A Dream of Her

when someone unexpectedly comes into your life and they want to create magic with you, then you accept the simple invitation and create magic.

 it is not often enough that we allow ourselves the time we need (and want) to unplug from the world, dream, and create. everyday monotony continues to build itself and suffocate us until we finally decide to break away. its when we break away that we are able to free our thoughts, releasing them and allowing ourselves to create and think clearly. these ideas you have in your head are no longer ideas. they are real.

the most important thing you can do for yourself is allow yourself the time and space for healthy, positive energy. this goes along with my vision about creating your own world where you become more selective about who and what you bring into it.  sometimes the universe forces you to start over again and re-evlauate the world you have decided to create for yourself. with each evaluation and reflection, your surroundings become positively stronger and healthier. your energy becomes noticeable and addictive. its a beautiful thing.

the images below were created when i had an awakening about the aforementioned statements. i no longer wanted all these ideas in my head. i wanted to release them, let them free. create and do. continue moving. contribute. inspire. belong.  the execution of these ideas came to fruition alongside the most cherished soul i know, the one that has made the world i created for myself more beautiful. 

"i begin with an idea, and then it becomes something else." - picasso

Travels to Tofino

the most liberating experience you can give yourself as an individual is the gift of travel. whether you have an agenda or not, a goal in mind, or maybe nothing at all, the journey will be beautiful. we had no agenda and welcomed each experience openly and gracefully as they came to us. waking up in the morning without expectations. the thought of not knowing. allowing spontaneity to take over. and just when you think nothing makes sense, suddenly everything does. you begin to live in the moment and only that moment matters. things begin to fall into place. your heart begins to open. you begin to view the world differently. and you begin to accept and not control. losing control and allowing the universe to control is the only way we will find enlightenment, and really, that is all we need. 

"live in the sunshine. swim in the sea. drink in the wild air." - emerson

CampGoAway

Sometimes adults need to get away and go to summer camp….that is exactly what I did along with many other talented photographers from New York. We swam, cooked, talked, played cards, and used many film and digital cameras to document our experience. Thank you to Chellise and Michael for gathering all of us and making an enjoyable experience. Many thanks also go out to Fuji for providing A LOT of cameras and film and to Cedar Lakes Estate for hosting us on their beautiful property!