Chapter 1. Personal Projects: A Necessity

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Maryland, 2011

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.

CONFUCIUS

Do you remember the moment that you fell in love with photography? Maybe it was the first time that you saw the image come alive in the developer tray in the dark room. It was simply magical, the way that the image seemed to appear out of nowhere. Or perhaps you fell in love the first time you captured an image on your mobile device and could instantly send it to your friend or share it with your family back home. No matter how or when it happened, most likely it was a personal project that first brought photography into your ...

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