For my self-portrait I decided to use a photo that I took at a place called Catawba. It’s an island about a hour and a half away from my house that I have been going to ever since I was little. Every time I am up at the lake it has a calming effect on me and this photo brings back that feeling. Also, I am very proud to be from Cleveland, Ohio which is another reason I chose this picture. Even though I get made fun of for where I am, there is a beautiful part of Ohio that outsiders don’t see. My friends who come visit me always say they didn’t expect my state to be as beautiful as what they originally thought. I truly hope I end up back in Cleveland raising my family.