Photography has been something that has been a part of my life since childhood. My father always had a camera (and still does) in his hand. An Olympus OM-1 was given to me when I turned 9 years old; from that moment I've always been taking photos. The passion for image taking is an extension of how I like to observe the world. Minor White, Gary Winogrand, Gordan Parks, Avedon, Mary Ellen Mark and many others have been influences. My iPhone has served as a means to continue my passion for taking photos and I regularly publish to my digital diary.