I have been a photographer since 1991, when my father gave me my first SLR camera, a beautiful manual Nikon FA, on the eve of my first trip to Egypt. I learned exposure and focus on a TWA flight over the Atlantic, framing the stewardesses and pouring over the well-written Nikon guide by the dim overhead in the dark airline cabin. In the bright light of the Sahara I made my first real exposures and waited with bated breath, drinking espresso and smoking Cleopatras outside of the kiosk as the rolls were processed.
And just like that, I was hooked.
I am currently Lead Photographer for ASCD, an international education association based in Alexandria, Virginia.