Back to reality...

So it's been a week since my exhibition in Florence, Four Walls Four Women. I was the only photographer exhibiting self portraiture. This was the first time I have shown my thesis work and it was very overwhelming. Would they get it? Would they like it? The viewers reactions were very interesting. Either it made them uncomfortable due to the nature of the imagery or they stood there slightly staring. One of the best reactions was two women who came up to me and thanked me for creating the work, saying that it was very brave to put myself out there like that and that the images moved them because they could relate to the emotions in the images. That moment was so rewarding and validating! 

So I am back in the desert and I have to say it feels very surreal to be home. Toto, we are not in Italy any more!!! The best part of being back is having a larger environment to shoot in and I am just in time as one of my teachers said that he wouldn't accept any more images that were taken in my Florence studio... Only four more weeks of the semester which means it is time to shoot, shoot, shoot!