Born a photographer

I’d always wanted to be an architect and was half way through design school before I realized that wasn’t how my brain worked. What I always was was a photographer without a camera but with a love for architecture and the built environment. This photo of Les Invalides should have been the clue. It was taken my senior year in high school and I’d never used a camera before in my life. I still remember taking it— I looked at the building from one side of the street and didn’t like the view; I went to the other side of the street and didn’t like the view; finally, I went into the middle of that street in Paris and stood with cars rushing past in both directions to get what seemed like the best view. That’s always what it was for me— turning a three-dimensional space into an image with or without a camera.