As a passionate photographer, I get asked frequently when I started to become interested in photography. This question is difficult for me to answer, because I do not have a specific date, when I all of the sudden became interested in photography.
Thinking about a good response, I ask myself if it started when I joined photography class in school, but I was already experienced in photography, and had a good amount of pictures published. Going back in time, I consider the period right after I moved to the US. I started to become very interested in taking portraits of other people and myself. Also, I took a class outside of school about photography, which I genuinely enjoyed. While this time was a magnificent change in my photography career, I discovered my interest in photography at a younger age.
Before I moved to the US I captured many landscape and close up nature photos. My parents were afraid that I would not use the camera enough, when they bought it. Now, I am very thankful that they still decided to buy it, because they made it possible for me to discover a new passion.
Though that might be the time period I began to take photos, my interest for creating art work with a camera started before. Around the time I started middle school in Germany, I participated in a filming course. When I was in elementary school, I was already filming small videos with my sister to our favorite music. The first time holding a camera in my hand was what triggered my interest, but unfortunately I cannot exactly remember the date.