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How Did it start?
I'm so glad you asked! Growing up, photography was never on my radar. We weren't exactly dirt poor growing up, but we definitely didn't have the extra cash laying around for something as fancy as a camera, at least one that wasn't disposable. I didn't really think about photography much. I was always more interested in music which is a passion that I still carry with me to this day, but that's besides the point. Squire telecasters are much cheaper than DSLR's, so I just continued on without ever having given photography my attention.
That changed when I was 18. My Uncle gifted me his old camera since he had bought one out of impulse. It wasn't anything fancy, an old Canon Rebel T5. Anyone who knows cameras knows that this isn't exactly the creme de la creme of cameras. It's the bare bones needed to take a shot, but that's all it took. I didn't have much else to do with myself, so I ran around taking pictures, and instantly, I fell in love. I binged a long series of YouTube videos to try and understand what the heck ISO meant. I binged even more to understand the basics of composition and color grading, and after a few years, I became pretty darn decent if I do say so myself.
So... what's the point?
Here's the deal. I'm a creative type which means shackling myself to an office chair pushing papers from 9am to 5pm just isn't going to work for me. I need challenge. I need diversity. I need a life where every day isn't the same, dull existence. I need vibrant social experiences where I can meet new people, get to know their stories, and invest meaningfully into the society around me. I need to pour my passion into something that matters, but also.... I gotta eat. I have to pay bills. I have to provide for my wife and future kids, so why not aid that by doing something I love? Memories need to be... well, remembered! They need to be preserved. People are going to live full, rich lives full of meaningful moments, and those moments need to be shared! They need to be kept for future generations. We make our own family history everyday, and it would be a shame if it was all forgotten. That's where I come in. I have a passion for people and adventures with a knack for taking pictures. People need their stories told and remembered. Put those together, and being a photographer is the outcome. Hopefully we can work on a project soon and tell a story you want to be remembered.