30 Down…Forever to Go

Last week, I was going through the Spectrum archives and it turns out that over the four semesters that I’ve been on staff, I’ve written a total of 29 articles, but it feels like only yesterday when my first article was published.

It was called “New Update, Who Dis,” an article about the new Apple iOS 14 update that came out in 2020. I had zero interest in technology, I was stuck on Zoom due to the Covid-19 and I had a small group of friends to pool interviews from. I had no idea how I was supposed to get this article done.

Luckily for me, those initial feelings of panic eventually turned into confidence over the years and I was able to write somewhat complex articles with ease.

I think that kind of sentiment also reflects through my photography.

I began taking photography seriously in sophomore year of college. I already felt a little bit insecure about it since my sister was already an amazing photographer and picking up a camera kind of felt like I was following in her shadow rather than being my own person.

However, I’ve come to realize that no two photographs will ever be the same. Even if you’re trying to replicate it, the intentions behind taking the photo will be completely different. In that way, I think that photography is my fingerprint of the world.

It’s unique to me, even though everyone has the ability to take a photo. I think it’s a beautiful sentiment to show others how I personally see and organize the world as we can never physically see from another person’s perspective.

As I’ve evolved over the years of Sacred Heart so has my art, articles and more. I’ve learned a lot in the past four years thanks to all of the people around me including faculty, staff and students so I’d just like to say: “Thank you for helping me grow. I couldn’t be where I am without you.”

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