PowWow Worcester 2018 is now in the books. It’s amazing to think about that when October 2018
concludes I would have been a part of 5 PowWow’s as one of the primary photographers.
People say that only a few people truly know what it is that they want to do for a living/career right from
the get go. Most of us have to experience and try many different positions/roles/activities just to find
out what we DON’T want to do, or what we are willing to make personal compromise over. I fall into
that later category, having worked 18 different jobs, in vastly different sectors. However, with a few
Pow!Wow!’s under my belt I can state without hesitation that being a mural/streetart/graffiti
photographer is what I want to do until I physically cannot. Worcester showed me it is possible.
It’s hard to explain the feeling that comes over me when out in the field shooting. The warm & fuzzies,
the adrenaline that come from the pressure to perform, the way you have to react or adjust based on
the environment, and so much more is rolled into the appeal. Being a part of something greater than self, something
that brings the community together, like when the local sport team wins. The chance to capture active
creativity and masterpieces that have no guarantee to remain on display or untouched is an amazing thing …
Then you add all of the incredible people you meet that are just as passionate and quirky as you, the
folks who keep their inner child alive…It is just special.
It seems like with every Pow!Wow! some aspect of self or the world is revealed. Worcester drove
this home. I can happily deal with 12-15 hour work days if I enjoy what it is that I am doing. I also get to
learn about different cultures and customs from around the world from the artists who have come to the
events, and how to make it in the photography/creative field…..I something that is hard to put into words.
Here are a few pictures taken during the event. I hope you enjoy, be easy.