Nothing could prepare me for the fact that a single image would represent a 7 year journey of healing and transformation.
My journey started when I'd just moved home from college and my father was dying of cancer. It was the day after I got home and I asked if there was any advice that he could give me. He said," don't let anyone , even my passing stop you. Go out and become what you want to be." That was our last day.
I decided soon after that I wanted to travel the world and to be a photographer. I took his lenses with me. After travelling to Japan , Taipei and Shanghai, training my eye, I came home. The journeys gradually let me find myself.
7 years out from that conversation I took this image. Healed and whole, I can now say with confidence that I'm a photographer.
On a journey. Searching for something. Sharing what's found.