Last month, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with the non-profit organization, GirlForward. GirlForward offers a mentorship program for refugee adolescent girls in Chicago. I had the chance to photograph the mentorship program during their holiday ice skating party. It was the best Saturday afternoon I could ask for! Most of the girls had never been ice skating before -- seeing the excitement on their faces was priceless. All the girls were pros by the end!
The New York Times blog, Lens, had a challenge for all photographers on Sunday to photograph a moment at a specific time on Sunday, May 2nd.
On Sunday, I photographed the St. Jude Memorial March in Museum Campus in Chicago, IL. The march is a memorial for all of the fallen Chicago police officers. It was amazing to see so many police officers walking in uniform. Quite a sight to see!
Well, needless to say I have been a little bit slacking in the website updating. I guess I don't have an excuse, other than time goes by too fast and there never is enough time.
A new goal of mine is to write something and post a new photo at least once a week.
I have been drawn to light and how the sun interacts with people, things, shapes, etc. I have had the opportunity to take a class with John H. White. He is an amazing photojournalism with the Chicago Sun-Times, who has the most insightful view on life. One thing he has said is to not be afraid of "attacking the light". This philosophy sticks with me daily. I am constantly watching the light and how it changes, interacts and brightens its surroundings.