I've always had a strong passion for creativity and anything hands-on. My interest in photography began at a young age, as I was always surrounded by it. I began taking pictures with a Pentax K1000, a fun hand-me-down dug out of the basement by my dad after an evening full of questions about shutter speed and f-stops work. I credit him and my grandfather, whose photos from the 50's and 60's I still pore over for inspiration, for teaching me all of the basics and essentials.