I taught myself Web Development when I realized a fast food job wasn't cutting it, but five years of making websites and two ulcers later, I needed a change.
While at work one day a coworker invited me to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in a couple months, and figuring I would never meet other people who would want to do something like this again I accepted their offer. I thought it would be a good idea to take photos while leaving the US for the first time so I bought a used Canon DSLR and one zoom lens.
Through the highs and lows of summiting the highest peak in Africa, I realized that photography called to me. But it wasn't even my accomplishment of reaching summit that inspired me the most, it was the people that I met and helped me along the way. I tried to engage with as many people as I could and hear the things they had to tell even if to them they seemed like every day stories, to me and many they are unique and worth sharing.
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