Before I Grew Up

An illustration essay on how people of various professions intrigued a young mind.

What intrigued us now may be very different than when we were little. This series is based on my childhood encounters with people from various professions and their lingering impressions: the many things my younger self could not grasp or value yet. It was meant to capture how I imagined myself in their shoes, then and now. While it is impossible to capture those childhood impressions wholly, I wish to pay the due appreciation to those encounters.