When I first began my photography endeavors, freelance felt like a disadvantage as I watched my peers in other fields take on full time positions. My work was full of uncertainty and I wanted a sense of security.
I felt the need to validate what I was doing, even if that meant compromising on my creative control.
I was overwhelmed with uncertainty in both my professional and personal endeavors.
In reality, this concept was what was holding me back.
My favorite photographers and artists did not have clearly defined paths.
I consciously chose to stop thinking this way.
I worked, and if there wasn’t work, I went out and found something to shoot anyways.
Opportunities began presenting themselves from the work I was making.
Ironically, I often found myself documenting the fragility of lives that gave the illusion of security.
It seemed to be a recurring theme throughout the year.
As I proceeded to document the world around me, I realized how everything is uncertain.
And truthfully, those were the moments worth photographing.
Photographs are not endorsements