I was always a visual artist. As a kid I loved to draw, and a pencil and pack of paper followed me wherever I went. My dad gave me a Kodak Instamatic 104 but I barely ever used it because I wanted pictures of spaceships and dinosaurs and the camera couldn’t help with that.
When I finally got into cars, I wanted pictures of my car like the ones I saw in the magazines. Suddenly the camera became relevant to me, and in my pursuit of the perfect car photo, I mastered the basics of photography. In college I drove in track days with my friends, and with my new digital camera I was always the one documenting the day. Soon I graduated and got a job, and then lost my job in the recession. I had to sell my RX-7 project, but I still wanted to go to the track with my friends and the camera gave me an excuse. From then on I was known more as a photographer than a driver.
As I honed my skills I was able to pick up clients, and before I knew it was a full time traveling motorsports photographer covering drifting, rally, and road racing for such clients as Hankook Tire, Scion Racing, and GReddy, and providing to content to several magazines and websites.