WE ACT for Environmental Justice #UptownChats speaker series with Commissioner Finkelpearl at the Harlem School of the Arts.
Found this really old photo I took of Drake back in the day before he became bigger than he is right now. It was a fun moment for me.
we all want a little bit of paradise in our lives
in life.. sometimes you must take a moment to step outside of yourself.. zoom out and take a look at life from a different perspective.. you never know.. what you will discover or uncover.
it is always interesting to realize that as you get older, time feels like it is going by faster and the world is spinning quicker.
Years are going by with a snap of a finger. I look at the clock and all of the sudden it is the afternoon. I mean the year just started like.. yesterday.
Anyway, understanding that time can go by so quickly is making me realize that we should attempt to accomplish so Much more while we have the time and opportunity to do it.
Growing older for me has been cool. I am learning to be patient with myself but also proud of the person that I am growing into. I used to be so frustrated with feeling like everything had to be perfect and that mistakes were NOT to be made at all.. but life is about mistakes, experiences, directions, lessons, observations, growth, etc.
So.. do not be afraid to follow that unknown path in life that is far from a straight line. You were placed on this earth to accomplish something, never forget that. Never give up. There are ups, there are downs, there are dead ends, there are straight aways, there are curves. Embrace it. Love it. Live it.
Hope to one day make it back to California. It is beautiful out there.
Sometimes my emotions feel like this photo I took a long time ago.
One day I feel like life is smooth sailing and then in the same week, all of the sudden the path to a better me or life - looks like a jigsaw puzzle where the path is no where near a straight line.
I see that life will forever be a challenge and as I get older, I only hope to conquer the doubt and determination that prevents me from moving forward in life.
I told a colleague who was having a really bad day yesterday, "you are only limited by your own perception of what that limitation is. Don't ever think that something you are in or doing is the end all. You have more potential to do so much more in life and the challenge is that you have to work really really hard to keep that momentum moving forward in life"
That's the biggest challenge in life. Knowing and accepting that it will have twists, turns, and uphill battles but most importantly - life is about what you make of it and that you ultimately are the commander of your life journey.
The journey of life will never be a straight path, but we should ultimately make the most and best of it.
Often times we think back to the times when we were at a certain point in our lives and find that those things of the past, perfectly illustrate the present.
I took this photo a long while back on my bus ride from NJ to NY, when I was a big instagramer and lived in NJ. I had to take the bus through the crazy Lincoln Tunnel traffic :S That I do not miss at all.
So many things have changed since this photo was taken, but this photo is very representative of what today looks and feels like in many ways.
Sometimes you feel like you are living in a fog not knowing just how much beauty, though it may be stormy, is outside your bubble of a world your mind traps in you in sometimes.
This is my reflection of that.
My hopes, after starting up blogging again, to get back to exploring that world that is out there.
Scratch the hopes, it will be a goal.
BAM... until the next post!
Visited Cuba, it was beautiful. The people, the culture, the music, the beaches, the vibe, the way of life. It was a very short trip but relaxing enough to be at peace and take the time to disconnect from technology enough to look up and look around.
I must say for anyone wanting to visit, you should go. Go now before things change in the next year. IT is worth a visit.
Hope to go back again one day.
This month I am working with some pretty awesome people. I bring you another gem from my busy month. The gentleman in this photo is Dante Briggins - he does everything! Dante is the nicest and busiest person in showbiz! Had a great time shooting this guy!
Hello World! This month I've been working on building up my portrait portfolio. Time is flying by very quickly but work is getting done. Here is a preview - one shot from model and musician Ricardo Quinones. He was a pleasure to shoot and an awesome model.
Was really stoked to photograph some of the interactions at The Potential to Power Girls Symposium that the YWCA NY chapter put on yesterday. It was such a great and inspirational day, the girls were so lucky to sit and chat with some really amazing and powerful women in the industry and I look forward to this conference happening again!