my love of photography began at a young age . . curious about the magic powers of cameras. i began taking pictures everywhere i went whether i had a camera in hand or not. the idea of always viewing the world as a series of photographs was freeing. i vividly remembering capturing in my mind the dancing rain drops which had gathered on our car's window. it was beautiful and a gorgeous series of photographs, even if they were only accessible in my mind. after living in new york city for a few years and i am acutely aware of the importance of happiness. i humbly and unabashedly seek happiness. it is in the spirit of this search that, if i am so lucky to choose, i choose what has made me truly happy since i was a child: to photograph.