Something that interests me, that has always interested me, is the subjects of math and science. This is something I hope to pursue as a photographer in the future. I believe that it is a challenge that has not been documented extensively with a photojournalism perspective.
Science has been photographed through diseases and effects, climate control and landscapes. But I think that the other side of the efforts would make an interesting story as well. That is, the story of scientists and their process of finding a cure, a solution or any other type of research and their struggle.
I think it would be interesting to follow an astronaut through preparation all the way to launch day or the making of a shuttle. None of these are things I can work on while I am currently attending school in Columbia, but these are things I think would be interesting to pursue if I got a job for NASA or obtained access in other ways.
I am also very interested in night photography and playing with light. I also believe that this is in part due to my interest in the mechanics and science behind things. While spending a lot of time browsing the internet, I wasn't able to find much that appropriately showed what I would hope to do in the future, but I think it is a good starting off point and will help to bounce around ideas.
One story I found interesting was Nick Waggoner's picture story "Capturing the Dream: A Midnight Slalom of Color and Motion."
The amount of thought and energy that went into lighting these photos is phenomenal. It mixes my love for adventure and exploring with the technical side of photography. If I could find a way to portray this style as a photo story in Columbia I think that would be interesting, but also very difficult to do.
I wish there were better visual examples of what I wish to do with photography after graduation, but these types of projects are scarce. I can only hope to pursue topics I find interesting and discover new ways to portray these things.