I started shooting at 11 years old and had my first darkroom at 12. To learn more I went to work for a photographer as a darkroom tech at 14. I have been working in photography full or part time ever since with one break from 93 to 98. In high school I never had to say "would you like fries with that?". It was a great job. 30+years, 50 states, 20 countries, Tens of thousands of images, 50+ cameras, two studios and four darkrooms. It's been a hell of a ride.