THE FEAR OF GROWING UP
CAPTIONS: (I tried to get them under each picture and it didn’t work. So here’s what I got)
1) You can live young, wild and free all you want. But, who’s going to take you seriously?
2) DO this. DO that. GO here. GO there. JOIN us. JOIN us.
3) You got to fake it until you make it. Mother Nature can’t bring you down.
4) A leader is there to lead the way until you’re comfortable enough to waddle on solo.
5) Houses filled with people. Houses filled with men and women. Houses filled with Greeks. A row filled with community and spirit.
6) It’s a jungle out there. Keep you’re friends close and you’re lip gloss closer.
7) Standing out from the crowd requires the strength to find you’re own beauty within the crowd.
8) The spaces between my fingers are right where yours fit perfectly.
9) It’s be a long time coming and a long road for walking.
10) 10 Frat Row, College Park, MD 20740.
11) Home is where you are. Home is where I want to be.
12) We may have found different paths home, but in my heart she’s still my sister.
My thoughts on this project have certainly changed and evolved as the process went on. When we were told to tell a story, the only one I could think of was of my own life and the life changing process I was going through at the time. Formal spring recruitment for sororites is a time-enduring and complicated journey you can only understand if you go through, but I tried my best to display my thoughts and emotions within this essay of photographs. I never wanted the photos to all be my own, or even of the same subject and scene. I like the disarrayment of photos and seeing how they come together in some way or another. I’ll admit I was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to get the point across. Of the two people that commented their own narrative to my story, I had already explained to one what it meant. However, I was so pleased to see that another person took the same photos and got the same idea. They say how I wanted to show my “evolutionary” process in joining the Greek community and becoming a sister of Sigma Kappa. I never thought about calling it an evolution, but that’s a good form of journey to label it as. Alot more has happened for me in my sorority since I made this essay in photographs. I originally wanted to write a long narrative explaining every photo and this short process I went through; however, I changed my mind and wrote individual captions. If other people could see the certain though behind each individual photo, then a simple caption should suffice, right? No one would want to read a long emotional story from me anyway talking about my two weeks of torture with actually having to be a girl for once. This story is a personal one, and it didn’t end where these photos did. It’s a continuing story, but this snippet right here lets me share a single process. No essay of photos is ever actually complete. The lives and stories of people carry on after a photo is taken, and that should always be remembered.
Photo 1: http://www.lolwall.co/lol/246949
Photo 2: http://www.flickr.com/photos/madh/39025826
Photo 3: http://fashioncopious.typepad.com/fashioncopious/2010/04/instant-classic-when-karlie-was-shot-in-the-snow.html
Photo 4: http://www.lifealongtheroad.com/follow-the-leader
Photo 5: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/frat-row-christopher-kerby.html
Photo 6: http://alwaysunique.deviantart.com
Photo 7: http://badjerphotography.com/april.html
Photo 8: http://news.everest.edu/post/2009/06/everest-college-belonging
Photo 9: http://www.picstopin.com/2560/wallpaper-road-fork-grass-trees-path-choice-sky-beautiful-fields-/http:%7C%7Cwallpaper*goodfon*com%7Cimage%7C71344-2560×1600*jpg
Photo 10: my own photo
Photo 11: my own photo
Photo 12: my own photo