Getting the Nak(nek) of Things
The main focus of my thesis will occur here in the beautiful town of Naknek, Alaska, or at least 3 miles down the road from it at Leader Creek Fisheries. Last year was my first year working Quality Assurance during Sockeye Salmon season and this year I have returned, pinhole camera in hand, attempting to record the massive amount of love and strength I gained from this place. One of my best friends who I met up here told me "You're the most you when you're in Naknek" and she's right.
I have been struggling capturing the emotion of a place using only photos of the landscape, but will spend the summer exploring different techniques and hopefully getting the results I need. If I've learned anything, it is that I need to live with a project to make it the best it can be.
Internet is spotty up here so probably expect another update in August.
Peace and Blue,
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