2018 was a crazy year for me. I switched my major again and dealt with failure, but at the same time, I faced a lot of success. I had three internships in the span of five months and have been in school and studying over the course of nine consecutive semesters. I've been able to photograph over 68 concerts, 4 music festivals, and have gained so many new friends along the way. I got an amazing job through social media that puts me on the sideline of so many amazing hockey and basketball games in Toronto.
I got to experience some internships in the music industry. Both allowing me to work hands on with amazing teams and create, produce, and direct content. Create a social media account in which I curated all content and created copy and amass a few thousand followers in two short months. I created three video series for Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker [USS] for their national tour and got to help produce an album launch party. I was the lead social media manager at VELD Music Festival and curated content over two days on three social media platforms.
I traveled to London and Paris, but I almost didn't make it as my passport expired the day before I was meant to fly out. I had the pleasure of eating new food, see new sites, and explore without a camera around my neck or a schedule to abide by. I walked through Versailles and had a picnic in the gardens, I ate a croissant everyday and had some infamous foie gras. I explored the Tate for five hours and got lost in Mayfair, I walked through the red and gold of Buckingham Palace and took a classic picture in the telephone booth. I walked for hours and saw the world with my eyes and not through the screen of my phone. I used a real map instead of Google Maps and learned how to navigate both cities - well the best way you can in four days.
I was able to attend a few amazing speaker sessions by Elie and Ravie B. at Free Space in Toronto, they are both amazing photographers in their respective ways and they put into perspective the hustle you need to follow any dream and that success isn't overnight. 2018 has been an absolute dream, thanks to everybody who was a part of it.
Here’s to 2019 and the stories you will bring.