The past week and a half has been a more complicated one. There has been so much on my mind and so many changes happening around me, and thousands of words I could write. But sometimes it makes more sense to (for at least a little while) cut out the noise, process in peace, and strip everything that's going on down to its foundation so that I can remind myself of my own. Editing photos is also a certain type of therapy for me, so in the spirit of simplicity, I leave you with 25 black and white images of the people and place building themselves into the foundations of my heart.
You might be able to see this in the expressions of some of the people photographed, but one truth that has resonated this week is that pain, happiness, anger, mourning-- those are only places. And no matter how much pain, happiness, anger, or mourning may feel blindingly true in any given moment, I shall endeavor to remain standing on a foundation of joy, peace, love, and faith. This has not been a happy week, but it has been a remarkably joyful one, for I have been reminded of that.
To see all of my favorite Made in the Streets photos for the month of July, click here!