It only takes nine hours to drive from St. Louis to the mountains of North Carolina. It only takes six to seven-hundred miles to get home. I got to visit my twin sister's home in the mountains recently, seeing some of my best friends and family, having a welcome home potluck, remembering the rural life, and escaping to a micah mine in a river quarry.
My favorite photograph from this trip is when my sister grabbed the camera and snapped one of me running. She captured me feeling free and at home. It reminds me of why I started shooting in the first place: to capture memories and emotions for people to keep.