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Photos that make me feel.

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Have you ever stumbled upon an image that captivates you — sucks you into that singular moment? Sometimes I feel like I could have been there in another life. It lets you escape your current situation but for a second … almost dreamlike, whisking you away into it for what feels like much longer. I hope to do this for people with my art some day . . .

Posted on September 25, 2018 and filed under INSPO, PHOTOGRAPHY, WORDS.

Current Mood: Fall-Winter

It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.
— — Chuck Palahniuk, Diary
What a culture we live in. We are swimming in an ocean of information, and drowning in ignorance.
— — Richard Paul Evans, A Step of Faith

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Posted on November 10, 2017 and filed under WORDS, PHOTOGRAPHY, INSPO.

INSPO: JEFF DIVINE PHOTOGRAPHY

The photography of Jeff Divine has got me feeling a kind of way . . .
Maybe because I wish I was alive + shooting in the sixties and seventies, or because he was so great at capturing the raw and candid moments in surf culture, or possibly because film is my favorite thing in the world.

I think about what it would have been like to be in the mix like this . . .
I just love it so much.

If you are a surfer (or love surfing), you have to pick up his book, SURFING PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE SEVENTIES TAKEN by JEFF DIVINE !

Ah. :) 

Posted on June 14, 2017 and filed under INSPO, PHOTOGRAPHY, OCEAN, SURF.

NEW YEAR, OLD ME

Let's start off with this: HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2017, surreal, wow.
Yes, the thought of a new year does bring happiness to my heart. I love new beginnings. I love ending old seasons. I love what the New Year represents ... a fresh start? Realizing what matters? Realizing what no longer does ... it's all really beautiful, and I'm all for it! I was never one to make resolutions because I'm constantly trying to live out my fullest life the best that I can, but I do love making an "impossibles list" at the start of every year --- mostly things that I find to be entirely out of my control, but things that consume my prayer life, and when I see them become realized it's the most incredible testament.

In my creative life this year, I just want to make art that sets my soul on fire.
Creating out of a place that doesn't need recognition to know that it's good and pure at the core ... like when I would sit in the studio or dark room for hours working on something that would never been seen by another human. O, I had so much love for the craft then.

I think that's a tangible goal. If I'm not already doing that then I'm in the wrong business.

Here are some images that put a twinkle in my eye; I love getting lost in other photographers', artists', writers' work . . .

(all images via tumblr)

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Posted on January 5, 2017 and filed under INSPO, PHOTOGRAPHY, WORDS.