I've always considered myself an artist, though I've only recently come to determine what that means. When I was a teenager being an artist meant I had low self esteem and played the drums, and would spend math class writing short stories and songs. As a young adult making art was how I convinced myself I wasn't worthless - and sometimes I even believed it for a few minutes. I believed in purpose, and that my purpose was to make the best art and get rich. Now I'm a nihilist, selling photographs on the internet amidst a sea of others trying to do the same.
I hope I don't come off as too self indulgent - I'm actually quite a bit happier now. A few years ago I finally sought the professional help I needed to truly combat my depression and now art is just something I do, something I enjoy. I have always been a fan of photography, but have only really begun exploring my passion for it recently. Before photography my main focus was on music, both performing and producing. I still produce music on NewGrounds.com as IndustryStandard, but I've given up on trying to make money off of it.
I'm also currently working on a book, a science fiction epic which I'm hoping to make into a trilogy. It's the story of galaxy far more connected than ours, so far in the future that time is only loosely measured based on earth's orbit and other sentient beings have long since made contact and become commonplace. The peak of technological progress revolves around a technique called quantum layering - getting multiple atoms to exist in the same physical space at the same time. Oh and souls have been scientifically confirmed to exist as measurable, substantial things. It's gonna be a romp, stay tuned!