Simple Beauty & Purpose

I enjoy capturing the simple beauty of life through roses. Their beauty doesn’t last long but it ages well until the day it dies. It doesn’t fight the natural law of living. This shot as reflects my love for playing with shadows and the film noir genre of films. One day we will all die and that is a fact of life. I will not fight death but I will fight life to live long enough to get my fill. It scares me but it is something that I’ve come to terms with.

I hope to someday be able to capture models using this method of heavy shadows. I find women from back in the 40s and 50s to be highly more attractive. Anyway, this will be a goal that I will accomplish soon. Hopefully I’ll be able to do it before this year is up.

Purpose

I am here to tell stories/create, compete, dominate, and to travel. This is my self designed purpose that calls me into the put of fire called motivation, dedication, and discipline. It’s taken me a while to come to terms with who I truly am and what I actually want to do with my life.

Through this job I currently have I’ve been able to buy the things that I need. In a few weeks I’ll be able to buy a DSLR which I will use to improve my photography and my art. I did not pick an easy path but knowing me that’s the perfect way. This job had taught me a lot and I’m more motivated than ever to get out there in the world. I just have to take it step by step and someday I will realize that I am now running free on the path that I made for me.

Be honest,

David

D87 – Journey of Goals

IMG_20180314_104319-01 It had been raining hard all week and I was able to capture this shot on a cloudy day. I’m getting more interested in capturing the things that normal people always ignore. Worms are apart of that as we try not to step on them but we do nothing for them. It’s not my best shot but I am growing as a photographer and as a man.

Did not go for a walk as I focused on stretching my legs and back. Explored mise en scene and composition which were quite interesting. I am interested in filmmaking, I’ve been apart of two short film productions including one I directed. I am fascinated by shots in films, I tend to judge a film by the shots. Good shots make or break a film for me. I mainly watch dark films and psychological ones so cinematography is important.

I’ve decided to focus on composition and improving my prowess in drawing, photography, and film. I’m pursuing a career in storytelling with the hopes of one-day having the skills to go strictly freelance and/or own my own media production business. It’s simple but hard yet like the work I’m simply trying to enjoy the journey to the destination as I don’t know which way I’ll end up when I reach my final destination. Just going to pick a direction and move towards it.

Keep on keepin on,

David

 

D82 – Shadows

DSC00251-01.jpegExploring Shadows while on a long walk. I enjoyed taking this photo a lot as I was able to capture all the shadows and showcase a slower pace of life with only one car in the frame with no blur. It’s a simple shot but it represents a slower pace of life.

Was able to go beyond my normal capacity today. I believe I was able to reach 70% but I will have to see after this post. I was able to get a lot of done and started my day off right with meditation and instrumental music. I did slip up a bit but I was able to pici myself up. Working hard to continue to improve and enjoy life. I’m close to discovering the simple solution to each problem I have.

I can honestly say that I was happy today. I’m showing progress but I instead that I have a lot more to do. I need to get a move on and get out into the world before it is too late.

Date to experiment,

David

D53 – Center: Moving Line

IMG_20180218_104055.jpgExploring paths and playing with shadows. Went out a little later than normal so no one was around at this time. I captured this subject from various angles. I was working with lines as well and I accomplished what I was seeking to do.

I discovered my love of moving or rather I realized my love for moving. I didn’t realize this as I can’t run at the moment and I have a lot of things on my plate that force me to not be in the best mindset all the time. That’s changing but that’s due to my progress on my journey to the strongest version of myself.

I’m still exploring who I am but I am getting a better grasp every single day when I do a new activity, an old one with a new mentality and when I have time to truly think.

Explore the depths,

David

 

Day 44

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Just going out there and seeing what I can do. I took this photo a while ago but recently edited it. The focus is yellow and the grittiness of the light rail. It’s a simple shot that I enjoy. I am aiming to simply create things I want to do, even if no one checks the photos out or this blog. Every piece of art is a hit or miss, instead of feeling down I use this as a little gas for motivating myself to go further and create even more.

Just going to keep it simple today with the little insight of my life. I’m exploring my options and problems to come up with the right decisions for me. I’m planning with my mind on many steps ahead so I never lose sight of where I truly want to be. So basically, I’m investing in the long term even if I have to struggle now. That’s it for now, back to editing.

Always speak from your heart without guilt or shame,

David

Day 39 – Simple

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Exploring simple editing while trying not to make the photos I take dull. This is a building I have taken a lot of photos of but I have never been satisfied until I took this photo. I love how much control I have in Lightroom over a simple app but it makes me want to improve my editing skills as my free trial of Lightroom will end soon. I will edit a lot more photos and will continue to take a lot more photos while understanding why I am taking each photo.

Working hard to learn new skills and develop old ones. I’m discovering so much about myself and I have decided on a few things but I will write about my decisions later on when I put them into action.

Sometimes the best bet is to keep it simple,

David

Day 34 – In the End

LRM_20180125_112410.jpgIn the end it doesn’t matter what people want for you. It only matters what you want as only you can live your life. Try not to be anyone else but yourself. You are here for a reason and that is to live and create.

Much better day mentally. I got over my emotional hump and put myself back on the right track. Pushed myself to the limit today and currently resting before I continue to work until I can think clearly anymore. Here’s to trusting the process. 🤗

Dare to create and to live,

David

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 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