I used to think I was Batman.
When I was a kid, I mean.
That’s kinda what first
got me started in photography.
As a caped crusader, my adventures
were legendary
and needed documenting.
With my parents’ Polaroid in hand,
the Dark Knight’s daring deeds
were duly saved for posterity.

Eventually, the camera
became more important
than the crime-fighting.
But I never forgot
how it all began.
Creativity for me
is very much
a process that reaches
all the way back to childhood.
I don’t consciously look for it
when I’m taking pictures,
it just follows me around.
I call it “Bruce.”

Don’t tell anyone.