23 April 2010

polaroids and thoughts about being done.

So I finished.

I mean, I have to take a test.  And present a paper.  But I'm finished.

After the "big shabang" presentation in Senior Seminar, where I presented my portfolio of work that I think represents myself as an artist, Sammy & Lindsey & I had a last photo shoot in the studio.  I had a bunch of old polaroids sitting around that I had accumulated mysteriously and they needed to be used.

So we recruited the lovely Rebecca Thomas to trip the shutter and just went to town.  They are great memories and I'm sure we are all going to be cherishing these pictures for a while.

I am really excited to get out of this place, as much as I have learned and grown here, I realize there is so much that I need to experience.  No where is perfect, especially not IWU, but it really has become home for me.  In one week (ish) I will uproot and have to start over.

My new roommate for the next year, Sam, and I have been approved to live in the house that we wanted.  I got a full-time position at Starbucks with regular hours that will allow me to continue to pursue my career in photography.  Things are falling into place.

This part of life is very bittersweet.  I haven't even started to think about how I'm going to say goodbye to the people that I have come to love very much here and in Chicago.

All images are © Kirsten Tornes Photography.

You can steal these if you want to.

1 comment:

Lindsey Wachter said...

this is so wonderful. and DEFINITELY the BEST time in the studio i've ever had. seriously, im starting to get emotional about you leaving and me stayin here.. and ugh... i feel like i'm usually not a crier when it comes to stuff like this but i prolly will break down. i dont know what i'm going to do with out you, kirst. you've become like a sister to me and i will love you forever.