A year and 11 days ago, I had a crisis.
Furiously pacing around my living room at 2 in the morning and blatantly ignoring the university coursework which had now become meaningless, I battled with the idea of abandoning the traditional beaten path, and forging one of my own. Anyone who has decided to change career paths will tell you that reconstructing the very foundations of your identity can be destabilzing. However, instead of feeling unhappy, I was ecstatic. I had finally come to terms with a dream that I had been repressing for years. I could trace the line through the plethora of opportunites that had now presented themselves right in front of me. I may have been very anxious but only because I knew the road ahead would be a wild one, and I wouldn't have to deal with yet another year of boredom and apathy.
This appetite for creativity took me over. I was hungry to test out my abilities, soak up knowledge, and basically shoot everything I encountered. Everything had suddenly become so clear. I had reached an entire new level of ambition, and everything snowballed the more my motivation grew. Its hilariously cheesy how often we hear it in our lives, but I myself am an advocate for that very simple statement: If you want something, just reach out and take it.
I couldn't have done this without you. Anyone who reads this blog or keeps up with my work, I cannot thank you enough. This year has been a wild ride, and all the support from friends, colleagues, and clients has kept me strong. I can't wait to take on the new year.
So, here they are in no particular order, my favorite photos from my first year in this crazy business.