My dear Andre Rowe.
Andre was a talented and respected photographer in South Florida. We first worked together in a workshop in 2012 and began shooting frequently. He always asked me about my future. He wanted to know what my plan was and where I wanted to take my career. He provoked thought in me and thus a plan. He saw success in my future when even I didn't see it myself. He passed away in 2013 but his work remains at the core of my portfolio.
To the man who believed I would be something when no one else did, I hope that you rest in peace and that your work will live forever. Thank you for being a friend and thank you for pushing me towards the path I am on today.