My journey into photography started when I got my first camera. Actually, it was my father’s but I took it upon myself to claim it as my own. It was a 110mm camera. Any chance I had to capture the world around me I did. And the first opportunity I had was going on a class trip to Washington, DC in 8th grade. I was so excited to take “my” camera and photograph everything that I could. During that trip, I was standing in front of the Eternal Flame and I reached the end of my roll of film. As I stood there, holding the rewind button on the camera, I heard the film spinning to the beginning. The sound getting louder and louder and more disturbing, while my friends around me started to distance themselves for fear of the camera self-destructing. It was an embarrassing moment but I was too happy to care. It was the very first roll I was going to develop and I couldn’t wait to see the results.
From that moment on, I continued to document my life through photography.