Conceptual Photography - Childhood Dreams

As a portrait and event photographer, the idea of conceptual work is fairly foreign to me.

Conceptual photography differs from most other genres of photography because the most important aspect of the photo is the concept, not the aesthetics.

In my first attempt at a concept-based series, I explored the idea of growing up and letting go of childhood dreams. To do this, I photographed college students in the atmospheres that they plan to soon be working in. Intertwined in this is a piece or representation of their childhood dream occupation. Some are more obvious than others, but each one is a true representation. Each portrait was a collaboration between my subject and I.