This final project was created to inspire those who watch it. I enjoy photography and have since I was a sophomore in high school. It was an option of what I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing, but I was still very indecisive at the time. So I continued doing what I was doing, taking classes in high school, on the newspaper staff, and going about my life. As you can probably see, the quality on some the photos in the beginning aren’t very good, but as the years progress, you see the quality increase, the composition get better, and my subjects become more alive. This is when I started to really fall in love with the work I was creating.
Then in 2015, the summer before my senior year, I welcomed my baby nephew. And in that moment, watching him come into the world, was when I knew who and what I wanted to be. I was going to be the best aunt imaginable because, although my parents have siblings, they were never in my life. Therefore, I was never going to let Ethen feel like he had family who didn’t care to get to know him. He helped me figure out that photography was what I wanted to do with my life. And he knows it too. I’ve had a camera in his face since the moment he was born, and I have no regrets about it. He inspired my photography business name, EDM Photography. It represents his initials. Capturing all his little milestones for my sister made me want to do the same for others.
That is what I believe photography is all about. It’s about capturing a full experience in a certain moment. I love what I do, and I hope to continue doing it no matter where life takes me. It brings me a special kind of joy. This is also why my video opens with the quote, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” I see beauty all around me in my everyday life, but I see a greater beauty through a camera lens. Every one of my subjects is beautiful in their own way, whether it comes from a single person, a group of friends, or in nature. So I ask my viewers this… What do you find beautiful?
By: Gabby Mujica