2015 - Ongoing
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; New York City, New York, United States; Detroit, Michigan, United States; Los Angeles, California, United States; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Miami, Florida, United States
As a passionate artist with a love for travel, art and meaningful connections, I’ve been unconsciously working on this project for years. I want to put together a collection of visuals to aid the story of my artistic journey through human connection(s).
Drawn by my interest in nostalgia and storytelling, I’ve always been fascinated with photo albums. While looking at our family albums growing up, I loved the way these pictures could stitch together a visual narrative of my family and aid in preserving family history. This is what sparked my interest in photography, to aid with remembering and sharing stories.
After years of freelancing and feeling unsatisfied with photography, I had to return to my why. I love being the fly on the wall, documenting things as they are through candid moments. I love shooting analog for a number of reasons, the biggest reason being that it’s timeless and nostalgic. It reminds me of the family albums that made me fall in love with photography.
All these photos document moments that greatly impacted who and where I am today. Originally this was a project to keep to myself, a reminder as to why I started shooting to begin with, so I could return to it in my moments of doubt. I’ve had a lot of questions about life & my purpose and tried to find the answers in my travels and the people I met along the way only to find out the answers have always been within. Sometimes people, places and life events bring us back to this fact that we have to go inward to reconnect with ourselves. I now have a better innerstanding and I’d like to share my story & the stories of those I’ve met along the way.
The 2019 Women Photographers Grant would greatly assist in the realization of this project, whether it’s in Toronto or abroad.
Thank you for the opportunity!