MYLES KWESI HUTCHFUL

BIOGRAPHY II

                       MY JOURNEY THROUGH MY PASSPORT PHOTOS

I was born in Ghana and raised in Canada. I moved to Canada at the age of 8.  My passport photo taken right before Canada…

I lived in Canada for several years and became a citizen.  I lived the life of a typical teenager…  loved bmxing, loved skateboarding, loved dance competitions and got into occasional fights with the wanna-be bullies.  This is my passport photo taken for my Canadian Citizenship…

After suffering a semester of bad grades, my father decided it was best for me to finish my education in Ghana, clearly an over-reaction :-)    I attended Herman Gmiener International College, a strict and prestigious boarding school where rules were strictly enforced.  This is when I developed a deep love for photography as a hobby.   This is my passport photo taken for my Canadian passport shortly after arriving in Ghana…

The boarding school and its students took great and contagious pride in doing well academically.  It transformed me into a complete nerd and reigned as the second top student of the school.  

After graduating, I returned to North America.  Ann Arbor, Michigan to be exact… where I attended the University of Michigan.

I attended university with the intent of becoming a doctor but lost interest in studying western medicine and instead gained a deep interest in anthropology.

I switched my major from bio-chemistry to biological anthropology.  I graduated early and took several business classes.  A passport photo taken while at the University of Michigan…

 

After graduating, I moved to Los Angeles where I got my first job as an investment banker.   My love for photography continued.  This photo was taken while I worked as an investment banker in Los Angeles.

I never had an interest being a banker as a career.  I wanted to learn about money.  I needed to pay my bills and student loans.

 My real love was photography and film.  I worked hard and was a top performer in the company but had little interest in climbing the corporate ladder.  My lunch breaks and most of my weekends were spent with my camera.  

I planned a big escape after two years but failed…   I did not have a bullet proof plan…   I quit investment banking…  but after 6 months of traveling and shooting, I was back in the corporate world…  A passport photo taken shortly after I returned to the corporate world…

After another two years in the corporate world, more weekends with my camera and saving money… I finally broke free…  and pursued my love for photography and film full time…  and here I am today…  doing what I love with presence, passion and persistence…