Photojournalism has made me impulsive.
It's caused me to strike up a conversation with strangers on the street because I get the feeling they've got something interesting to say. I'll stand in the same spot for what onlookers must think is way too long just to find out if something beautiful happens in the scene sitting in front of me with a bunch of different pieces that haven't quite come together yet.
It all starts with taking a chance with a small idea.
Small ideas have led me all around the country to places and into conversations I never though I'd be a part of. Sometimes these small ideas turn into larger ones and a bigger picture comes into focus. And sometimes they don't and I just hear how a person's day went or end up with a random picture of a lamp post. Either way, I love every moment of it.
I'm impulsive and can't wait to see where I go and who I meet next.
I've just completed a six month internship for the Long Beach Register and am now exploring Southern California with a spot meter in an attempt to learn the zone system and reacquaint myself with the darkroom . In the past I've interned at the Lincoln Journal Star, the Grand Forks Herald, and the Dallas Morning News.
Currently available for freelance work in Los Angeles and surrounding countie
Joel Newsome chants with hundreds of others, “Hands up, don’t shoot!” before a “die-in” at the Kalamazoo Mall during the monthly Art Hop in downtown Kalamazoo, Mich. on Dec. 5, 2014
Tractors roll by spectators during the Fourth Annual Antique Tractor Parade in McIntosh, Minn. on July 9, 2011. Dozens of tractors from the past century drove with the parade, frequently hauling a load of family or friends who threw candy to the crowds along the route.
Along with her honors of being Miss Benton Harbor among many others, Kalabrya Gondrezick is also one of Michigan's best basketball players and has committed to Michigan State.