I am trying to get better at photographing my daily life. I have so many moments of people I will never see again, yet those closest to me and events I partake in, I have no photographs of. I am attempting to remedy this. While in Lincoln, Nebraska [the heartland] for Thanksgiving, I have made an attempt to photograph my daily life more. In which I am realizing that this particular group of friends is extremely touchy. We are constantly putting legs on laps, snuggling up against, or playing with one another's hair. Perhaps this is what years of knowing and living with one another does to you. Or perhaps we are just extremely touchy.
Last weekend I ran away to Nebraska. Only taking my toothbrush and a camera. I went with a good friend to see an old roommate, now getting her masters at University of Nebraska in Art History. She's great. After picking her up in Lincoln, we drove over to Omaha to spend the day there when we found the Holy Family Shrine along the way. I stopped and took a few images for my architecture class. When my teacher asked why I didn't get specific shots or use external lighting my response was, "It was just one of those trips where all your take is a toothbrush and one lens". Apparently this is not a relatable method of traveling, as I am sure my grade will reflect for not meeting the requirement. However, I think I should get bonus points for only using a 100mm fixed for an interior. I guess he will disagree on that one too.