As I sit alone in my quiet little apartment and write this, I’ve been thinking about all of the things that have happened to me this year. In an earlier post, I stated, “Personal work for me is for looking back on times that have past. It’s a way to always remember feelings you had, people you knew, places you travelled to and experiences you had. Remembering people and the times you had is one of the most important reasons that I love what I do. Whether it’s for myself or other people, capturing memories is a passion.” I was partially right. It’s not just personal work that makes you remember experiences; everything I shoot makes me relive those moments. I found myself lost in film scans this evening and never realized how much time I spent just looking through them all spread out on my floor until I went to grab food. Memories, spread out on my floor, made for a good night.
I graduated college two days ago and I don’t think it has really hit me yet. My actual life is about to start. As much as I changed in 2012, I anticipate the same thing will happen in 2013. Always changing for the better. I’ve got a long road ahead of me and as I start to map out next year, I get more and more excited even with as difficult as it looks to be. I’ll keep my wits about me and make the best of everything this year has to offer me.
I wish I could call the following set of images a “carefully chosen and curated batch of photos” but I can’t. I chose each image based on what I felt when I took it. Each image has meaning to me for some reason or another. Typically, I detest long blog posts but this required something different. These photographs, I love them. I love what I do.
The last image was taken by my good friend Andy over at Andrew & Erin Photography.
“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” – Ansel Adams