Its funny, it seems that for as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a photographer. I can even remember my first ‘photo studio’. I was about eight or nine, and I had set up a studio, complete with a light, backdrop and props, in my parents dining room. I even bribed my awesome cat, Sammy, with some treats to get him to pose as my ‘model’. I actually still have some of these pictures from my first ‘photo shoot’.
I also remember my first camera… it was a top quality Fisher Price model. It was made of cheap plastic and required 110 film and flash bulbs… High tech stuff! It is ironic, really, that my first camera was a toy, and that even today, with all of my high-priced, high-tech, fancy-schmancy digital gear, that my favorite camera of all time is… a toy.