When I was 8 years old, my grandparents gifted me one of those red plastic pancake cameras. It was simple, light and cheap. Day One, the toy camera and I were inseparable, not a single neighborhood subject was immune from our scrutiny. During lulls, I indulged in my grandparents' National Geographic Magazine archives. Together, these two artifacts, kept photography at the forefront of my youth. Now, as a husband and father of two daughters, I keep exploring; both physically within the world around us, and emotionally as a father and partner.