On the last day of 5th grade, I won the twist contest. In 11th grade, I got an award for perfect attendance. For the last 15 years, I’ve been living off the glory of winning a few skateboard contests. But now I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been awarded one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers. I’m honored to be included alongside my homie Ben Rasmussen, who is daily source of inspiration, and others I admire like Bobby Doherty and Bryan Schutmaat. These days, my twist is good but great, my attendance is imperfect, and my 360 flips pretty wonky. But I assure you that this photography thing will only keep getting better.