It was back in 2003, over a decade ago, when I purchased my first professional camera. As Creative Director, at the time, for a regional music magazine publication, it so happened that we needed a full time photographer to promote unknown acts trying to be heard above the noise. My style developed over the years into what is best described as candid-portraiture. I am a firm believer that the best, "poses", are not poses at all. They are, instead, the fleeting instants that occur between the, "smiles for the camera", the moments when fake persona is lowered and the true person thus revealed. When that happens, it's truly a thing of beauty. It draws you in and it becomes more than just a moment in time. The photo becomes an undiscovered story. It simply makes you stop, feel, and think.