"Define interesting?" --Capt. 'Mal' Reynolds
Stephen originally thought he wanted to be an engineer. He like planes, and most things mechanical; and he was fairly good at math and science. So he ignored the simple joy of drawing and off he went to college.
Three years later, with his GPA slipping and not really enjoying his classes Stephen took a ceramics class with a friend as an elective. Just something a little less anal retentive.
Well, Stephen aced that ceramics class, and though he did not fail Physics 1302 he also did not make a high enough grade to continue down the engineering path. The next semester he was a art major, and after taking Basic Photography 1301 he was working his way toward a BFA in Studio Art with a Concentration in Photography degree.
For Stephen it was like coming home. It wasn't easy, and certainly wasn't cheap, but how to make a living with this degree? Well, within a few short days of being in his Studio Photography class the answer came to him. Commercial photography.
Next thing Stephen knows he's interning with one of the top Dallas food and still life photographers. He would have left school then and started assisting other photographers, but he only had a semester left so he finished his degree and burst onto the photo assistant scene.
Stephen has worked with all kinds of amazing and interesting people, and as the digital tidal wave was on the rise he started learning and working in Photoshop. Soon it seemed as if this might be a new calling, but after joining N-GEN Studios and taking over the "photo room" his love affair with the camera was rekindled.
Though he is still primarily a retoucher his goal is to eventually make it so they have to reverse the order of his titles to Photographer/Retoucher.