When I was a young actor, I had a small part in a Tennessee Williams play where I was called on to play the Spanish guitar. A photographer, the friend of a fellow cast member, liked to listen to me play in the dressing room. He asked if I would sell him my guitar. Well I had more than one guitar, so we ended up trading that guitar for his Nikon. He gave me some basic info on what to do, and I started taking pictures of the rather large cast, who then all lined up to buy prints. I never looked back.
A few years later, I was living in Europe and shooting assignments for major airlines and tour companies. I was able to travel to 57 different countries for clients that included American Express, American Airlines, TWA, PanAm, KLM and Varig.
I'm mostly retired now and again living in New York City. You might enjoy reading the short memoirs and essays in my blog: