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    Be content with what you have;

    rejoice in the way things are.

    When you realize there is nothing lacking,

    the whole world belongs to you.

    Lao-tzu

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    December 6, 2018

    Your profile photos say something about you. There’s the obvious, the physical part, and the not-so-obvious subtle energies and vibrations that reach out beyond the screen and make the impression.

    This part is the real you, the you beyond form, and it derives from your heart. It’s the most important aspect of a photograph yet it’s unseen, and difficult to describe. Your beauty lies not in your hair, or your skin or in your bone structure. Your beauty is inside you.

    In order to capture that you have to set an intention. You have to decide to reveal it. The right light, the right composition, and a sensitive photographer enhances this reveal, but it’s in your control.

    Getting your photo taken is not like getting a massage. Something isn’t done to you. It’s more like a dance lesson. The photographer leads, but you have to take the steps. You have to want to dance. When there’s an unwillingness to dance, it shows.

    I suggest approaching your next photograph this way. Even if the photographer is...

    July 2, 2018

    In a flash, in one instantaneous moment, who we are can be captured and conveyed. Our vital essence, our humanity, is right there for all to see but rarely do we see it. We're so busy looking at other things. Our senses are overloaded. It's impossible to process it all.

    But a photograph still has the power to jar us into paying attention. A photograph can stop time. A still image can do what no other other medium can - it can force us to see, to pay attention. A photograph can move us to feel.

    Every person has a story. And every person has a struggle. When we relate to those things we find common ground. We feel each other. We feel ourselves in each other. My goal is nothing less than this. I want you, the viewer of the photograph, to feel what I feel, what I felt in the moment the photo was taken and still feel long after the shutter is closed.

    I am your proxy. Your emissary. And it's my goal to bring you the good news of the world, to show you people, glorious, glowing, living, beautifu...

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