I recently moved to New York to be a social media intern for Business Insider. It’s always been a dream of mine to live in New York (the social media thing is my side hustle). So far, it’s going about as I would have expected.
I’m usually pretty terrible at documenting these monumental moments in my life. Whenever I’m away for a while my friends and family always ask to see pictures when I return. I rarely have much more than a handful of selfies and some photos of monuments to show them. Nothing creative, nothing spectacular. For a photographer, the record I keep of my own life is pretty lacking.
After a week or two of being here, I decided this time of my life is crucial. People grow and change in unexpected ways in their twenties. I want to record that. What better way than with pictures?
So, I have challenged myself to document my life. Starting today, I will be taking at least one photo everyday of something I did, something that inspired me, or something I was around. I’m expecting to take lots of photos of my shoes in interesting walkways, plenty of amateur food photos, and certainly some of my new friends (and our shenanigans).
The photos in this series are intended to give a glimpse into my adventure. They're not intended to be professional quality, or especially creative or insightful. Many will be taken on my phone or on my point and shoot. I'm not trying to be a journalist or a professional with this project. Rather it's a way for me to make my way back to what brought me to photography in the first place. My goal is to challenge myself creatively while creating a record for myself to look back on. I’m hoping to stick with this project for the next year and share it all with you here. I’ll include captions on the photos of what I did that day or my inspiration. Some will be more detailed than others.
With that- here are the highlights from my first month (ish) Moving forward I’ll report on this project weekly with new pics and hopefully some cool stories.
Edit: I regret to inform my readers that this experiment was left incomplete. Please stay tuned for new content.