Back in the film era, I learned to develop, process, and print all of my photos from negatives while studying photography. Unfortunately, I went into hibernation once the digital era began. Then, several years ago, I came back from a trip to Hawaii where I had rediscovered photography. I went back to my high paying job in construction for one day after that trip. I hated my job and my time in Hawaii made me realize how short life is. I quit my job after that day and never looked back. I’d fallen in love with photography all over again and I’ve never worked a “full-time” job since. t’s not all
Making photography my livelihood isn’t all roses, though. I’ve had a couple of horrible injuries while shooting. One in particular has been life-changing, but I’m very lucky to have a super supportive wife and family. I focus on capturing images of the surf and the local chargers in the area, not really looking for the guys with stickers on their boards. If I see someone charging or surfing with style, I’ll start shooting or suit up and go for a swim and join them. This has allowed me to meet some really cool people in the process and it’s been a lot of fun.