I love telling stories. When I was a kid, most of those stories I told were lies to get myself out of trouble. One day, my father suggested I become a writer because I was "full of complete bullshit." Call it career guidance. Unable to understand neither math nor science, I took my old man's advice and studied journalism. I then went on to work as a print journalist for two decades with numerous daily newspapers around New York State and The Associated Press. I have authored a few books, and a couple of years ago, decided I wanted to try to start telling stories visually. I gravitate toward urban photography. I like the challenge in trying to find beauty in what otherwise might be considered ugly — finding the extraordinary in what others might consider ordinary. It's always about the story.