My father started me on photography a long time ago (I have fond memories of developing black&white photos together before I was a teenager). I played a bit with an old Russian camera (Smena - http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Smena_8M_(2) ), but mainly during trips or vacations. Then a few years ago bought my first digital camera. Although personal photos still make the bulk of my pictures, I try to develop my skill on artistic photography too. It has been a bit difficult recently to find time for photo shooting outings. Hope to rectify this soon.
when I first began my career as a designer / developer, I inadvertently became a photographer to assist with my design work. But it quickly grew into a stand alone passion from there.
As a web designer/developer, I'm also fond of visual communication.