I was 9 years old when my mother gave me and my sister cameras. I had broken my arm and we were headed to a local theme park. I took two rolls of film from high in the air, of giant tissue paper flowers, bugs in the grass, and of my sister taking pictures of me. I waited anxiously at the Wal-Mart 1 hour photo thingy for my images to come back.
I was in awe that moments could be captured. With my camera, I could make time stand still.
At 16, two very big things happened to me…..