I'm Ecuadorean, right from the Andean highlands. Nonetheless, diving is a passion of mine since the first time I deflated my BCU and got surrounded by an ethereal blue, eight years ago already. I moved to the U.S. a few years ago to enroll in grad. school, which has kept me from going to the water. However, whenever work takes me back to Ecuador, I try to dive as much as possible. Photography has been present in my life since I was very little, for my father was a photographer. My brother and I washed trays, tongs, tanks, film developing boxes, over the weekends. We'd spend hours at a time inside the darkroom watching the magic happen. As of my first dives, I thought about UW photography. I've tried it out a couple of times, but I have to admit that the learning curve is quite long. Anyway, here I am, after years of reading Wetpixel, joining you all to enjoy your posts and learn from the experts. I hope to be able to contribute with my grain of salt.
I look forward to being a part of your community.