How it all started

This is an early post today, I got inspired while I was looking through my archive of photos. I do that from time to time. These next 3 photos are a few of my absolute favorites (that I’ve taken personally). But there’s something I want to tell you first.

I started taking photographs digitally for the first time in 2004 when I went to work as a Youth Coordinator. I had just gotten out of high school and was ready to take on the world, unfortunately, that wasn’t really the case. I had enrolled in the Visual Arts program at Bay St. George campus in Stephenville (ironically enough, that’s where I’m heading now!).

So I went to S’ville, checked out the place where I was to live, and the school,  got cold feet and came back home within the week. I struggled with depression for most of the fall, feeling like a complete failure until I had the opportunity to work at the local youth center. It was not what I had pictured my life to be, but it was money, and I needed that in order to live there.

I purchased my first camera, a Kodak EasyShare CX6445 because of that job, and I can’t really say that I regret any of it because of where I am in my life today. No doubt looking back now, all the tough times I experienced as a teenager shaped how I ended up (not too bad, if I do say so myself). Being creative throughout my childhood and into adult hood drove me to the career choice I’m venturing into, and this time, it finally feels right.

Without further a due, here are 3 of my favorites.

As a teen I never really fit in (or wanted to!) with the ‘in crowd’ so I spent all my time at the beach just down from my house.
This was taken one night some time ago when I had ventured to the beach with Kimo, I stood in the center of the graveyard to get this shot.
In my opinion, summertime is always a time for leisure and fun, and boy did Joder and I ever have fun when we were .. “not so concerned with what others thought” – type age.