This past year has undeniably been one of the best years I could even concoct myself. I’ve been so blessed to be able to capture the moments that have forever changed who I am and inspired me in more ways than I thought possible. From exploring Ireland all while sharing stories with strangers over countless glasses of Guinness. Spending a week in Oregon with 50+ photographers who I’ve grown to adore each and every one. To getting the chance to photograph Macklemore, Alt-J, Woodkid, Two Door Cinema Club and many more bands who have given me some of the best nights I could even dream of having. But most importantly, this past year I made the best decision of my life. Moving to San Francisco so I can make a lot more strangers uncomfortable with kindly shoving my lens in their face and constantly being surrounded by like minded creative individuals. I’ve been able to wear happiness like a favorite dress and not feel the pressure nor need to take it off. In just this past year, I’ve grown and changed in more ways than I can even describe and for a lot of that, I have my lens to thank for. My camera has given me the chance to not only stumble upon so many of these adventures but also find myself a little more in each photograph I create.
I could only imagine what this next year has waiting for me, and even if it doesn’t include an Irish accent or Macklemore’s sweat dripping onto my lens, it is the simple moments with humans I meet on the street and the stories they decide to share with a complete stranger, that continuously reminds me why I am who I am and why without a second thought, I would drop everything, grab my camera and just go.
These moments and everything in between is what makes me so passionate about this life I live. I’m very thankful for the independent free soul and overly curious mind I have and the camera that has become a vessel that has lead me to some of the most incredible people, travels and the most unbelievable places. The uncertainty of each day is what keeps me feening for more.
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