Welcome!Posted: July 1, 2010
First blog posts can be so awkward, can’t they? You don’t know me; I don’t know you, and we dance clumsily around until we feel as though we’re friends. So let’s get all of that out of the way and be friends right now.
Facing the Lens is a labor of love that has been curling in my mind and swimming in my thoughts for a long time. How does one adequately describe something so intensely personal? Something one has spent untold hours dreaming about? It is terrifying to put something out there like this for public consumption. Will people like my work? Will they have nice things to say? Or will they reject it entirely? Will my dream die? Working past those confusing and self-defeating thoughts is something I always struggle with, but a few months ago I decided that naysayers be damned, I’m going to get serious about my photography and I’m going to MAKE IT WORK. I’m confident that I have the talent and the vision to be successful and to bring joy to the lives of others with my images.
And so, I’d like to welcome you officially to my blog. I wish for this blog to be a repository of my thoughts, my struggles, and my successes with Facing the Lens. I hope to be honest and forthright and to make the journey you’ve chosen to embark upon with me as interesting as possible. I think we are in for a fun ride, and I’m happy to have you all along!