Working as a photojournalist can be tiring on the creative juices. You spend all day documenting everybody else’s life, joys and tragedies alike, and then you go home and you’re supposed to do the same. I’ve always been bad about photographing my own life and vacations, unlesss I’m doing landscapes without anyone in them. My wife documents us, but mostly gets pictures of my backside with whatever I’m shooting in the background.
It was with this in mind that I busted out my camera at my in-laws’ Fourth of July party. Yeah I worked all day, but I need to start focusing the camera on me and my life a bit more.