For my final project in my Intro to Photography class, we were required to tell a story with a series of photographs. We were also required to print them out and mount them in order to show them off in class. The professor’s biggest stipulation? Don’t be boring. A point most of my classmates did surprisingly well on-it was fun to see all the projects!
I ran through a bunch of different ideas… Ranging from documenting a day in the life of different people I knew (moms, technical support representatives, kids, etc.) to documenting a road trip to buy lottery tickets and discount liquor-since you can’t get either of those in Utah. Instead, I ended up enlisting my 10 year old goddaughter in a project I’ve titled “When I Grow Up”. The idea behind the story being her documenting and trying out all of the things she wants to be when she grows up, but ultimately deciding to just stay a kid for a while longer… Here’s that story.