I’m excited to share the beginning of a personal photojournalism project I’ve been scheming on for the past two years or so. It’s called “Pursuit,” and it exists to diversify the story. Through Pursuit I’ll capture unapologetic portraits of people as they strive for greatness. The path to success is grueling, exciting, scary, and even lonely at times. Yet there is beauty in the struggle. I aim to capture moments that are big and loud as well as those small intimate and quiet moments. It’s a celebration of individuals who aren’t afraid to get scrappy and define their own ideals/paths to success.
Roam Recklessly in your fearless pursuit!
First up is The Left Field Theory (TLFT). A collective of music artists that are creating the sound for the unclaimed rap scene of Orlando. As a city, Orlando has been in a constant battle to define itself apart from the tourist mecca of Disney and Universal. It’s growing and building its own identity and in the midst of it all is TLFT, a bunch of “broke artists battling for glory,” as they put it. Yes they’re rappers, and many people may dismiss them because of that. Yet they’re people first. They’re someone’s son, or someone’s brother, and just like this city, they’re building their own identities.