When I was about 9 years old, I purchased a book in a specialty shop that was all about cats and kittens photographed black and white in their natural setting. I have loved that book for so long now, and I'm just certain it was one of the things that inspired me to be a photographer. I new that someday I would be able to do the photographs with my own cats like the ones I saw in the book. And I know I still have that book somewhere. I guess I just haven't unpacked it yet.