This weekend marked a big milestone for us: we had our work published in the newspaper for the very first time. The Guardian newspaper in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island did a feature on our documentary project, Lobster Island. My parents, who live on the Island, bought 10 copies of the paper, giving them out to family. They shared the big news with their friends. They’ve been talking up our book to everyone they meet. I think they’re pretty proud right now.
But 8 years ago when I first told them I was going to become a photographer they weren’t quite so enthusiastic. In fact, they were downright unhappy about the idea.