I remember seeing macro photography and thinking how cool depth of field looked. I messed around on my iPhone with all the annoying automatic features and got some basic depth of field. That was introduction to photography for me!
I was initially interested in painting and them moved on to photography. My family members are my greatest inspirations and got me into this hobby, two of them do this for living and work for ad agencies.
I see photography as a means of expressing myself, unfortunately I have no other artistic talents so I spend a lot of time trying to express myself through my photographs. I also use it to keep a visual journal of my life and experiences.
I really like the description that Sylvia gave. I like to tell my life story in photographs. It also appeals a lot more to people I got into photography from a young age, after seeing some close up shots on plants.