Karrell Francis

By Katie Diaz

I spent the semester taking pictures of and getting to know Karrell Francis, a third grader at Club Boulevard Elementary School. My first impressions of Karrell were that he was quiet and shy. I was nervous that I wouldn't be able to capture who he really was in just three short months, but clearly I was mistaken. It wasn't until I first visited Karrell's home that I really began to understand who he was. Karrell is quiet and shy at times, but at other times he is bursting with energy switching from activity to activity impossible to keep up with. During my first visit to his home I got to witness some of his basketball and soccer skills, as well as his extensive Dragon Ball Z book collection.

I also learned that Karrell Francis is a dreamer. Throughout my time photographing Karrell at Club, I heard of the many plans he has for his future, each more exciting than the next. Whatever Karrell decides to do when he's older, whether he choses to be a movie star or the next star of the NBA, I wish him the best of luck. I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to get to know what a special young boy and I can't wait to see what's in store for him.