Saturday, September 25, 2010


Photo: The streets and canals of Amsterdam at midnight.

"How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb?


One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, "I could have done that!"
- Anonymous

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

In The Eyes of a Child

Photo: A boy astonished by the number of pigeons in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. ~Walt Streightiff

Monday, September 20, 2010

Press of a Button

Photo: A lone man sits underneath a tree in Port Au Prince, Haiti.

"I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it." -Ansel Adams

A man once told me that by becoming a photographer, I'd be throwing my life away. He looked into my eyes, put his hands on my shoulders and said it straight to my face--point blank. He called me a fool, a lost--unguided soul. "Anyone can press a button," he said. I was in eighth grade at the time.

I wish he'd see me now--throwing my life away head first--pressing buttons for a living-while getting paid to do it.

I don't know why I'm telling you this, but today, this was all I could think about. I guess, when you're stressed and down to your very last drop of sanity, you find ways to dig deep into the depths of your soul--looking for something to hang onto.

At the end of the day, it doesn't really matter--does it? It doesn't matter who you've proven wrong or how many hurdles you had to jump through to get to where you are. I guess, all that really matters is that you're there, right?

Sometimes, I often wonder if all I do is "press a button--" because I'm sure there are many that believe just that.

And the sad part'll never change'em.

Note: Shot above was taken while sitting in the back of a moving pick-up truck going 30 miles per hour...just sayin' :)