I picked up my first camera when I was very young and grew into a habit of spending all my allowance money on developing film at Walgreens. Alongside two brothers, I played flashlight tag late into summer nights in New England (where I grew up), and text-based role-playing games on the internet when the internet was knee-high to a grasshopper.
I was homeschooled by an artist and a mathematician, so while in high school algebra and chemistry were my favorite subjects, my house was littered with art materials and I was given time and freedom to make a mess with them. In college, I studied English Literature and Studio Art, falling in love with the art of making things with words and materials.
In my professional post-college career, I bounced between creating stories with text (writing), stories you tell with text and images (graphic design), and stories told with images alone (photography). I'm most happy with a beautiful mix of real-life people and making images.
Cyanotype, one of my great loves, is one of the oldest and first photographic processes (you can wander over here to see how it works), but I work in many different media. I've always been a lover of hybrids—I shoot both film and digital photographs, I paint in watercolor, oil, and acrylic. I draw, I weave, I knit, I bake...
...it's all a joyful expression of the art of life itself.