I must say that writing a biography of myself is my least favorite thing to do. I don't find myself interesting at all. I find my photographs much more interesting. BUT...I know that I must write a biography so that you know that I'm a real person.
I fell in love with the art of photography at a very young age. I try not to give ages away but my mom had a Kodak camera that used a disk for it's film if that helps you. Those photos weren't anything special and neither was my camera. But I had fun snapping photos, watching the little flash burn up, remember when they came on sticks, and the coveted Polaroid that once in awhile I could get my hands on. Then I got to upgrade to a 35 mm point and shoot and won an award in 4-H photography. I realized then I wanted a "real" camera. I wanted something I could change lens and take to a dark room in my basement, which I didn't have at the time, and develop the film. I wanted a camera that could take the pictures I saw in my mind. I also realized I didn't see things with the same eye as other people did.
Finally, I got the camera that could take the photo I saw in my mind. I even had a basement, I just didn't need a dark room anymore. Now I needed a computer and software. I had both of those things. I still get to "develop" my photo, now I just do it with a mouse click instead of a chemical bath.