I’ve been a late bloomer my whole life. Infused with the cultural richness of the Washington D.C. region as a child, I fled the maddening crowds for the comparative obscurity of the inland northwestern United States when I was 18. From there, the paths became random, disastrous, successful, occasionally planned, and always full of amazement at the natural beauty of this planet. College and good income were slow to develop, but I’ve had a camera in my hand since I was a child. Today, I call Olympia, Washington my home. I’d love to have a dog, but a llama would probably be a better choice.