From the artist's website:
How did I become a photographer? I've always been creative, although the outlet for that creativity has changed over the years. I've done a little drawing, a little writing, a little video game modification, and so on. I started carrying a camera years ago so I could document my adventures and the fun people I spent time with. When I moved to Seattle in 2005, I worked in a cubicle for a giant corporation, so to counter the negativity, bureaucracy, and futility of my job, I took up hobbies which exposed me to the creative and unusual people for which the Pacific Northwest is rightly famous. Somewhere along the line I wasn't taking photographs just to record my activities, but to make something beautiful. The more time I spent with dancers, photographers, and costume designers, the less I wanted to spend in a cubicle at my day job. Eventually I realized that I didn't have to, so I quit my job and started my own photography business.
I photograph people because people are the most interesting, most diverse, and most challenging subjects available. That isn't completely true. Deep-sea squid would be more challenging to photograph, but they scare me. You couldn't get me in a bathysphere unless you filled it with $100 bills. A good picture of a thing is just a picture of a thing, but a good picture of a person reveals more than just skin, fabric, and hair.
From all reports, I'm a pretty cool guy to spend time with. I enjoy kindness and honesty, as well as excitement and laughter. I often make subtle puns and references, so if you don't watch the same movies that I do, you're missing out on some quality entertainment. (Really, the Speed Racer movie was awesome.)
I love photography, and it likes me back. There's so much to learn. Photography has no upper bound, so if I stop improving, I've stopped trying. Whenever I stretch myself, I come back stronger.