I first picked up a camera when I was 7 years old. It was a simple point and shoot that I was given for my birthday. I always loved taking photographs whenever we were out somewhere but I never took it seriously. In high school I spent time doing work experience with a couple of photographers from the two local newspapers in my home town. As a result I took a more photojournalistic approach to the images I took. It wasn’t until many years later that I started to dedicate significant amounts of time to the art and I continue to learn with every picture I take.