I started this blog back in the summer of 2011 with a post about dreams. It's been three years, and along the way those dreams have turned into something much more tangible: roots. To feel so deeply rooted - to a place, to a goal, to the people I love and the life I am building - is at once stabilizing and freeing. In both a professional and personal sense, putting down all of the little bricks and puzzle pieces for this New York life of mine can be hard and often terrifying, but it has become the most real, most wonderful world I have ever known.
I have known that I wanted to be a photographer from the very moment I set foot here in New York for my first summer job - Dance Magazine's photography intern - in 2009. Over the years the idea of one day becoming a photographer has materialized as what I actually, actively, am. Keeping a blog and the opportunities it provided me - connecting with readers and being introduced to so many creative people - gave me such a wonderful sense of self as I transitioned from being new to the "real world" to where I am now. Recently, this blog has fallen by the wayside as my roots to everything else have deepened; the stronger these ties, the less I have relied on Champagne for Ducklings as my sounding board.
I therefore bid, after much thought, a fond farewell to this blog. As I pour my creative time and energy into my new photography business, I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has read and responded to this blog over the years; I will feel forever humbled and awed by all of your support and encouragement. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
P.S. To find my photography work these days:
You may check out my new website: ebbesweet.com