At the age of fourteen, when most teenage boys were playing sports or collecting comic books. I was collecting Prada ads. I would go to the public library and check magazines ranging from Vogue to GQ, tearing out the ads. By the time I left for college, I had amassed three binders of Prada ads all protected in plastic sheets displaying the photographs of such greats as Glen Luchford and Cedric Buchet. These ads represent the history of my youth as well as my career aspirations.