Sunday, January 10, 2010

Food For Thought

Here's something a friend shared with me today.

any people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so... Love the people who treat you right. Love and pray for the ones who don't."

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Photos from School Portfoilo

Taking photography at University as part of my studies for my BFA is a challenge! No digital here! All the basic steps of learning how to load, develop black and white film for a 35 mm camera. Old school as they say. It's a challenge and can be enough to make one completely neurotic but well worth the effort. I'm a bare for punishment as I am taking photography again this term.

It is hard to describe the satisfaction that comes with learning and going through the whole process unless you actually do it yourself. Photography is so much more than simply taking photos. The world opens to your eyes in a way like no other. It becomes a Zen like meditative state if you open yourself to the experience and discipline.

I am very blessed and grateful to have a wonderfully gifted professor, artist and mentor, whom I seriously hope is not a dying breed from this old school of photography.

Here are some of my photos from my school portfolio I submitted last term.