2015 - Progess Report

A shot from one of my favourite shoots this year with Adrian (left) and Nonkon (right) from Angie's Models Toronto.

Last year I had so many goals and didn't really do work on them to completion. This year I only have three:

  • run a half marathon
  • $10000 from photography
  • Use a model for all school assignments

I only wrote 6 blogs posts last year too. What's up with that? That's all in the past though. I feel like 2016 is going to be a great year. I figured out a lot about who I am and I'm pretty happy about where I've put myself. The difference between 2016 and 2015 is going to be constant progress review

There's a lot of things I want to do and at time it can feel really overwhelming but I'm just going to break them down and chip away slowly. Progress over time is the new mindset. 

I'M BACK - "Where TF you been?"


I haven't posted since May 2015. SO MUCH has changed since then. Some really cool things have happened since then.

Before anything else I want to thank you for checking out my blog and my work. Whether this is the first thing you're seeing or you've been following since the beginning I really appreciate it. Thank you so much for the support. 

These are the things that have changed:

  1. Right now I'm sitting in a photography lab at Sheridan College in Oakville. I'm studying towards a Bachelors of Applied Photography.

    That's huge for me. I've wanted to study art for the longest time and always felt I couldn't do it but I'm here! I'm loving it. One day on my way to Humber I was sitting on a bus listening to "The 4 Hour Work Week" audiobook by Tim Ferris. I've listened to that book many times but this time was different. Instead of just listening, I truly understood what he was saying and I realized that life is short and it shouldn't be wasted. That's when I made the decision to take the risk and go to school for photography. It has been THE SMARTEST thing I've ever done.
  2. I've done a lot of cool work with some really cool people.

    Right after I graduated from Humber one of my goals was to start shooting with agency models. I searched up a bunch of local agencies and I called them on the phone. I was super nervous. Since then I've worked with beautiful people from Plutino, Peggi Lepage and Angies models. I've learned so much from talking with the agents and I know all the experiences I've had are setting a strong foundation for my future. 
  3. I recently decided to pursue running again (pun intended).

    This happened just last week. I used to run A LOT. It was around the time I got kicked out of Ryerson. There were times I would run for two hours without stopping. I now realize that I was using running as a way to escape the world I was in and forget the problems I was dealing with. Spending so much time running probably just created more problems, but that's in the past now. 

    I'm not running anymore. I'm chasing. 

    Now I'm not trying to escape anything. I have nothing to fear. 
  4. I'm working a lot more on expressing myself through my work.

    It has taken a long time to get here but I'm getting closer to understanding who I am and what I want to give to the world. Hopefully you'll see a shift in my upcoming work.