Like any kid, I had a dream. I wanted to be a helicopter pilot. A bit like “T.C.” in Magnum PI.
Then there’s Leonardo da Vinci. The phenomenon of vertical flight fascinated me, elevating my curiosity to a different plane. His design, aptly known as the "Aerial Screw", was his dream machine.
And mine, too.
To whirl. Spiral. Chopper. And hopper. To go solo. Free like the whirlybird. Only I landed with a big bad bump.
For me to learn how to take off I had to learn how to take on a few other things. Such as algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. Go to college and study math, physics or aeronautical engineering. My head started to spin like a helix.
But then, a bit like Leonardo, I saw life through both art and science unravel before my eyes. Through a different window. The lens.
So I became a photographer. And I’m still flying. Following my own dream.