I’m a firm believer that everyone has the capability to be creative. In moments where I was out of ideas for compositions, my partner for the day often came up with things to try that ended up being my favorite image from the day. The images we created through open-minded experimenting and oftentimes general silliness made for some awesome images and memories that helped create deeper bonds with my friends.
My advice for anyone planning to take on their own photo project is to make it personal. As the creator, you should be the one to whom the project matters most. I say this because, as with everything in life, there will be unforeseen challenges and roadblocks. In those moments, it will be your love for the story you are telling that will help you push through. With that said, reach out to other people for help, inspiration, and mentorship. Without the other Students of Storytelling and my Fujifilm mentors, I would not have had so much fun along the way or grown as much as a photographer and as a human.
So far, the project was created completely during the day and in color. I want to explore ‘the dark side’ and apply what I’ve learned to making images at night and in monochrome.