As a young schoolboy, I used to organize my desk in a very precise, symmetrical way. Pencils would line up perfectly with books and nothing would be touching other things. Crazy? No way. Obsessive? Absolutely. My desk was a veritable homage to modern design and composition and thus launched a lifelong odyssey into the world of visual storytelling. When I was 10, I got my first camera but it wasn’t until I turned 20 that I truly developed the physical and mental strength to do it as a career. That year I rode my bike 12,000 km’s across the country in 5 and a half months – magnifying my humanity and testing my virtues of discipline, patience and commitment. I’ve since left my bike far behind, but those experiences continue to propel me to higher plateaus of professionalism and achievement within my craft.