Thanks, Mom and Dad!
My dad shared his Canon AE-1, an enlarger, some trays, his stash of bulk film and photographic paper, and his love for photography when I was in the single digits. Our little farm in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, and my early childhood years in Zaire were fodder for imagination.
I spent countless, sleepless nights a makeshift darkroom (laundry room) creating magic. Making mistakes and learning how and what to change to achieve what I thought the image should deliver was an obsessive curiosity extending into a high school a business, and one I enjoy to this day.
So, Pops, I have you to thank for sharing your gear and exposing me (pun intended) to your world of photography.
My mom's love for designing and building homes, painting, gardening, raising sheep and many other farm animals, (the list goes on) came from her incredible imagination, endless creativity, and pure optimism and positivity. Her perpetual and contagious smile lights up the world and forms countless happy memories. Her approach to my frustrating wants and stubbornness taught me to never stress, rather focus on the things that can be controlled and let the others fall where they may. It'll all work out.
Mums, you've given me the gift of wonder, openness, empathy, and optimism. Thank you, I'm a better human, and only hope I share the same with mine.
When not behind a camera or hanging with family, I invest and work in web software technologies at startups and public companies alike, primarily with product design and management efforts. If you're curious you can see more info on LinkedIn.
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