The project New Life tells the story of a teenager growing up in a fictional, declining logging town named Fallton. This boy comes from a lineage of loggers, but he has never known the logging industry’s successes. The Fallton River, lined by crumbling brick buildings, offers a deep look into the past. With all of the large timber taken from Fallton, little work has been left for those who have decided to stay. Through photography, found imagery, and short stories, the journey of a young man growing up in this town is explored. At its core, this project explores the contradicting relationship between hope and holding onto the past.