Interning at Deseret Book has been a blast so far. I cannot believe that I have been down here in Utah for only two weeks now. So much has happened and so much is yet to be done.
For one, Emily Cardenas and I have decided to do something a little different while interning at Deseret Book. We decided to to do a side project entitled “Hope Search” and have been documenting it a long the way with the help of Erica Rascon. www.ericarasconphotography.com
Inspired from an album called, “Hope of Women”, Emily and I have decided to start a video project where we walk the streets of Salt Lake City and other neighboring cities to find what people are currently hoping for in their lives.
I often have flashbacks to when I was serving as a missionary in Japan from this project, since most of what we have been doing is contacting people on the street. I think this is why I like it so much. It is exciting to go out on a limb and ask random people questions that take considerable thought to answer. Some of the most simple questions take the most thought…
Through Hope Search we are meeting all walks of life and I have been amazed at some of the answers we have received. With a simple question like, “What are you hopeful for?” issues, concerns, and or beliefs that often take you to the core of these individuals lives’ come up. This unique perspective has been very humbling and has caused me to think a lot. It is not too often, that you can jump in and out of someone’s complicated and busy life. But, through this documentary, if only for a moment, I have come to some realization of what these people are burdened with or currently enjoying.
It is amazing to me that there are so many people in this world, yet we rarely talk or associate with a majority of them. Outside of family, work, and immediate friends there are billions of people we never hear from and rarely if ever see. However, I have noticed that we, as a people have a lot in common and worry/believe in a lot of the same things. There is a common band of hope in all of us.
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