This is the end of my year long project, but I see it as the beginning of something new.
I started this project with my friend Eldred Moye, and I really want to thank him for all of his help and support. He helped me so much with almost every photo for the first 150 days. He definitely offered a lot of encouragement, support, and assisted me on a lot of my difficult shoots! Thanks Eldred!
It’s amazing where this project has brought me! I have been all over the country meeting new friends and visiting old ones! I spent all of December busing my way to NYC for Christmas and New Years. After New Years, I went to Toronto Canada to meet an awesome photographer, Patty Maher! Then I spent all of January making my way south west to St. Louis, and further west to Colorado. Then I spent all of February going west to Los Angeles, and north up to Portland, then I made my way back to Los Angeles where I now live.
Now that I have more time, my goal is to put more time into my photos. This will give me the opportunity to make higher quality and more thought provoking photos.
I encourage anyone to take on this project! It is probably the most difficult challenge of my life, but it is well worth it! I have learned so much from this project, and I now have a portfolio full of pictures that I am very proud of! Even if you’re not a photographer, devote a year to what you love and you will grow so much!
Thank you, Patrick Di Rito, John and Tracee Smith, Tom Torres, Shyá Lorance-Ashby, Patty Maher, Lacasa Godboldo, Tim and Kelly Vitt, Logan Farmer, Liz Ross, Chad Gall, Blake Rogers, Ashley Hershberger, Megan Harrison, and my parents and grandparants for helping me while I was on the road!