First and foremost: it’s pronounced Am-yell.
I’m a 20-year-old currently living as an au pair in Chartres, France, where I’ll be until June 2013. I’m originally from Saskatchewan, Canada, which I know is not a hometown, but it’s mine as my family moved around the province while I was growing up. I graduated from Loyalist College’s Photojournalism program this past spring and afterwards did an internship with Planet S magazine.
This blog is a place for me to share what I photograph and experience daily. My family is important to me, very much so, and while I was at home, that was a lot of what I was posting about. Even now, I do mention them a lot, don’t let that surprise you. As well, this is a space where I’m exploring the new country I’ve found myself in, with the language and the food and the people, and trying to do so through both writing and photography. Both are things that are very important to me and that I’m trying to refine in a way that is distinctly ‘me’, while still trying to fit within what it means to be a photojournalist. That doesn’t always happen and the line gets blurred or ignored completely, but that’s life.
I’m always looking for new opportunities, collaborations and ideas. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in working together, or just to say hi: firstname.lastname@example.org. As well, my professional portfolio can be found here. My Facebook can be found here and my Twitter here.