When I first started my journey in photography I would read about photographers doing personal projects. The encouraged all photographers to do them. It is suppose to be a good way to keep you active and practicing between shoots. It could be anything that peeked your interest. It was just suggested that it be something you can keep going long term.
I decided to create my own personal project. I thought about what would keep my interest and it came to me. My love for sneakers is something that stuck with me since a kid. I thought it would be great to photograph classic sneakers. In the sneaker world we refer to them as retro or OG kicks (Sneakers that were brought back out or that will not come out again). I started doing test shoots with people I knew that had some type of sneaker collection. It served its purpose. The project kept me interested and practicing.
I have not added to my collection in years unfortunately. No, I did not lose interest, but I can be distracted too easily at times. I intend to get the ball rolling again for summer 2016. The moral of this story is that I agree with the blogs I read and think everyone should take on a personal project. It allows for you to practice and reflect on your progress. I cringe at seeing my older work being my own worst critic as always, but below are some photos.