I developed an interest in photography at a young age and asked (well, demanded) a camera and a basic black and white darkroom setup as my grade school graduation present. My parents gave in to this request and, armed with a Beseler Topcon SLR and various pieces of darkroom equipment, I proceeded to take over my family’s basement and could frequently be found popping open 35mm film canisters in a darkened linen closet.
Following a period of incessant photographing in high school, my photography took a long hiatus while I attended various institutions of higher learning, emerging in 1990 as an interventional cardiologist.
In 2003, I rediscovered my passion for photography, which has since become an extremely important part of my life and my mode of self-expression. My only regret is having put the camera down for so long a period of time.