Flickr taught me a lot of technical things in the beginning and got me shooting regularly, even though it was crap at that point. I was enrolled on and off at Stanford, trying to finish my degree in biology when photography struck, so after dipping a toe in the water with an introductory black and white film class, I made the switch to art and finished with a BA in Art Practice. I did manage a minor in Biology. What's San Francisco like for a young photographer? The people I've met have been knowledgeable and enthusiastic, but I wish I met more people who are in the same stage of their career as I am, people who have similar goals. Last month I met up with Kevin Kunishi, who just put out a great book on Nicaragua through Daylight, to share some work in progress and talk through some ideas. I'm hoping we can share work on a semi-regular basis - that's probably the thing that I need most at this point: to be able to talk shop with someone whose eye I get and who is grappling with work that has both historical scope and personal resonance.