Every photographer has a story of how they came to pick up a camera and for many of us, there is a family connection. More than thirteen years ago I inherited my father’s rather modest collection of cameras and not knowing what to do with it, the cameras sat in boxes until I decided they had to go. Little did I know that my efforts to understand the value of the collection would lead me to becoming a photographer myself.
Today the camera has become my tool for creating images and sharing stories. My photographic work is concerned with finding a genuine respect for every person, no matter their circumstance. It is rooted in a childhood where discrimination was a part of everyday life and a career in human resources dedicated to recognizing the potential of each employee.