"My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water." Mark Twain

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There are times I wake up in the middle of the night in a panic when I think that I almost didn’t become a photographer. Photography was an absolute Godsend for me but there was a time when I wondered if it would ever happen. In 2002 I hurt my back in the middle of college and quit almost everything I was doing so I could support my wife and child. Photography was the only thing I could do in my situation. In retrospect, back surgery was the best thing that ever happened to me. It forced me to focus my efforts on the one thing I loved, photography.