When and how did you become interested in photography? My parents gave me a DSLR camera when I was 14 years old. I've been shooting since then and went to college for photography. About 3 years ago I began pursuing photography as a career. I was working full time at a job I hated. I was miserable. In a way I was lucky to have such an awful job because it motivated me to get my act together and start taking my photography career seriously. I spent every free moment working on building my portfolio. A little over a year ago I decided I was getting enough consistent work to quit my day job and do photography full time. I love this quote by M. Scott Peck: "The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers." I was deeply unhappy and unfulfilled and in that time I found myself in photography.