In another life I was a photographer studying black & white darkroom processing, conceptual works, installation, and other alternative processes. I currently indulge this passion with tethered shooting and product shots in the studio. The fun film feel of Instagram and even my old Hipstamatic app soothe my 'once lived in a darkroom soul', but I still dabble in real film from time to time and I suspect I always will.
Illustration was never something that came easily to me, until I found an instructor that pushed line and emotion over perfection. He demanded using your entire body and whatever was at your disposal over being precious. Using this approach gave me a freedom and made me feel like sometimes, on a good day, I might actually be able to draw.