This project began in 2015 when I was 21 in pursuit of discovering how people create a sense of belonging and home. In our current society, we are raised to believe that as individuals we can do anything we set our mind to, as long as we follow a typical trajectory of seeking job security, making a family, and carrying on the same cycle to the next generation. However, many feel burned by this cyclic system and have chosen to refocus their intentions on innovation and cultivating community. My mission with this project is to question how people find fulfillment and a sense of interconnection whether it is through a life pursuit or a day well spent. Each photograph in the series stands on its own as a window into another world juxtaposing many different types of visions and how they are manifested. In travelling around North America, I discovered Personal Utopias are everywhere. You just have to look for them.
PERSONAL UTOPIAS, 2015-16: Thesis project, Bachelor of Arts in Photography, Bard College, NY advised by Tim Davis.