I remember when I first got my camera at 11. It was such a joy to be able to capture instances from life. Beyond my family and friends a world waited for me to tell their story. This is what each photographer needs to have to I believe, a desire to tell a story through the medium of images.
This approach has not really altered much, today, I see things with much more maturity, I understand my camera and equipment better, but the essence of curiosity is still the foundation of my photography. What would be an interesting story to tell is the point of departure for all my projects.