Craig’s story

I grew up in a very (like one stoplight) small town in northern New Jersey where we spent every Sunday driving over the Tappan Zee Bridge headed to Yonkers and my Italian grandmother’s house for dinner. While we spent a lot of time at the Jersey shore, I was never a fan of the ocean. In fact, I was afraid of the water and didn’t learn to swim until my 20s (more about that later)—no one could have convinced me the part the ocean would play in my life. I wasn’t a good student, but a sole photography teacher saw something in me and helped to place (and keep) me on a path to success. He allowed me extra time in the darkroom, set up

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