I found my passion for art at a young age, but I truley found my passion for photography around the age of 13. At 13 I got my first SLR camera. What a joy that was. I had my first picture published at the age of 17.
For several years I put down the camera to live life. I would still take pictures, but it was just snapshots. I realized that what was missing from my life was self expression through my passion for photography. I got a new digital SLR and love it.