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Recent Images

Tonight was one of those nights where I furiously uploaded photos taken in the past several weeks. The big additions are three new albums: spring flowers, my sister and I on the playground, and this weekend’s trip to Cleveland. I highlight a few of my favorites from each behind the cut.
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Project 22 – 29 September 2007

Multiple Reflections

I felt it appropriate to kick off Project 22 with a photo of myself and my camera, but the motivation for this particular shot is one rooted in nostalgia. When I was a kid, my father built a medicine cabinet above the sink for the bathroom that my sister and I shared. It had three separate, evenly-sized mirror sections that opened to reveal shelves where things like our thermometer were kept. I used to love to crawl up on the sink counter, open two of the sections and bend them inward, leaving only a little gap to press my face into. This revealed a world of infinite (or so it seemed) mes, and the numerous reflections fascinated me. My current apartment is the first time since I was thirteen where I’ve had a similar medicine cabinet, and, well, I had to try.

The Final Ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Mt Kilimanjaro amongst the clouds

This is a piece that I’ve been meaning to put up here for quite some time. In the summer of 2001, I spent a month in Tanzania on a mission project, and, at the end of that time, I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. I was fifteen years old at the time, and it was probably one of the roughest periods of my life for innumerable personal reasons. There were many moments when I didn’t feel like I was ever going to possibly make it up the mountain, but I did.

Now is one of those times where I think it’s good to remind myself both of the difficulty of that final nighttime ascent of the mountain and of the fact that I made it in the end.

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