As a kid I was fascinated with our old family photos. What were these people really like? What did the picture tell me about them? I would look at them for hours and make up stories about what was happening in the image, what my aunts, uncles and cousins were saying, where they were, how they got there, what the people in the background were doing. It was like watching a movie except that I was creating the characters and the dialogue.
I was 13 when I found my father's old camera in a shoebox and it all came together, I started taking properly framed shots straight away. I finally knew what I wanted to do when I grew up, to work with people and photograph them.
After 20 years as a portrait photographer, I can't think of anything else I'd rather do.