My parents used to tell me I had an 'overactive imagination'. I was a fearless and independent kid. A recipe for disaster in some way, but for me it cultivated into a sense of adventure and an exciting career.

(In college) I vaguely planned to become a writer or professor or even a lawyer, but by the end of my term, I was tired of looking at dry erase boards and staring into the unflattering light of the fluorescent fixtures. I was at a crossroads. I wanted to abandon the world of subtext and really take a look at my surroundings. My final independent project was a book of photos I took around Los Angeles.

Soon after graduating, I departed from the pop band I was in, but kept in touch with the photographer who took the photos. That chance relationship changed my life. I didn't even know taking pictures was a job. I thought it was just something people do for fun and to remember moments.