Shattered Dreams or Shattered Vices

This photo can represent someone’s desperation after their dream shatters or someone’s resolve to get rid of their vices. I love photos that may have conflicting meanings depending on who views it. I won’t state my opinion further and allow you to decide what you believe.

Dreams

I’m working hard to accomplish my dreams when I actually get down and do some work. I struggle to get to the keyboard but when I’m there I write away. I’m ridding myself of distractions and focusing on my passions.

Was able to write one thousand words in less than an hour in one sitting. Im writing about something that I love and I require myself to write that much on a daily basis. I fail everyday but I’m pushing myself to try. I have the dreams but I need the hard work. I’m developing it and will continue to develop it until it’s no longer a thought.

I don’t want to be 50 years old working at Walmart for terrible pay. I want to accomplish my dreams so I must work hard. I realize this but I do get lazy. However, as each day goes by I’m less lazy. Tomorrow will be the start of a new work ethic. I have something to prove to myself and I know I can do it. I just have to do it.

I’m off to do just that. Peace,

David

When Money Comes More Choices Follow

When to Go?

I’m looking at my situation from a different angle than normal. Hence this photo taken at a low angle. This Hall receives a lot of traffic but not once have I seen bend down and take a shot in this building besides myself.

Anyway, I enjoy the interior design of this building. The floors are highly reflective and the windows let in good light. What you don’t see is that the architecture teachers made sure that the building was designed in a way that you can see some of the inner workings. I’ll try to capture a photo in the future to showcase the cold beauty of this place.

I’m exploring the option of buying the domain name for this website in order to showcase my work and have more control. Also exploring buying the domain name for a blog that I may monetize in the future. I’m still thinking about both options but I have given myself until tomorrow to think about it.

Common questions ring inside my mind. “Am I ready?” “Should I monetize a blog from the get-go?” Yada yada. Now that I have steady money coming in I have more difficult choices to make. I am leaning towards yes to the questions I asked myself. As I aspire to be a writer and a photographer. I don’t have official experience in either one. But if I do what I want I will get some experience that may get me to where I want to go.

After writing this I decided to say yes and I will set my plan in motion tomorrow after I get off work. I’ll do a bit more research and complete the cosmetic stuff. It takes little acts of courage daily to truly go where you want to go.

Besides that, I will be posting everyday on this blog from now. It will be challenging but it is apart of what I truly love to do.

About time to go.

Live free and happy,

David

Growing Up

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Making a drastic change that will be difficult, but truly worth it. I’m working a new job that will give me the capital to do my passions. Thus the pacifier photo,  it symbolizes a new stage in life. I’m going to be able to be put all the plans that I have into action by doing sonething so simple.

I’m saving up to upgrade to a Nikon D3300, which is a basic entry-level DSLR. It will really help and I get public transport for free, so I will be exploring different areas of my city.

I’m doing my best to leave behind the legacy that I want when I close my book and someone else puts it to rest on a shelf that no one can reach until their time.

Baby steps to giant strides,

David

Passion In Shadows

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Despite how simple this shot is, I happen to love it. I love the soft shadows that seem to consume almost everything. Playing with shadows is great and combining it with architecture is really fun. There is a slight human element with the icebox and the leaves. I can imagine how I would make this shot better and will try to explore other options in the future.

This has been my style for s while now and I am looking to explore it with models. I love film noir films and other forms of entertainment that are not afraid to play with shadows. I was inspired recently by a film called The Eyes of My Mother. It’s not the best film by far, but it has cinematography that is simply beautiful. I explore shots when I watch films and find myself sometimes enjoying certain shots rather than the actual movie.

Another film that I enjoyed for its cinematography was The Outsider. It happened to feature another love of mine heavily which is Japan. It experimented with colors but wasn’t afraid to be dark. I could keep this up all day! I am starting to realize the truth that has always been under my nose. I was either too ignorant or I simply didn’t see in-between the lines.

Discovering the type of photography that I want to create, the type of stories I want to create, and the type of visuals I want to create have sparked something inside of me that I thought I lost. It’s a bittersweet thing called passion. I’m doing my best to create and to keep on creating in order to have the life that I want to.

