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Chris & Daniel Macke, Yosemite National Park

Music brought me to Manhattan from the Midwest. When I was a kid, my mom insisted I learn saxophone and my dad bought me a camera. I'm glad they did, because I got to grow up surrounded by the arts at a performing arts elementary/high school in Cincinnati. As a sixth grader, it was intoxicating singing with The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra with a slew of visiting Broadway artists. When I moved to New York for college, I spent my days singing, and my nights photographing NYC and its fascinating humans. A chance encounter with a talent agent led to a new adventure representing major actors in the Theater, Film, and Television worlds. Favorite moment: Going to the opening night performance and afterparty of Wicked. We represented Kristin. It was a pretty cool leap for a theater nerd from Ohio. Eventually, word of mouth filled my schedule with headshot clients, and in 2006, photography became my full time career.