M.C. O'Connor is very new to photography, just short of two years. For the past four years she's been a journalist covering the local music scene in Asbury Park, New Jersey. In December '08, a professional photographer who’s also a musician asked her to take photos with his camera while he was on stage. He was happy with her work and shortly after offered to donate to her one of his cameras, a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT. She hasn't put it down since.