It has always been a dream of mine to be a photographer. I absolutely adore taking photos. The more I take, the more I believe in myself and my ability as an artist.
It is now that I feel ready to take a leap of faith and put all I have into what I love to do.
In the past three years I have been travelling around the world. I’ve been teaching English primarily, but I’ve taken photographs along the way. Since 2009 I lived in or visited South Korea, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Spain, Morocco and the two places I call home, London UK and Ottawa/Toronto, Canada. Upon returning to Canada I decided that I would put all of the experiences and all of the film I’ve accumulated to good use and display them in an exhibition .
Herein lies the next chapter of my journey.
I’ve taken part in a few exhibitions over the years but now I want my own and so I’ve put my mind to creating my first solo exhibition.
I’m sure it will be a labour of love with its challenges, triumphs and all. But this time around I’ve let go of the fear and I can see it as if it’s happening right before me. One thing I know is that if you can see it, you can achieve it.
This is the record of my journey as I put this long time dream into motion.
In the past two weeks I’ve had 30 rolls of film processed and scanned. It was such a joy to sit in front of a computer and see the film I’ve been waiting over a year for. I cried! I cried tears of joy and amazement in the photolab!
I sat in awe gazing at image after image, being flooded with memories of people, places, sounds, sights and smells. It was magical. And even though I had seen the negatives, I knew that the photos had come out, there’s nothing in comparison to seeing the images, 11×14 inches, details and all.
It was that moment that it hit me. This is really happening! My dreams are beginning to materialise!
to be continued…