Thursday, November 25, 2010

Detroit Chillin'

Well, I didn't get the Wyoming job so after a full day of being completely bummed out, I decided to get ahold of some of the awesome new photo friends I have and try to figure out some things I can do in the meantime as my job search continues. I ended up going up to Detroit yesterday to get in the rotation as a freelancer for the Detroit News. I didn't have anything else going on that day so I wandered around downtown for a bit and shot some stuff just for myself.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Well, I've been waiting for a job to fall my way for a few months now. Living at home with my parents has been alright, but definitely restrictive on my creativity and sense of freedom. It's also difficult because I keep wanting to start projects, classes, roadtrips, etc. but at any time I need to be available for job interviews and easily packing my life back into my car*, so I find myself just sitting around most days spending time with my family and friends (photo above is of my friend Rob at a pub near the University of Toledo). It's not a terrible life, but it's a lot different than the schedule-packed craziness I am used to.

I was blessed to able to attend the Eddie Adams Workshop in October, and it gave me a lot of inspiration and ideas but it also landed me with a lot of questions as how to get to those goals. The greatest gift I got there was a new network of friends who are ambitious and very, very helpful.

Thanks to one of those friends, last week I was thankful to land an interview out west in Wyoming. This job would be a great opportunity for me. I love being in outdoorsy towns/states. I love exploring different areas of the country. It's close enough to Salt Lake to visit, and the people there are nice and very talented. I want and need to get back into the swing of work again, but once again I am still waiting to see what happens.

*currently driving my dad's car after mine got smashed my a drunk driver :(