I grew up in a small town in upstate, NY. Maybe you heard of it, maybe not.
I started skateboarding in 1988 when I was 9. Started shooting photos when I was about 10, with my dad who was a hobbyist photographer. Stopped shooting during high school. Then fell back in love with it right before enrolling in culinary school. Bailed on culinary because the kitchen is too fucking hot and photography was much more meaningful to me.
Went to photo school in Boston, graduated, yadda yadda yadda, 4 years later, I live in Brooklyn with my wife and son, and shoot people for a living. Life is pretty damn good.