Before I moved to Seattle from Indiana, six years ago, just about the only things I knew about Seattle were The Stranger, KEXP, and rain. My dream job upon arrival was getting in at The Stranger as a copy editor / page designer, which is what I'd done in Indiana. I'm so glad things didn't work out that way. As a photographer, access is so important, and being affiliated with not only Seattle Gay News and City Arts Magazine but also The Stranger is huge. So many thanks to Kelly O and Sean Nelson for taking me on at the last minute and letting me contribute.