Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
In high school, there was a lot of pressure on me to study something in the medical field. I was told that's where the jobs would be, so I played it safe and doubled up on science and math courses. In my junior year however, I was placed in a black and white film photography course by mistake. I welcomed the class, thinking it would be a easy A for the semester. It wasnt until turning in my first assignment that I realized how much I loved making photographs. My teacher, who was a huge influence on me, pulled me aside to tell me how good my work was. She said I had "the eye," which encouraged me to shoot more. For every assignment she gave the class, she gave me two extras just to challenge and motivate me. It didn't take long for me to fall in love with the medium, and now I can truly call it a passion. Using photography, I been able to show people how I think, presenting my perspective and how I look at the world. I must say that pursuing my dream of becoming a photographer is one of theach best decisions I've ever made. No matter what job I get in the future, I know as long as I have a camera in my hands, I'll be happy. And that's what it's all about right?