My main goal is freedom, I want to be able to create full-time. So basically, my mantra is to create, compete, dominate, and Japan. It motivates me and I don’t have to say a lot to understand the depth behind each word. It’s a simple technique that I will employ every time I look into a mirror or whenever I have to do something that I may not want to but will help me on this path that I am trying to create.

I have to end it here, but just know that I will be making more posts and they will be longer than usual. Enjoy your life and take time to understand what gets you going.

Peace,

David

Day 66 – Through the Looking Glass

After reading and becoming more comfortable with myself I am creating even more art and capturing more photos that I want to take. I feel like I listened to what other people said that I should seperate each niche. I can understand that mindset, however, that is not how I do things.

I’m seeking to capture the world as I see it and photos like this do just that. I love to capture the forgotten and showcase their “voice” in a way.

That’s all for now folks.

Do you,

David

D19 – Limit

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Going past my limits a bit every single day. It’s very difficult but I am enjoying every moment. I am being a Sixer and trusting the process. But I’m not disillusioned by it, I understand that I must put in a lot of work every moment of the day.

This photo represents me trying to find my direction when I simply have to just get going. I’m the only one who can stop me and I have to make decisions that reflect my true desires.

Be you and be true,

David

Day 17 – Play

Took a step towards a better future today by simply doing one thing. I won’t be specific but I simply attacked my fear head on and came out the other side with one foot in the light. I am proud of myself, I have accomplished a lot in just two days that I have a lot of confidence in the direction I am going and most importantly in myself. I am not the person I was last week and I am proud of that fact. It’s been a long time since I have let myself accomplish something that actually matters.

Only 17 days have past in this year and yet I feel still alive before the safety net was pulled from underneath me. I am guilty of being lazy and of playing too much. But that’s not who I truly am and I have fought hard to make sure I understood that. I have done so much and changed tiny bad habits into good ones. Everyday is a simple step into the giant strides I will take later on. Every ounce of pain will be worth it in the end. Baby steps turn into giant strides.

This photo has a film noir feel for me and I love it. Sure the subject is basic but it’s beautiful in that regard. I wanted to capture the beauty of the flower and I believe I have captured it yet still shadow the rose in my style/my sense of beauty.

Live a beautiful life,

David

D13 – Human Nature

DSC05448-01Daring myself to get lost in nature and simply breathe and think. Exploring has helped me further understand myself and my crafts. I enjoy being in nature without a care or any pressure to be anywhere. It’s a perfect place to slow down and smell the flowers.

This photo represents the paths I can take and the one I am currently on. Something is telling me to stray from my path, but I am keeping my head up and exploring the path I’m making. Not following instead I am making my path. This photo is another one I am proud of, I am thinking of adding a hint of blue in the shot. Will continue to experiment everyday.

Live hard,

David

D10 – Confidence

DSC05313-01.jpegExploring with confidence as I play with shadows on the 10th day of this year. So far, this year hasn’t been that bad. I can actually say it’s been good and I have been able to accomplish a few things already.

Today, I was able to explore somewhere new and allowed myself to get lost but not too lost. Captured many new subjects that I can’t wait to edit but that will have to wait until tomorrow. For now I have a long list of things to do before I hit the hay.

Anyway, this photo is of an interior in a college building. I was waiting for a long period of time and found a moment or three to capture this hall including the table and chairs. I’m working on darker projects thus black and white and the use of shadows. There are windows to the left that help lighten the photo enough to make it more interesting. I have a tilted photo of this same subject but it gives off an unsettling feeling due to the different angle.

Have a great week,

D

Shadow of Life

DSC05300-01The world is so ugly yet so beautiful. It is remarkable the things we can create but sometimes the artist is more flawed than the work they have created.

The world I see is darker than most but it has beautiful light from within. My art should represent that, as I often have forgotten that I will never forget the meaning behind what I create nor why I create in the first place. I love film noir and noh plays. I love dark visuals that reveal beauty. I settle with not having living models and capture the things the world ignores. I want to show that just because something is dark, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have light within it.

This shot is a return to what I experimented with in the beginning of this journey. I am shy/anti-social but I am breaking out to capture new subjects including live models. The floor in this building is highly reflective and the entire interior sees a lot of quality light. I wanted to capture both aspects as well as the pillars and I got my chance on a early day when no one was around. It was a trial and error process that I am proud of myself for.