I ended up majoring in computer science in college and embarking on a career in IT and software development instead. For a long while, the only pictures I took were snapshots on special occasions.
In 2002, my wife and I had our first of two daughters. Her arrival turned out to be my motivation to pick up photography and start taking it seriously again. Shortly after her birth, I bought my first digital camera. It wasn’t a professional piece of equipment, but it gave me some manual controls that gave me the freedom to be creative.
It was still several years before I got a digital SLR and that was when I really remembered how much I loved making pictures. That’s where my artistic journey really started. One of my favorite things about photography is that there is always something new to learn. I started offering photographic services to others in 2008. At first, I dabbled in different niches but I’ve gravitated, once again, to photographing people. Currently, this is a part-time vocation for me, but I’m hoping someday to retire from the IT world and devote myself to photography full-time.