I have been an artist since my college days. In the era of black and white film, I dropped a roll of 35mm Tri-X into my K-1000 and clicked the back closed. I can still hear that hollow "click" of the Pentax as I rubbed my right thumb against the lower corner of the back of my camera to make sure it was closed. That soft click of my camera closing was followed by a rumble in the distance of an avalanche of surreal events which I could never have foreseen. My once very predictable, boring life dropped away as I fell into the rabbit hole without the means or the motivation to stop myself from spiraling downward, down into a world of glorious chaos and wicked imagery. I am an artist.