East Chicago, IN-based photographer, lighting designer, and filmmaker Guy Rhodes reflects on this past year and shares his favorite photos of 2014.
“Do you ever wonder how many times your life is gonna end? Like how many people you’re… like how many times your life is gonna totally change and then, like, start all over again? And you’ll feel like what happened before wasn’t real and what’s happening now isn’t actually…”
The above prose struck a chord with me as I lit Indiana University Northwest’s production of Circle Mirror Transformation, written by Annie Baker, last November. As I delve deeper into my professions, I find this sort of thing happening more and more often, where facets of productions or images I’m working with touch something deep inside me, often leaving a thought-provoking impression that haunts me for weeks.
As the last of 2014′s calendar days were crossed-off, this passage from the live stage was quite fitting for my experiences, both personally and professionally. It was a year where fantastic, new friendships were gained, and some had to be left behind. It was a year where new professional relationships brought excitement and opportunity, while others – for whatever reason – didn’t feel quite as fluid as they had before. It was a year where some of my thoughts and ideals on life were challenged in ways I hadn’t expected.
Continue reading and see more photos on Guy’s blog.