I started to make photographs on the 90s with an old camera from my father. I was able to experiment with different lenses, extension rings and even color filters for the flash. But it was in the year 2000 when I have the chance to use a digital camera for the first time, and this had a huge impact on my work as a texture artist. I always enjoy to bring a camera with me and take shots of my surroundings, but most of the time I ended taking pictures of brick walls, paving stones, old metal sheets or anything that I can use as a texture. As I started to use better equipment and developing my skills, I discovered that some of these pictures where amazing on their own, specially the close-up ones that I take as reference with a shallow deep of field, vibrant colors and high frequency details.