Today I'm featured on Sojung Lee's site, Mundane Type, for her portraits of artists series. Earlier this year I interviewed Sojung for my series on Art and Fear. Below is the first part of the interview:
How did you start making your art? Why do you keep going?
I became interested in photography when I was living overseas as a missionary. I struggled to find words for all the new things I was experiencing, so I started taking pictures to explain to people back home what my life was like. I grew more and more interested in learning how to take exactly the picture I wanted.
I’ve been journaling on and off for years, but I started to really pursue writing when I found an online class taught by Elora Nicole. During the class, I began writing my first book almost by accident; it started as a long email to someone else in that class who was a missionary overseas. And now I’m getting ready to publish my first book, The Reluctant Missionary, this December. It’s a memoir about my two years as a missionary overseas and what it was like when I returned home. Continue Reading...