I could not see my self or people that looked like me in the various formats of media available when I was 12. It was this lack of reference which made me want to create images. I too wanted to see me and people that looked like me in television, magazines. Why not?
I managed to purchase my first point and shoot camera at 21 years of age and have been creating images since then. I am self taught, push my self to expand the in knowledge are skills in which i have learned the tools