Updated: Jul 8, 2019
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me to photograph an event she was having. It's called URBN MVMT: your chance to move through Boston in a new way, interact, and question everything you thought you knew about the place you call home.
It started off with a run and ended with yoga, and a few other activities that required getting up close and personal with some strangers. It was awesome.
At first I was reluctant to photograph because we had just gotten done with a homestand and I wasn't quite sure if I wanted to be out and about or just relax at home. I must say, though, I don't regret going whatsoever. I would have regretted staying home and missing out on an amazing time that is URBN MVMT.
Going out and experiencing URBN MVMT, even just as a photographer, allowed for me to get to know people and see my city in a new way. I went to places I had never gone before, got some pretty neat shots, and also had fun. It isn't surprising how infectious other people's happiness can be, so I've made myself a promise to start saying "yes" to more things. Like improv: the rule is you can't say "no" because you miss out on opportunities. Saying "yes" can be the best thing to happen to you.
So say "yes" more often. That's the plan.
Here are some of my favorite shots from the event:
Chris (left) and Catie (right), the two masterminds behind URBN MVMT and leaders of the event. Both are awesome, down-to-earth, really cool people.
See more photos on the URBN MVMT facebook page.