"My thing is that I don't give no person that much power over my path that I'm walking. Not one person can make or break what im doing, except me or God." Nipsey Hussle theGREAT✨✨ Photographer : @selinamarlow
My father passed away 3 years ago today. This I believe was one of the catalysts for me going full time into photography - although I had discussed it with him often for many years before. When a parent passes, what becomes important changes a lot. A surprisingly large number of people in front of my camera have shared some pretty amazing stories and I've captured some very personal topics which I can't show in public - in fact I would say when I am fortunate to work with someone on a personal or portfolio shoot, regardless of their age or circumstance, it becomes almost therapeutic for them and for me if they open up to the process.
This beautiful image of @robersonkurt is simple yet provoking to me. It was taken during a casting call where I played a piece of music for each person and asked them to respond to it. He went into a deeply personal space and that opened up a conversation between us which has become the embryo for a project I plan on starting in 2020. More on that to follow!
Thinking of you today Dad and our many trips and conversations in the later years!
“Life” comes at us from all directions. Sometimes it seems all at once. It is how we choose to look at the curves that are thrown at us and how we face it that will determine our happiness. The greatest things in life are never easy. That is in both love and success.
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