I started with photography when my father, a photojournalist himself, introduced me to shooting and developing black and white film when I was about 7 or 8 years old. Since then I've had a love affair with cameras and photography.
My passion for cycling began when I was 13. After seeing a bike race, my friends and I decided it couldn't be that hard, since we rode our bikes everywhere! That night I saw "Breaking Away" and my fate was sealed. The next day I was at the local bike shop, and befriended one of the staff. Soon, I competed in my first race and placed second. That was followed by a first place finish in my next race.
After many miles in the saddle I discovered the velodrome, and realized that it was my calling. Marriage and fatherhood put my cycling on hold, but my daughter has reawakened me to the sport.
Now I enjoy combining my two hobbies by photographing cycling events in Southern California, and hope to return to racing beside her in 2008.