D31 – Do You

LRM_20180126_122011-01.jpegOne element of self-improvement is knowing who you are. I’ve been exploring that a lot lately while taking action. Making some good progress. I know that places like Walmart leave me physically and emotionally drained.  A wave of this hits me whenever I get home from the store. Thats the reason why this photo is so dark. The clouds show that a better environment is elsewhere and that there is still good to see in this day.

D30 – Up To You and No One else

LRM_20180126_121102-1-016 mile walk which was killer on my feet and back. However, I accomplished a lot and got a lot of thinking done. There’s nothing like walking long distances to clear your mind and make decisions. I am developing into a more decisive man and a man of action. Taking everyday slowly and will continue to push myself.

This photo represents care hence the sign to the right. You have to take care of yourself and what you love. I really loved the lighting of the place and wanted to figure out a good way to capture an interior like this. So far this is my best attempt at it. I will continue to try and to experiment in the future.

Day 29 – 2 String Journey and the Crooked Path

LRM_20180126_113014-1-01Watching Kubo and the Two Strings and loving every moment of it so far. It’s a beautiful film, it makes me pumped to create my own beautiful work. Still exploring styles, myself, my photography, and my design work. It’s difficult and at times I question my passions. I take a moment to look at my goals and find myself filled with confidence and a small fire. It’s a great feeling, it’s something I haven’t felt in a long time.

Not every path you take will be straight. At times the path may become crooked. Take a moment to understand why it has and rotate the situation to your benefit. This photo represents just that. The photo gives us a sense of uneasiness which is perfect for the topic at hand.

Remember to truly open your eyes,

David

Day 28 – Imperfect Nature

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4 mile walk, 1 2 sets of 6 games of Tennis, and 30 minutes of basketball. It’s been a long day for me and I enjoyed every moment of it. Rewarded myself with Hawaiian BBQ that was amazing. Explored and took a lot of photos plus developed new concepts for photos and my design work.

My mind is clear (despite a headache) and I’m motivated to keep on going on this path of mine. I’m blazing my path every single day with every decision I make. If I make a mistake I go back and fix what I did wrong. I can honestly say I am improving in every category slowly. It’s frustrating but I know the reward is worth it.

This photo simply shows my love of black and white photography featuring nature. It’s simple but I find it beautiful. In that way, this photo does represent my interests. I try to capture photos based on a single word sometimes and today’s was simple.

Day 27 – Go For Broke

Pushed myself, I was worried but I left that feeling go. I allowed myself to go over certain limits, I had to push back fear. Making a lot of progress towards positive change. I can only take it one day at a day. Afterwards, I allowed myself to rest but instead of sleeping I got up and moved around slowly until it was time to eat. One step at a time, I can honestly say I am happy and I am more motivated than ever to change for the better and be a more decisive man.

With this shot, I focused on experimenting with line an exploring new places. I picked a place with a lot of shadows, didn’t think the shadows would be as cool as they are in this shot. I took one with a straight line but I prefer this shot with a line that seems to flow. I am working hard on playing with principles but at the same time trying to break them or tweak them.

Go for broke,

David

Day 26 – Promises and Life

Decided to upload this picture without any editing. I felt like the last time, it was too dark. Which is something I don’t usually do as the darker the better is my usual motive.

This was taken while I waiting to go to a lunch meeting. I had accomplished something before hand and had the courage to do some street photography. So basically, I took photos of people that I never met and will probably never see again. I promised myself I would engage in more street photography and to be accepting of bad looks and possibly angry people.

I promised others that I would continue to better my life which has helped me stay focused. I’ll keep this short, but try to make promises but don’t try to fufill that promise. Instead simply do.

Have fun,

David

D25 – Principles

IMG_20180114_105819-01.jpegPushed myself a little bit today yet continued to take it slow. Working hard to build up mental and physical strength and to strengthen my crafts. I am not making a choice of one passion, I’m exploring my strengths and allowing myself to experiment.

I’m relearning the principles of each passion and working on developing projects that would enable me to explore each one in-depth. Meanwhile, I’m walking daily, lifting weights, playing basketball, and doing yoga to strengthen my mind and body. It’s difficult everyday but I am enjoying the moment. I do struggle with self doubt but I’m doing a good job with dispelling those thoughts when they come. I’m getting better everyday in my pursuit of being the strongest version of myself.

Now that I look at it, this photo is definitely influenced by old Tim Burton movies and other gothic films. I love how it is almost symmetrical. I am found of imperfections especially in nature as it is completely natural.

Dive deep into your passions,

David

D24- Harmony

DSC00030-01.jpegTook it easy today and rested. I did everything at a slower pace.  I’m feeling much better and have become stronger mentally. Working on a new project that will allow the fire to return to my life.

We have to take care of ourselves and our environment. Thus this picture if litter that is destroying the city a little at a time. If only people were patient or caring enough to make the right decisions for themselves and the environment.

Stay clean and stay true,

David

D23- Stand Tall In the Face of Fear

IMG_20180107_100054-01 I’m writing this after facing a small fear of mine. I am relaxing now after having a mini anxiety attack. It’s the second time this has happened. It’s one reason why I’m motivated to getting stronger mentally and physically. I overreacted while it occurred which I’m sure it is a common practice too. I simply pushed myself too hard by running a lot today.

This photo is about standing tall and I simply loved the look of my subject. It reminded me of some buildings I’ve seen in gothic films.

Remember to take breaks and don’t push yourself too hard.

Sleep well,

David

D22 – Darkness Will Fall

DSC05446-01.jpeg“Not every day will be good but there is good in everyday” – Winnie the Pooh. Darkness will fall upon you but you can beat it when you remember your goals and where you want to be. I remind myself of this whenever I start to doubt myself. I’m doing my best and it is working slowly. I’m much better mentally now than I was ever before.

I accomplished a lot today but can do so much more. However, I work until I have accomplished what I need to rather than go to sleep and continue tomorrow. It’s helped me realize how to use my time better and what kind of media to consume as well as what and when to study subjects.

The photo represents this time of self doubt creeping inside of you especially when you look at yourself hence the reflection present thanks to the water. However, just because the world is dark doesn’t mean you have to be. I like dark things as you may be aware of if you have followed this blog for a while. I am not a cruel person nor a dark person for this. I like what I like as you do. Never lose sight to the light of your life (passion +purpose).

Enjoy the process,

David