I have a long history with photography, which I mention not because I'm any kind of expert or professional with it, in fact I'm sort of a permanent novice and I'm ok with that.

Personal history with photography

I grew up in Rochester NY, home of Kodak. My father bought his first SLR to take pictures of me when I was born. As a kid, I took photography camp classes provided by the Eastman Museum. In high school I setup a darkroom in my closet (enlarger on one side, chemical trays on the other). In college (Pratt) I jumped from Photo I to III and worked in the Manhattan campus photo lab.

Me as a kid holding a camera
Me as a kid holding a camera [high res version]

Current photography interests

I currently have a modest set of gear that serves me well for the following pursuits: