Taking risks is something I've not done much of, which means I'm quite good at sticking to what's comfortable, safe, and keeps me out of jail. As I reached my mid to late 20's I began to discover new interests and philosophies. And that's where Photography comes into the picture (pun).
I fancied taking photos in my late teens, but other things took precedence, so I never really took it too seriously. ( I'm skipping a lot of things and jumping ahead to make this a short story) Anyway, last year I moved to St. Louis with a mission; In 3 years be full time in photography or videography or both. I feel as if I'm on a pretty good track to making that happen. I've been constantly trying to improve the end product with every photo. I'm constantly attempting to apply what I learn from my favorite photographers without compromising my own personal style. It seems as if every week I learn something that could make my previously released photos look better. And as frustrating as it is to look back and see my mistakes, it makes me happy to know that I'm not there any longer.
That brings me to these photos that you are seeing in this note. I finally pushed myself beyond anywhere I'd previously gone, and went exploring through abandoned buildings. It may not seem like such a big deal to some, but it's something I've seen other people doing and been like "That's super cool, but Idk about getting that crazy". Well, thanks to my brave and apparently fearless friend, Amy, I ventured beyond the streets and into crumbling and graffiti riddled buildings.
I hope you enjoy some of the photos I captured!