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The Bigger Picture series is inspired by the saying “when you are too focused on the finer details, you forget about the bigger picture,” which my grandma always said to me when I was growing up. I tend to focus on details in the world such as the cracks in the road, the pebble in my shoe, and many other seemingly insignificant details in the world, instead of looking at the bigger picture and thinking about things wholistically. When I look at every detail, I become consumed. This feeling of being overwhelmed by all the little stuff takes a toll on many people in today’s world. My series is a reminder to pause, take a deep breath, and look at the bigger picture. For this series, I photographed common everyday objects under a microscope. Focusing on the small details, similar to how people look at situations in their life in minutiae. The groups of images of the micro world spark curiosity in the viewer about the identity of the item photographed. Discovering the whole object is the first step everyone needs to take to be able to see the bigger picture in their everyday life.




Northern Illinois University

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