Inspired by the stories of others and the capabilities of time.
I would've never imagined that I would end up where I am today. Half a decade ago, I started writing and photographing instances of my life every so often as a means to reflect back on. I figured that my adversities, accomplishments, and existence weren't so different from anyone else that I've ever met in the recent years. We all cry, laugh, live, and die at the core of it all. And despite everything, life remains beautiful.
This project was carried out with acquaintances, family, friends, and strangers through written letters and video interviews. From Me, To Me is about storytelling, empathy, hardship, love, and memory. It is about life. It is about all of us.
From Me, To Me is a part of my BFA senior thesis project at SUNY New Paltz.
Over 100letters of instruction were distributed for this project through acquaintances, family, friends, and strangers. A little over thirty (30+) people wrote a letter to be received 3–6 months in the future. Twenty-five (25) people participated in the video interview. Filming took place in 4 different cities — New Paltz, Albany, New York City, and Tokyo.
Letters shared by participants
Letters at the 2018 SUNY New Paltz BFA Graphic Design Thesis Show