Oh hey gang,
Welcome to my 100th blog.
It’s taken two years to get this far.
Two years of straight up street walkin’.
Two years of experimenting.
Two years of being the annoying guy with the camera.
Two years of documenting & storytelling.
Anyway—thanks for all the comments & feedback. I really appreciate all of them.
I’m going to end my daily routine this week. Tomorrow will start my next experiment. I’ll be posting Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays.
Let’s try a month of that and see how things go.
I may post more often if I feel compelled to.
This has been a fun experience so far and I have no plans of stopping anytime soon.
I want to leave you with one of the most powerful quotes I’ve come across recently. It really sums up how I feel about creativity, following your calling, and pursuing a craft.
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. … No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others”