Indulge me, please, for just a moment. Today is my birthday, and though I am trying my best to ignore it, I am not denying it is happening.
These photos were taken three years apart and serve as a sort of bookend to my time in Chicago. The first set (longer hair) were taken when I had first moved to the city. I was 23, had just finished college and moved to the city without a job or any connections.
The second set were taken today on my 26th birthday, in a little over a month I will be moving to England for graduate school. I have grown so much and encountered so many wonderful people in my three years here. I will always love this city.
I am so proud of that girl in the first set. I wouldn’t be on my current path without her initial courage. And while those photos may not seem all that different, I can see the many changes. In those first photos I’m trying to look like someone, someone you would want to look at. But in the second set, I’m not afraid to be myself, I’m ready to be seen.
Memory, Chicago, 2014
Shannon, Chicago, 2014
Self Portrait, 2011
Me at 23.
A memory for next year.
Chicago, Illinois, 2014
I finally got my 28mm lens fixed. Time to make some memories before I take off. I took a similar vertical shot of this window around the same time last year. I was on a completely different life track back then. My, how time flies.
Window, Chicago, Illinois, 2014
My bff is such a babe #wreckthedress
My favorite model, also my bff, but I love working with someone who is willing to do anything.
Can’t wait to edit these bad boys. #bff #wreckthedress #babe
Preview. So excited to edit this bunch.