Blog Installment #1

June 8, 2009
By Travis Beck

This is my first internship and I feel very fortunate to have been awarded one in these tough economic times, especially when exceptional and equally talented friends of mine didn't get photography internships this summer.

I have big plans this summer, most of them have to do with establishing myself in the area, making valuable contacts with professionals in the biz, and producing visual stories that accentuate my photographic style and passion for the evolving state of journalism.

I've NEVER been completely self-sustaining or independent until now so this is a spiritual and academic experience for me as I have never worked or lived under these conditions. I plan on growing personally, professionally and spiritually this summer, though I dread it will go by too fast.