Tomorrow I head to Tucson, Ariz., for the start of what I hope is a long career in this industry.
I’ll be working with The New York Times for a two week student journalism institute, producing content while working with other students as well as NYT editors and mentors. Four days after the institute finishes in June, I drive to Portland for a multimedia internship with The Oregonian.
I apologize for the lag in updates. With the excitement of graduating college last week and preparing for the summer, I haven’t had time to write a new post. This one won’t be as well versed as I’d like, and I’ve also been holding off because I haven’t had the right pictures to post.
A photographer friend of mine once advised that you should use your blog to show your outtakes, but the work must still be of your best quality. This post doesn’t exactly follow that rule, but I do have to give you something to look at, right?
I know that my work has greatly improved in the last year, but I also know that I’m not where I want to be yet. I’m hoping that this summer gets me there, or at least closer to wherever ‘there’ is. This chase will probably be a lifelong pursuit, as the bar will keep being raised. But I’m hoping that working 40 hours a week will help. It will be the first time I get the chance to concentrate on photography full time, without the distraction of school or homework.
After that, who knows. Graduation marked the end of a very structured period of my life – there was always a logical next step and I knew what I would be doing in the fall. But in August, once my internship is done, my future is wide open. I’ll use this blog to keep you all updated this summer, and I promise I’ll post more frequently. All the photographs I’ll be taking will help.