I was welcomed with open arms when I began interning at Fracture this spring semester. As I began learning more about the office and its procedures, one of my bosses urged me to order a couple Fractures.
With over 2,000 images on my phone and thousands more on my computer, I thought to myself how am I possibly going to choose what to Fracture? That’s when I decided on the idea to Fracture images of my favorite places.
First up is this photo of the sunset over the river captured on a summer night behind my house where my family has lived since 2000. Watching the sun set over the Halifax River while my family eats dinner together truly symbolizes home for me. I am excited to hang this Fracture in my new found home in Gainesville to remind me of my forever home.
Next up, I wanted to use Fracture to create a memory around my favorite vacation spot, Vail, Colorado. This “winter wonderland” was taken of the snowy trees at Vail Ski Resort. Vail is special to me because it is where I was born and spent the first few years of my life. While I don’t remember much of my time living in Vail, I have returned many times and hope to one day live in Colorado again. To me, there is nothing like being amongst the snow-covered trees skiing down the mountains on a powder day.
Speaking of places to escape, my all-time favorite place to get away would have to be the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. This probably explains why I now have two Fractures from my time spent there at various music festivals: one of a decorated campsite I came across while biking around and another one of a stage at nighttime. My parents began taking me to the music festivals in 2001 and we have been attending ever since. I have grown from the 8-year-old girl hanging out at the kids’ tent getting her face painted to a young adult appreciating the musical talents to be seen at each festival. I plan on having these Fractures hang in my house to remind me of the countless fun times I have had at the festivals.
As you may know, we are all about telling stories through pictures at Fracture. What is so great about these pictures is I can look at them and be instantly reminded of the myriad of stories and memories I have created at each location. My heart gets happy looking at these photos and that is why I think it is so important for people to display their photos that often get lost in today’s digital world.
What are some of your favorite places you would love to Fracture?