In 1993 I bought my first camera. From that very first roll of Kodachrome I was hooked. With the guidance of a professional photographer, and small group of amateurs, I absorbed as much information as I could. We formed a weekly critique session, Slide Night, at a local restaurant, and grew that group from the initial four of us to over 70 people in a span of 6 months. From that point on I introduced myself to every photographer in New Jersey, and some in New York. I was lucky enough to work for, and learn from, artists from every conceivable genre: architectural, fashion/beauty, product, retail, corporate, editorial, and even fine art. A fortuitous meeting of a full-time cameraman for a video production company brought me into the fold of video and film. Working as a grip/gaffer, then training as a camera operator, put me in the world I was destined for. From that point on, my appetite for knowledge and experience was insatiable. It remains unchanged today.