ones.i.like.the.best., a set on Flickr.
It's fascinating to see where my photography/artistic endeavors began, the journey in the rather strange regions within my own mind, and where it stands now...
I considered cleaning out the massive amounts of photos on this Flickr account and only keeping the ones that I considered of "higher quality." BUT...(!) Despite the fact that a lot of these photos (let's be totally honest here!) just basically suck - some of the earliest ones in particular - (and yet I'd sometimes surprise myself as well!), they are all part of this continuous journey.
I started this process with a criminal justice background & absolutely no photography experience what-so-ever beyond a Kodak disposable, and I've endured so many things in these three years that I see act like fingerprints on all of this chaos! Everything is contributing to a story.
With no formal training, I admittedly feel a certain sense of pride/gratification in seeing a few growth spurts along the way...!
Basically.., this has been a long, terrifying, euphoric, embarrassing, painful, humorous, spiritual, and enriching adventure and each photograph contributes a little piece of the story.
That said, I've decided to leave them exactly as they are!
*in this set, that's oldest-to-newest!