Every photographer (and forgive me if I'm wrong) has a vault of some kind. Whether it be binders of old neg's, boxes of photographs and/or piles of external hard drives. Not sure on the exact percentage but I would estimate that I only process and share 40% of the images I shoot. The thing about these binders, boxes, and piles is that sometimes they emerge to see the light of day and when that day comes I am reminded of where I started and how my photography has evolved. These images may not be sharp, aesthetically pleasing to the eye, or have an interesting subject matter but at one point in my life, I took a moment to focus and click the shutter for some specific reason. Maybe it was the light or the mood I was in. Maybe it was a personal challenge, test or assignment that I had given myself. Either way, these images have helped me grow into the photographer I am today and no matter how awful some of these images may seem to me now they still make me smile.
From the archives: some old slide film circa 2007/08.