I've been for a long time an engineer in R&D in optics. I spent a lot of time designing optical systems, and launching ray tracings to gather many physical parameters, creating optical sensors for spatial applications, developing lighting systems, teaching photometry and colorimetry to young students.... In brief, I've always loved photons - and light and matter interaction - whatever their application field!
Today, I've stopped working in order to raise my children. I discovered 3D in 2011, and it became a real passion for me. Theoretically, I should have gone back to work mid June 2013, but I finally decided to take a year off in order to begin to launch a 3D professional activity. Because I love 3D as much as I love light. Because 3D renders is also based on light and matter interaction...In a more controllable way..
What will I do after this year off? Will I play with real photons or virtual ones? Who knows? ... Only the future will tell us!