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Popsicle Sunsets

October seems to hold a bit of magic in her pocket. Maybe it’s that dead wind that keeps the salty air lingering til sun down … I have fond memories of October sunsets and surfs.

All of these dreamy colors
— unspoken words of dependency
notes of smoke in the air
limitless potential as a new season approaches
— but conflicting dark undertones try to get in the way

I love this month.

I sometimes wonder whether the act of surrender is not one of the greatest of all - the highest. It is one of the [most] difficult of all… You see it’s so immensely complicated. It needs real humility and at the same time, an absolute belief in one’s own essential freedom. It is an act of faith. At the last moments, like all great acts, it is pure risk. This is true for me as a human being and as a writer. Dear Heaven, how hard it is to let go - to step into the blue. And yet one’s creative life depends on it and one desires to do nothing else.

— — Katherine Mansfield

( shot with canon 5d mark iv / sigma 100-500mm )

Posted on October 23, 2018 and filed under FRIENDS, LIFESTYLE, OCEAN, PHOTOGRAPHY, SURF, WORDS.

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.

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.

iPhone Diaries: October 2016

As pivotal as October was for me professionally, emotionally, physically, it was also equally effortless. I attribute this ease to the balance of life ... slowly but surely learning to accept the good with the bad, relinquish control, enjoy the mundane, and find beauty wherever I go.

Breathe in peace, exhale anxiety . . . everything is just a gift. All of which I'm undeserving . . .

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Posted on October 25, 2016 and filed under WORDS, PHOTOGRAPHY, OCEAN, LIFESTYLE, SURF.