It was five years ago, give or take a week or so, that I moved to the Everglades to begin a five month photographic project. As a junior in college “studying abroad” in the Everglades, it was my first taste of the life I had imagined. Photographing on a daily basis. Waiting for the perfect life day after day. Following a nest of birds as they matured. It was everything I wanted it to be.
Now, five years later, I have returned. I won’t be here for five months but I’ll be here for at least a month. This is the first time I have really been back for any significant period of time. Mostly, things are the same but two major hurricanes in late 2005 (Katrina and Wilma) have transformed Flamingo, the area I lived. I am extremely excited to see how things here have changed and how I have changed as well.