I created this series of images for a conceptual project. I decided to make a visual statement on the different ways people deal with debt. I personally have been struggling lately to not feel overwhelmed with student loans. I know that they’re considered socially normal and that it’s practically impossible to avoid them, but they make me so uncomfortable. I consider myself a responsible person, and it doesn’t make sense in my mind to buy things before I actually have the money to afford them. I’m the kind of girl who dreams about being able to pay for her first house in cash. But I am discovering that not everyone views debt the same way I do. Each picture in my series represents a different way of dealing with it. There are people who worry and talk about their debt… gagging on it at all times, yet continuing to compile it. There are people who accumulate debt without any intention of ever paying it back… living off of bull-crap money. And there are people who work hard and long to pay off their debt… leaving them debt free, yet somehow different. I’m determined to work hard and pay off all of my debt. My goal is to have all of my student bills paid off within a year of graduation. I will work hard, I will pay it off, and the entire experience will inevitably change me. And hopefully I’ll get an A on this project. ; )
Meet my new friends Johannah and Anthony! They are engaged and adorable. I knew it was going to be a fantastic session when Anthony hopped in my cruiser and said, “Yes! Rocking the Lion King!” when he heard my music. ; ) And it was a fantastic session. They are just too much fun. And by too much, I
mean just the right amount. ; )
These girls are soooo crazy. They rocked this session. I took so many pictures of them just goofing off and being their silly selves. Last week in speech class, I gave a speech about how to take natural looking photographs based on “methods” I have developed in the last 2 years. Haha. Don’t you wish you were in my class? Well two of these girls were in my class, and I was so glad when they were actually EXCITED to do the things I talked about in my speech. : ) It is their senior year and they’re having lots of fun together. I’m so glad I got to spend some time with them!