A blue photo album as a child was my single visual connection to my dad who passed when I was young. My formal introduction to photography was a pinhole camera made from an oatmeal container in a 7th grade photography class. Soon I found myself taking ziploc bags of 35mm film to shoot in a point and shoot Minolta to summer camp - and then waiting weeks to see how they turned out. In high school I bought a Canon Rebel because Andre Agassi made it look cool. In college, my canon was stolen, prompting me to buy my first digital SLR (a Nikon D100). Years later I am still shooting and I love to make meaningful images with other inspired people. I think people have stories to tell that goes beyond the aesthetic of an image alone - my goal is to use images give voice to those stories.