I came home from my final semester at Ohio University with more bags under my eyes than I wanted. My capstone photojournalism class pushed me harder than ever before, and my film class taught me a new approach to photography.
The seven semesters I spent at OU helped me gain new perspectives of the world and exposed me to issues I would otherwise not have known about, like fracking and acid mine drainage. The environmental and sustainability courses I took furthered my interests about our food production and agriculture and my English classes ignited my love for Sherlock Holmes. I’ve barely scratched the surface of exploring the wonderful and exotic world God has given us, and I can’t wait to see where I end up next.
This semester was filled with nostalgia. Walking through campus I was flooded with memories of “the good ole days” of living in the dorms, the adventures I had with my friends throughout Athens and all the fun I had shooting with Ohio Athletics for three years. I will sorely miss the great friends I’ve made, the people I met and my professors.
Here are some of my favorite selects from the semester. I encourage you to check out some of the multimedia projects I did this semester and my long-term story on farming. I’ve included the links below. Thanks for looking!
Tomorrow’s Farmers: http://www.calvinmattheis.com/tomorrows-farmers/
Bound With Love: https://vimeo.com/184685055