Thursday, July 28, 2011


I got an email today.. these are my thoughts;

I come from a place where many don't get out and make something of themselves. Not even from a standpoint of going to college and taking all the traditional routes. I'm talking about people just being happy and enjoying life. Living a free life. I'm just like everyone else, I have legs and feelings. Who am I not to be humble and use my gifts as a blessing to help and love others. Seeing what I have seen, staying true to who I am, and trying to have the impact that I want to have...I don't know how to be any other way. If I can touch your soul, you will do the same to someone else, and we all will pay it forward.

I just got back from my trip to Chicago and Omaha. I had a really awesome time. One thing about being a freelance artist, when you leave where you are sets you back a little bit. For me, it set me back a lot of bit. 
Well, lets see how I navigate with $18 dollars in my pocket and heart filled with dreams. 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

keep dreaming..

I was told once, that we often need to sit and just be... 

Being creatives, I think a lot of our challenges lay within being originators of something. By default, we are a product of everything we see and come in contact with, and influences play a huge role in all of our lives. I was texting Des about my frustration of not coming up with a button design yet.. sometimes I get in a zone of always searching for inspiration and connecting the dots for everyone. But won't that kill the art? 

I want to create more in the sense of how I create/capture photographs or moments... random and spontaneous. Often times not even planned out, I guess that's just the type of person I am. I'll go and shoot someone and sometimes the only photo that I like will be the last shot I take when they aren't even ready. Or the first shot that I get on accident when I'm just checking lighting. We often search for so much meaning .. when art was created to express. Meaning lies within the way we live our lives. Art is to express all the frustration, happiness, failure, unknowing and beauty that we encounter while living our lives with meaning.  So if we live right, well create right, and we don't have to explain any art because its created in the midst of loving as much as we can. 

I just want to keep dreaming, imagining, letting my mind fly into the clouds and mountains and trust our eagle wings that we can soar.. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Find Love.

Things have been awesome since I wrote you last. I’m working on a new chapter of ‘The Passion Project’. I think that’s all I’m going to say about it at this point. I currently have three artist left to shoot and I’m hoping to have that wrapped up by the end of this weekend. I’ve shot three amazing people so far. I’m really loving the interview process that goes along with the project. It’s an element that I never knew I would get into, but it all makes sense…I love people, their views and perspectives. The interviews are definitely helping me grow, build and stretch the mind on some powerful levels.

This weekend I went to Glen Spey, NY. I used to work at a summer camp in the area so I went back to visit and get tons of hugs from the kids. Kids will make you feel loved beyond measures, and that nothing else in the world matters except what they want to do at the moment.. [talk about truly living in the moment]. It was an awesome break from the city. I leave and realize I hate the city, I return and realize I love it. It’s definitely a digestive process with all that comes with New York. None the less, Glen Spey treated me well. It was good to catch up with old friends and take pictures in a house that was chopped in half…not to even mention the views and crystal clear air. Some things can only be captured by living in that time.

Lastly, I have to say that I have never been so comfortable with myself.  At the age of 25 I feel like I am just now getting this thing started. Ever since I started taking pictures 2 years ago, my life has slowly been transforming.. and I’m at a place now that I never seen coming. From my since of love, compassion, style, thoughts, and the way I try to live everyday. I’ve always tried to be a man of character, but now it just seems so much more organic. I think this is what happens when you find your true love. I’m happy I get to take pictures for the rest of my life.