Looking back at 30+ years in this business I see my evolution process started much further back. As a youth (and still today) I was inspired by classic movies and still images and their beautiful visuals. I would draw a lot in those years inspired by the beauty I saw in those people. Later in my teens I started to play with makeup and hair styling and worked my way into doing that with photographers. A few years later I picked up photography. When the digital age came in I transitioned into that and learned retouching in Photoshop.
With all my skills incorporating well together and being self taught I see now how it helps me expand into new ones.