The musings of a former London PE guy turned Silicon Valley technophile
I’ve always had an interest in photography. In fact, when I was in the sixth grade I won “best picture” at the Cypress County Fair (yeah, I was kind of a nerd).
So when I had the opportunity to take a photography class while I was at business school, I wanted to so badly get into Robert Dawson‘s class.
It is one of the most popular classes at Stanford where only a few students were hand selected out of hundreds that apply. Most students were pursuing a PhD in Art History or had a great track record for doing something creative (one girl had been a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize!).
“There’s no way I can get into this class”, I thought. How could I compete?
So when Professor Dawson asked me why I wanted to be in the class, I told him:
“People say that a picture is worth a thousands words…but I think a picture is worth a story…”
I guess that was good enough to get me into the class! I bought a Canon 7D right after that, have been learning how to use it, and shooting with it wherever I go. I’m usually the guy talking to the wedding photographer for more tips…
Check out some more photos here.