A few weeks ago, I began to put an idea into words. It began as a desire to document my home community in photo form. What the heck does that mean? I don’t quite know yet. What I do know is that with my newfound creative outlet, photography, I’d like to capture several beautiful locations and subjects right in my own home community. (I say “home community” because growing up in any town in Ventura County really means you grew up in Ventura County.) Places like the wonderful strawberry fields of Oxnard, the citrus farming around Fillmore, the historic Cal State Channel Islands (read: Camarillo State Mental Hospital), Ventura’s Mission, Mugu Rock, and the list goes on and on.
This concept can’t be new, so I googled, “personal history photo journal.” I got nothing. I couldn’t find anyone or anything that offered a model or prescription for success in my undertaking. So, I decided to create my own title, read above.
As I add to my PHPJ, I’ll add the best photos here. If you’d like to follow along, feel free to subscribe to this blog. Of course, I’ll put all the photos on my Zooomr account, so you can subscribe to that feed as well. (I’ll add that feed once I get it started.)