I knew my parents weren’t going to buy me a professional camera when I was 13 years old because let’s be honest, they probably thought I was crazy. But I’ve always been obsessed with taking pictures and looking through old family albums. So I knew it was time to get a better camera to achieve the work I wanted to create.
One day I was chatting with my grandpa, who was the ultimate hobbyist, and he told me if I worked hard and sold some of his vintage items from his collection, I could buy myself a new camera. I picked one of his cool vintage film cameras to sell and bought my first semi-pro camera.
I’ll always be grateful for the lessons I learned during that time. Little did I know this would be the start of my photography journey!