Reflection 014: Photos from the year

A few days ago, I mentioned that one of my goals this year was to practice my photography. I hope to include a more official portfolio page on the site in the coming weeks, but for now, I figured I’d share some of the highlights. I’m still determining what I enjoy photographing and what my next steps with this passion/hobby might be.

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Photo Session #12: Central Park, etc.

Anyway, I was in Central Park last Saturday afternoon. I was waiting to shoot a few photos for a friend (more on that below), so I just start walking and snapping what I saw. The above family came around the corner, and I thought, "Would it be weird to capture them in this moment?" (I thought it probably was, so I waited until they passed me.) 

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Photo Session #3: Shwag Dance Class

Photo Session #3: Shwag Dance Class

Last year, some friends and I were playing volleyball in Riverside Park. Two people started talking about their love of social dance and wondered what it could look like to start teaching swing and shag ("shwag") in the city. (It's possible these two had previously engaged in this type of conversation, but I was around for this part.) 

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Photo Session #2: Upper West Side

Photo Session #2: Upper West Side

While I certainly do enjoy exploring all areas of the city (and the other boroughs), I'm not sure any other neighborhood will feel like home the way the Upper West Side does. I hope to surrender my life to the Lord's plan even if that takes me away from New York one day, but my prayer is that He can use me here indefinitely, or at least for a really, really long time. 

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