2018 in Photos
2018 does not feel like the most cohesive or focused year for my pictures. Coming out of college, I was a little lost in what direction I wanted my career to go.
I visited California twice, took a few road trips, and finally, settled (both my career and myself) permanently in Philly.
It was the time exploring that allowed me to deconstruct many of the barriers I had been taught (or otherwise built on my own) that has allowed me to narrow my photographic path appropriately. I spent 2018 rewriting the "rules" of photojournalism that I had allowed to totally strip my creative freedom, and now I'm ready to return.
The end of 2018 marks the beginning of a creatively focused career for photography & me. It is the end of wandering, wondering, and hesitating, and the beginning of running full-throttle into an industry I have, admittedly, been intimidated to commit to-- visual storytelling in/around my community.
Now it's time to get to work. I'm putting out a call for anyone who takes the El regularly. I'd like to feature some of you in a documentary project I'm working on. I'm also looking for people you know who are cornerstones of the North Philly community-- anyone from a smiley next-door neighbor to the post-man who goes the extra mile, similar to my Pappy. Send me anything and everyone who is improving others' lives in little, often unrecognized steps.
I'm thankful, as we all are, to the mentors, friends, and family members who have been an influential part of this year.
I wish you all the best in the new year. Here's to much more inspiration and lots of time to enjoy-the-moment!