My moment would be on my 8th birthday when I was given a Kodak 124 camera that I used all the time. The photos are horrible, but it was the beginning of something special, a light was ignited in me to take pictures.
I have since continued to graduate to better cameras, and much better photography, but I really can’t even imagine what difference it would have made in my life had I not received that first camera and had never been to take pictures.
Photography has been such a source for me to express myself and to capture all my favorite things. Sometimes I’d rather see the crowd in a room full of people through the lens of my camera, capturing all the emotions, feelings, and conversations of others than I would like to be the one standing in the crowd. I’m not an introvert, quite the opposite. I love people and being able to capture their emotions is fantastic. I also love the work I do and I love bringing a smile to someone who has seen their photos for the first time.
What I do, I do because of a little Kodak camera a birthday gift from my parents. Their gift was my inspiration and my passion.