Introduction: How I Came to Be a Photographer

The purpose of this project is to display one image for each month of the first decade (or so) of my personal photography. To some extent, it demonstrates my growth in the medium. On the other hand, I have deliberately chosen certain images, not for their strict technical merit, but because of what they evoke for me personally. So it is an unverbalized account of sorts, and implied memoir which I invite you to infer and adapt as you see fit. 

I have made a controlled decision to omit any of my professional portraiture from this collection. Though in one sense it was my field of focus, my work in weddings and engagements never drove my passion for the medium in the way these more commonplace images did, and still do. As well, I believe my portraiture should be evaluated separately.