Passion In Shadows

architecture photography, black and white photography

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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

112 – Shady Flow

black and white photography, nature, nature photography

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My favorite shot I’ve taken of this area. I can see the imperfections in this shot and know what I can do to improve it. I like the lines in the shot and the reflection of the trees. The more I look at it, the more I like this shot and start to see new things about it.

Walked 8 miles today, took a lot of photos on this enjoyable journey. I still have to upload them and edit them. Pushed myself a lot today and I feel that I’ve been stronger mentally and physically. I’m glad that I am putting in work to improve both of them as I’m finally starting to see changes and the positive results of them.

Dare yourself to get lost,

 

David

Day 85 – Doing Your Part

black and white photography, street photography

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Doing your part is a common theme brewing in my house lately. This photo is relevant to that theme as you should give up fast food in order of healthy food. I also found it funny that I saw a bunch of empty McDonalds bags and then a single uneaten apple. I did not have to move anything aroind. This is how I found it, I only worked on the angle.

I’m trying to do my part in this household which is a slow process as it requires me to go through interviews. I’m nervous as all hell but it’s a must for me to get out into the world. I’m developing a solid schedule to be more efficient with my time. Its only been one day but I found it pretty effective. I will continue to do and make improvements daily.

I pushed myself physically and was able to control my emotions so I wouldn’t lash out at someone. So it’s a small improvement but I have to work on it. I simply have started to care more about myself and my life because if I’m not good then there’s no point. I’m going to have to sacrifice more which will be challenging but worth it if I can become stronger. I’m working very hard and I know I can do it.

Well I got to get moving and do some more work before bed.

Have fun and challenge yourself,

David

Day 83 – Nice

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IMG_20180223_101349-01.jpegWas exploring a new area of the town I live in when two mormons rode by and greeted me. They were nice and simply rode away after saying “I’m fine thank you”. I believe it was around 10 am so the sun is out and peeking through the trees.

I’m exploring more and finding ways to take photos of people. It’s something I like and I’m doing it more. It’s a struggle as I am a shy introvert but I’m breaking out of my shell more when I have my camera.

The day is not over but I was able to push myself and I’ve completed more today than yesterday. I’m still operating at 65% but hopefully today I can get closer to 70% before midnight. I got rid of some toxic things and replaced them with relevant things and better habits. Got to explore more and develop some results before I go to bed for the last time.

Be kind not nice,

David

D82 – Shadows

architecture photography, black and white photography, street photography

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

D76 – Heart

black and white photography, nature photography, street photography

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Was inspired to take this shot after reading a photo book by Drew Barrymore. Her photos were all about finding heart shapes in the world. Luckily, I found this heart shaped cookie outside of the library after reading the book. To succeed I must look within myself and love what I do even when it sucks.

I’m challenging myself to be brutally honest with myself and become more self aware.

I’m also taking steps to improve my physical state especially my heart. It’s a true challenge but it’s something that must be done for me to live the life I want to have. I’ve found that anatomy is interesting and that keeps me engaged unlike many other subjects I’ve explored.

There’s a long road ahead of me but I’m fully committed to the journey of bexoming the strongest version of myself.

Aim for the heart,

David