Hi I’m Alex and I’m a 19 year old creative and I’ve recently graduated high school with my associates degree in liberal arts. I’m taking a year break before going to university in hopes of …. Well let’s leave that blank til I figure it out.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY HASANTI KELLY
When I think of school now the only thing I can think of is the pain that I felt. The anxiety of always wanting to be the best at everything. Or the constant sting in my stomach that told me I wasn’t good enough. You see I’ve learned something after graduating, that I am ME! And that’s freakin awesome! As I write this to you I gain more clarity with myself.
These photographs were inspired by an unfortunate habit which I fear many of us don’t even realize we have. It is a habit that prevents us from fully appreciating the world around us, a habit which dulls our surroundings, you could even say it is a habit that stops us seeing the beauty in everyday life. So what is it? It is our tendency to ignore the world around us, to be focused on the past or the present but never be in the now. It means we don’t stop to take in the scenery, we don’t marvel at nature’s wonders or stunning urban landscapes, we do not appreciate the colours and scents around us. It is only recently that I rid myself of this habit when I took up photography. Suddenly everything was a potential photo, and I began to see more and more beauty in the world!