This was my first paid photography shoot. A group of coworkers from Nashville saw some of my photos of an abandoned hospital and wanted to do a promo shoot for a reality show they were pitching.
To paraphrase some philosophy I've heard in the past; we as humans are inherently self absorbed and self centered. Through our design and evolution we literally only have the ability to look at things from our own perspective. Photography gives us the ability to slow down and question things from multiple perspectives. It gives us the ability to practice empathy and strengthen our emotional intelligence.
This is why photojournalism is my favorite source of photography.