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Back and Forth

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 20, 2011, 8:48 AM
Life moves fast, folks. It really does. Looking back on the past year I feel like everything has changed. I have a new place of residence for the year, both of my current jobs are going through changes, and I'm trying to get my career started for when I graduate. Talk about feeling like an adult. But truthfully, I've been having a good time and I like being responsible and taking care of my own business. I really do.

A lot of exciting things are going on at Face Forward, we're working on getting grants and laying the basic foundations for a legitimate nonprofit organization, something we probably should've done a while ago but oh well. As a result I've been doing a lot more writing than shooting. Model releases, payment plans, job descriptions for interns, it all needs to get done and as the sole photographer (for now), I'm the only one available for my end of the work. Hopefully once all of this makes it through our fiscal sponsors, we'll have a bit more money in the bank and I'll have other people to call upon for work.

I've also been applying at engineering companies trying to get an internship or a part time job in hopes of getting some experience in before I graduate. I'm still trying to get that experience, but regardless my mindset for jobs has been to get something full time out of college that's engineering related. Once that happens, I plan on doing photography only as a hobby. I've found out I enjoy it more when I do it for myself and not for others, I hate deadlines with a passion. I'd prefer to work on my own schedule with film, paper, and a darkroom and take as long as I please to create one print rather than churn out hundreds of photos for other people on a tight schedule. Hopping back and forth between film and digital feels like going from serenity to chaos, I'd prefer not to deal with that when I actually have a full time job that I'm trying to make into a career.

I've also been going back to reading for fun at work, as I happen to have an abundance of time at the library now that school isn't in full swing. I'm reading in Russian, and getting better at it. I learned when I was a kid but I've never really used that skill much. I thought I'd give it a try and I'm finding that some of the english translated books from Russian authors read much better in the original language. Language is a funny thing like that, so much is lost in translation.

That's about it for now. Take care everyone.

  • Reading: Solaris by Stanislav Lem (Russian text)
  • Drinking: Coffee


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My name is Ilya, I'm a photographer and a college student. I shoot for work as well as for my own self interest. I work with digital and the 35mm film format and eventually hope to expand to medium and large format work as well.

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goldomega Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Professional Photographer
Hey man, hope you're finding much success in all your endeavors.
Hyurikken Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Happy Birthday...
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I <3 Unfurl from Katatonia :D
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Happy Birthday!
TySee Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome street gallery man!
mostpato Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
amazing gallery............and watch
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You need some love on your page so... I'll leave you some!

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                     thank you so much
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