It’s been a weird week. I’m not sad that it’s over.
On the plus side, I sent in my CPOY submission yesterday, I remember spending hours on the website in high school, it’s weird to think I’m finally old enough to be submitting myself.
I just got back from GeekFest Philly, and what an incredible experience it was. I caught up with some old friends, met some new great people, and feel inspired and ready to get to work. I had a really enriching experience on all sorts of angles. I still need to process a lot, but thank you so much, Melissa Lyttle, Sol Neelman, and everyone else involved for putting together an unforgettable weekend. This image was taken Friday at the opening lecture and party at Kyle J. Keeners studio. I always love listening to Kyle speak and looking at his work, and his place looked exactly as I imagined it would.
I haven’t had much free time at all these past 2 weeks; the beginning of school has been a total blur. Here are some “in-betweens” I made while out on assignment though.
I take photos. Constantly. I’m always trying to see things differently and capture them, sometimes it’s with my cell phone, sometimes with my Nikon, but I’m always trying to make images. Every day I’m looking for little moments to photograph, interesting ways to frame things, studying the light and so on. These daily photos are just little slices of my life that happen between assignments; in class, on my way to assignments, when I’m out in town or traveling, or just hanging out with my friends. The photos I’m going to start posting here the photos of my “in-between”.
Here are a few frames I’ve made during the first week of school.
Okay, I didn’t take this last one; it’s of me, but it was taken by my talented friend and classmate, Tom Brenner. http://tombrenner.tumblr.com/
I have officially been interning at Erie Times-News and GoErie.com for a month now, and what a month it has been. I really got lucky with the great group of photographers I’m working alongside. They all go out of their way to help me with all of the questions I ask (and I really ask too many of them). They all help me go through my work and offer really encouraging advice and critiques, and they’re all just really great people to be spending so much time with. This month has taught me a lot about the “right way” to work hard as well. The past year was really confusing for me about where I really was in my college photography career. I was thrown into a lot of things last summer that I wasn’t ready for as a photographer and as a person in general, but I was a 19 year old kid just out of my freshman year. I shouldn’t have expected myself to be there yet. I did a lot of fighting, but sometimes not in the ways I should be fighting. Suffering doesn’t equal entitlement, and that’s the backstory of what I’ve been figuring out this month in Erie. Sometimes we have to learn things at our own pace, and that’s O,K.
But, enough about my weird personal journey!
Here are some of the best photographs I have made these past 4 weeks at the Erie Times-News.
I’m actually really bummed a whole month has gone by already, I have a feeling this whole summer is going to go by way faster than I want it to. I really love what I’m doing every day, and to temporarily be part of such a great team of photographers.