Theres a long story behind these photo's. My first year at Uni I took over 5000 photographs on the Nikon D40 DSLR (which is like the cheapest most basic DSLR there is). I edited them down to just over 2000 photographs. The pictures aren't really of work, and not many of them are drunken nights out. They're just pictures of our progress, getting to know each other, getting to know ourselves. I remember I even took photos on my first day. I wanted to document every tiny thing. Sometimes it annoyed my coursemates, I think theyre getting used to it now. I havn't fully explained to anyone why I've been taking these pictures. It all stems from my anxiety that I wasn't ggoing to flourish at Uni, that I was goingto wilt and die. I really thought that. I though I'd turn out like Russel Crowe's charecter in "A Beautiful Mind" because I wouldn't be able to cope.
Anyway, just as I was getting ready to start Uni back in september I was listening to the complete soundtrack of "Avenue Q" alot. People's first experiences of this musical are usually finding anime mashup videos to the music "If You Were Gay" or "The Internet is for Porn" but most people havn't head the whole show. It's tender and pensive. One song that really resonates for me is "I Wish I Could go Back to College" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut6YtMXjaZY . That one line: "I wish I had taken more pictures." When I first heard that I was like, whoa, this is going to be the most important 3 years of my life and I can't let it slip by. It dawned on my how important these pictures when I look back after one year at this picture: