I say “Just go for it” to everyone, including myself. It makes sense to me to just start even with no plan in place. I figure eventually, I will find my way. When I started to play piano, I remember sitting down on the piano bench and thinking to myself “ I think I will write a song today”.
In high school, I attended choir and practiced before and after school and a music class during school hours. After school I would go home and I would sit for hours playing piano, singing and writing songs. I was immersing myself deeper and deeper into this life of creativity.
I began to have “visions” like clips from a movie when I would hear music that inspired me. I started to take an interest in photography when I was about 15, my parents bought me my first camera for Christmas of 2007. The camera was used that day like it had been used for years. I was obsessed. That summer I would practice on taking pictures of flowers in the backyard, freshly fallen rain on the petals, and the rust on the back gate lock.
It was March of this year I felt I was at a crossroad in my life. I went through a personal crisis and I felt something needed to change. I told myself, “ I’m going for it”. I bought my camera and I went out to Glenbow Ranch and started taking photos. I had no plan, but I had my camera and I had a vision of what could be. The drive to Glenbow Ranch I listened to “Deep In Love” and “ The Roving” by Bonny Light Horseman. I listened to those two songs on repeat and I felt free.
I have had such an amazing journey so far as the beginning of what I hope to be a long and fulfilling career of photography. Music will continue to inspire my photography, and photography will continue to inspire my music.
“I was obsessed. I would practice on taking pictures of flowers in the backyard, freshly fallen rain on the petals. and the rust on the back gate lock.”
“I bought my camera and I went out to Glenbow Ranch and started taking photos. I had no plan, but I had my camera and I had a vision of what could be.”