I have been lugging a camera around for years, and somewhere in that, have learned how to use it. I love to capture things as I see them, people, places, things. Over the years, my pets have been my consistent pratice targets when I have a new technique I am working on.
It always feels slightly insincere to call myself a photographer. I am someone who loves observing capturing things, to preserve them as they are, as much for historical documentation as anything, but also to keep the frame with me.