Before I started photography I did drawing and painting with San Francisco artist Felix d'Eon. I took a weekly figure drawing class with Felix in his studio. I started photography as I often couldn't finish my drawings while the live model was posing. Soon I was taking photos for Felix to use in his own art, and collaborating on projects together. Here is one of Felix' drawings. I remember it well, as I posed the Model (Rob) to re-enact the moment that I knew I was gay. That moment was in 6th grade and I was taking swimming lessons at the high school. The lessons were taught by the varsity swim team. I remember one of our coaches walking out of the showers with a towel around his neck. I had never seen anything so beautiful before, and knew at that moment what it was to be gay. Yay!