When I was in elementary school I wanted to be an artist. The one way that I stood out in the entire class was when I created drawings and watercolor paintings . My teachers would often gather all the students around to take a look at my artwork. In summary, it was the one thing I could do better than the average person. Until I was Grade 9, while on a family vacation to London, I was struck by the image of a starving artist selling his artwork on the streets; this image never left me, I looked sad and miserable to be an artist. I was a happy kid and I had already started enjoying making narrative artwork . I love studying the human face seeing the difference in a child’s face and an old man’s face and at the same time I saw the child’s face in the old man’s face . I did cross sections of Faces in my art work and paintings and I enjoyed doing descriptive narrative artwork that had a story, because I also had a love for Social Studies and history. I wanted to make a comfortable, significant living so I chose to pursue commercial photography. When I became a photographer, you start viewing the world through a camera lens perspective. Your senses sharpens in your mind and eyes are focused on people and what they’re doing . I was always clicking a picture in my mind at objects even if I didn’t have my camera with me . I learn to greatly improve my powers of observation and it’s allowed me to experience a richer life . It also forced me to go places which I would possibly wouldn’t have the motivation to explore and see because of the in uncontrolled desire and thirst to document capture an experience something. It forced me to go to remote islands in Indonesia that took 2 days to get two in a week to get off . I think the greatest gift from photography was it helped me to explore my life deeper and eventually study other people’s lives at the same time which has been a great blessing . When I have the time to meet a subject of a photograph and have time to talk to them and get to know them it’s a real gift. It means that you encountered your whole subject matter for the time being. It means looking beyond just labels and things and discovering another person’s wonderful world around them . When I graduated from high school, I knew right away I wanted to be a photographer. I studied mostly commercial and corporate photography in product photography when I started it.
Favorite ideas I encountered from observations in the last 2 weeks.
Plato encouraged his fellow citizens to master their thoughts so they could do whatever they wanted with them. The ability to control our thoughts as difficult as it might seem at times is an amazingly valuable asset. It can only improve our lives and minimize the effects of stinking thinking and maximize positive productive happy thoughts, that make all the good things in our life happen and determine who we become. Simple as this principle is it is a hard habit to completely master and takes daily practice and self-awareness. Habits change into character, and character is simply habit long continued.
Went to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon via Las Vegas for a 2 day trip it was a super beautiful place and a good contrast between the 2 places.