For those who don't know, I've been in school studying photography for the last 2 years at Niagara College. I just finished up, but part of my last semester was spent creating a 10-piece portfolio on any kind of photography we wanted. We had to develop it over the course of the semester, print it, and present it in front of a 7-person jury and talk about why we created it, and why we loved it.
Our teacher for the project had no problem telling us something we did wasn't good enough, which I heard a few times over the semester. This process was both amazing and exhausting, but it definitely pushed me to do what I think is my best work thus far. It paid off, as I walked away with first place, and a sweet new Nikon camera.
Now that it's done and over, and I'm excited to share all the pieces in one space! As part of the project, I had to create a cover page and an artist statement, which I will share as well. I hope you enjoy taking in the result of 3 months of sweat and many shed tears.
Let me know what you think! I'm curious what you really resonated with, or which one your favorite is.
I am humbled by the amount of people willing to give me their time, from modeling or assisting or providing creative services in the way of makeup and hair. I am not an island, and this wouldn't be what it was without the dedication from those around me who helped me uphold my vision every step of the way. So thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to every one of you who may be reading this.
And for your viewing pleasure, a photo of me winning first place, presented by Mark Cruz from Nikon Canada. I'm grateful that the judges loved the series as much as I loved creating it!