An overview of who I am, and who I aspire to be
When I came into graphic and web design at John Abbott College, I knew one thing for sure; I was going to work for Vogue one day. Magazine layout design is what I was made for. And then in my second year at Abbott, I had a photography class and the lines became blurred.
“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
Now, I absolutely love photography and post-processing. I’m underdeveloped, but I want to grow and learn. I want to gain creativity and individuality all while keeping up with current trends and staying relevant. I like to work with people who are in that same mindset or who can help me figure it all out.
As a person, I flourished since starting at Abbott. Being an athlete on the cheerleading team and a co-producer of two variety shows for the school, I became a team player and a leader and found out how much I love working with people (especially theatre students). I want my life path to continue to use and develop these strengths.
What I want out of stage
When I think about what I want out of my stage, I think about Jenna’s job in 13 Going On 30- THE DREAM, right? I want to be in an environment where editorial photography is a big deal. My vision is still blurry: Do I want to take the pictures? Maybe just work on post-processing them? Or perhaps, I want to put them on the page alongside other content? In a perfect, easy world, I’d do all three and more. Truth is, I feel like Alice, stepping through her looking glass. I’m a tiny girl about to walk into a twilight zone. I hope to gain some clarity out of my stage.
And then what?
In the summer, I can either work at a theatre camp that I worked at last summer, or I can continue in my field of study. Regardless of where I am, I intend on evolving who I am as an artist.
This past Fall, I suffered a concussion and had to take a medical incomplete for an Illustration class. Next school year, I will be back at John Abbott College as a full-time student to finish my final GWD class, along with my General Education classes. I will be available to work part-time at this time.
After finishing at John Abbott, I plan on furthering my studies in photography at Concordia University. I want to develop my photography and post-processing style and find who I am as a photographer and in turn, what I have to offer.