“A photograph shouldn’t be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

I basically came out of the womb with a camera in my face. I was raised during the ’90s when every American family had a 4lb, black VHS camcorder. It was peak “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and to this day, my dad swears the video of him using my brother and I as human bowling balls down our hallway should’ve been a shoe-in for the show. (I agree.)

It was only natural then that before my dad moved to Saudi Arabia in 2002, he bought a Canon ES60 Camcorder for me and my brother so we could make our own home-movies while we were apart. For almost 6 months, we filmed every moment of our unremarkable lives in rural, southwestern Virginia. We mostly filmed us playing badminton with second hand rackets and a clothesline in the front yard – at the time it seemed worthy of filming.

Since then, I haven’t been able to put a camera down. I like to think I’m a photographer – but that’s difficult in a world where photography has been saturated with smartphones, cheap cameras and filters. Still, I like to see the world through the lens of my DSLR. Not necessarily searching for the most glamourous shot, but for the one that tells a story…that captures a moment.

So, as another year comes to a close here are 15 shots that sum up my 2016.


ONE
January: New Years be crazy

TWO
March: MGA Crisis Simulation

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THREE
March: Wedding in Arizona

Post-wedding feels. #soexhausted #dancedfor3hours

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FOUR
June: Grandma comes to Canada

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FIVE
June: A masters degree in what?

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SIX
June: Halifax, friends & the Atlantic

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SEVEN
July: Great men & women once walked here

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EIGHT
July: The bride’s obsessed with teal & elephants

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NINE
July: The beach calls

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TEN
July: New Orleans’ magic

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ELEVEN
August: Canadian National Exhibition

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TWELVE
August: The KSA files went viral

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TWELVE
September: The day I turned 25

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THIRTEEN
October: Real job madness

Team. ☆☆☆☆☆ #mars #work #teamdinner #theyrethebest #toronto #canada #adultlife

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FOURTEEN
November: Unexpected sh** happens

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FIFTEEN
November: And they got married

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*BONUS
December: Goodbye 2016


If you’d like to see more of my photography – check out my Instagram @safarthejourney

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