Kevin Davis's misguided youth

I am an internationally award-winning photographer based in Washington, DC.

I have been an image-maker since I was given an SLR camera, a manual Nikon, on the eve of my first overseas trip to Egypt, in 1991. I learned exposure and focus on a TWA flight over the Atlantic, pouring over the well-written Nikon guide by the dim overhead in the dark airline cabin. In the bright light of the Sahara I made my first real exposures and waited with baited breath, drinking espresso and smoking Cleopatras outside of the kiosk as the rolls were processed. And just like that, I was hooked.