I was 15 years old. I had a camera, a tripod and my life in front of me — so I decided to document it.
 is a self-directed photography project I undertook between my second and third years of high school. Everyday, I was required to produce one new photograph, with no restriction on subject matter whatsoever. The goal was to capture my life that year, and allow it to shape the photograph of the day. The resulting series is a surprisingly personal and telling story of my life as a teenager in high school, just learning to find my way. This is a short reflection I wrote about my project after its completion in 2012:
"I had no idea what kind of journey this project would be for me until I'd picked up the courage to start it.
Throughout those 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days of trying to balance this project with high school, sports, and my personal life, I've gained something that cannot easily be put into words. It's much more than how to use a camera, a flash, or different types of lighting. It's the fact that I've learned so much about myself as a person. I've grown so much as a friend, a brother, a son, an athlete, a student - and an artist.
Of course, I wouldn't force you to look at all 365 of these photos - so I've picked out a couple of my favourites for you. I hope it tells you as much as I put into it. It's not just a series of photos - but a story of a truly exhilarating year of my life."
"there is just something so beautiful about the unplanned and unexpected. i've learned that through my 365. no matter how much you want everything to be the opposite - planned and laid out and thought out - it will never happen. that's just life and how life goes. i can say that for almost all my photos ive taken in the past year, not many photos have been completely planned and thought out. i remember in some instances where i tried to do so, and it just turned into a complete mess. or there was always some kind of factor that forced you to move on and change it up no matter how much you didnt want to."