DS: I was a typical high school photo geek. I took a picture that won an award from the Boys Club of America -- it was probably the best picture I've ever taken, and I'm still trying to recapture that magic. Sad, isn't it? I did a year at UCLA and later studied at the California Institute of the Arts, but I never graduated. I went to work at a startup weekly called L.A. Newspaper, but it only last six months until the investor's money ran out. But we had some great people: Roger Black was the art director, Terry McDonnell was an associate editor, and Barry Siegel, who later won a Pulitzer for the L.A. Times, was a reporter. It was a children's crusade.