Monday, February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017

Henri Bergson from his book: Matter and Memory, "But every perception is prolonged into a nascent action; and while the images are taking place and order in this memory, the movements which continue them modify the organism, and create in the body new dispositions towards action.  Thus is gradually formed an experience of an entirely different order, which accumulates within the body, a series of mechanisms would up and ready, with reactions to external stimuli ever more numerous and more varied, and answers ready prepared to an ever growing number of possible solicitations.  We become conscious of these mechanisms as they come into play; and this consciousness of a whole past of efforts stored up in the present is indeed also a memory, but a memory profoundly different from the first, always bent upon action, seated in the present and looking to the future."

When we get in a rut of accumulated efforts toward our subject we will be in a quandary of repeating our past efforts.  Our possibilities are limited as our bodies move in past formulation of composition and exposures.

Our instincts are strong to avoid fear, doubt and anxiety.  These are the new living experiences we are forced to face every day of our lives.

It is a matter of creating new movements that nullify our auto responses to outside stimulus.

Take more chances with your exposure, composition and your unique perspective.  It is hard in today's jump on any bandwagon image popularity contest not to imitate the image of others.

Put value in looking though your own eyes, your own unique perspective, creating an image you saw not someone else's vision. Technical abilities is the starting point, not the end of seeing your true subject through open eyes.  It takes  time to stimulate an interaction with a new subject, by being still and aware at the same time. This leads to great imagery.

It is time now to break free from the controlling actions that dominate your life.  Your unique vision has been dominated by copycat movements of others efforts.  Relax in your own body.  Enjoy your burgeoning awareness.  Control your instinctive desire to conform.

We need focus and discipline to counteract the growing obsolete structures of human existence.  The herd instincts are strong in us, our survival is on the line.  But as you can see, we now live in a hierarchy of control through propaganda and misinformation.  Alternative truths don't enhance mankind's future it undermines our faith in the truth of outside forces.

We will not demean ourselves by becoming puppets under the threads of false relationships that try and control our relation with our inner vision. We will put ourselves in the most advantageous position to understand our predicament and to unravel some of our old memories of past actions as obsolete and confining with no hope of surviving the coming cattle branding.  We will look for unclaimed words of acceptance and movement towards a freedom of choice, not a choice handed down from generation to generation made up to control our very natures.

We will not be lulled into a desperation to pause our durations of analysis of our actions and the images that we see and forget to create our own duration on subjects that have the potential to be created with a freedom and awareness of times illusive impressions.

We will not assume that positive thoughts mean anything but forgetfulness.  That negative thoughts are the ones that we must examine and control.  And use for our advantage to change.

We have limited our ability to grasp infinite space and infinite choices as an overwhelming diabolical invention of an unknown god.  We must embrace choice and not rely on the history of control from action passed down from the elite to the majority population, limiting our ability to see a newness in the world worth fighting for.  The old stale facade must come down and a new universal openness for actions must be created as all our older thoughts can be slanted to a corporate message of forgetfulness.

We need a new vocabulary that won't reduce outlives to be servants of the controlling mindset.  These minds are afraid of change because they know they will lose their footing and be replaced with a more universal acceptance of many viewpoints with no fabrication of limits.

The herd heading toward the cliff afraid of their own individual thoughts.  Afraid to break free from the repetitious lies of the controlling media.  Listen harder to the words of these evangelicals who are dissatisfied with their own thoughts and hate the thoughts of those that aren't suffering so they look to persecute and destroy the heaven we are on.  They want the world according to their own perverse hatred of anything different than their shallow branding. Like gods in our mythology they want to extract from our rich soil the necessary profits that can sustain their opulent lifestyles. Listen to your minds repulsion toward this form of mind control. You have been conditioned since birth to conform to the status quo, don't stand out from the crowd. Listen to you elders they know the truth.

Media defines our truths. The mindless awareness of greed. Distracting us with fluff to calm our inquisitive natures and lessen our ability to find our own individual truth.

Social media is not your friend.  It exploits your need to be seen and heard for profit.  It inflates your status, your popularity. These are not what you stand for but only byproducts of a growing chasm between the controlling minds and the sheep getting fat before the slaughter.

Social media diminishes your communication skills, it lessens your ability to think independently
and enhances your need to be accepted not as you are but as you project yourself on a screen, as an alter ego, a pen name without roots of experience.

We seem to believe that hoping for something and waiting for it to manifest itself is the natural flow of existence.  That, if we have positive thoughts and just wait, then all good things will appear magically.

Without purpose and effort nothing happens.

When we are negative we build up an auto response to the outside forces that seem to be attacking us.  These negative response perceptions condition us to react to our outer environment as a dog responds to a forceful master. This is a bait and switch taking place under the guise of necessary extraction of the earths minerals for profit.  By demeaning this world and its beauty they instill in the populace a hatred for the unclean extremities of our influence.  We are told we are above nature and nature is their for our giants of industry to exploit.  But these are not giants of god like characteristics but simple minded egos that believe they are the chosen few that have a right to destroy the world in their likeness.

To counter act the mesmerizing onslaught of violence on corporate media we must steel ourselves to use our talents and our intuitions and create images with purpose and honesty.  We must immerse ourselves in our subjects and create a vision for the future generations.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

February 5, 2017

Nature stands unmoved changing only when words change in their descriptions of her. Nature surrounds me but yet it has this illusive beauty that frightens me.  Nature intimidates me, becoming deceptions, inventions of sightless fear. Makes me feel inferior and because of this I begin to hate nature and want to destroy its very beauty that is beyond my understanding.

We feel only our limitations of human nature. We listen to a voice as an authority on our seeking answers.  We become dependent on someone else's knowledge and our inner intuition is voided. Memory entraps us, keeps us from seeing things anew.

Illusions of words is the main contributor to this inability to relax and let go and just be in your surroundings, flowing with your moments living in the now of your infinite choices.

We want stability and chaos is always present and we assume if we accept our structured thoughts built on words of stagnation we will be safe.

Words become their own truths, meant to control your conformity to status quo, and make them pillars of ancient gods without movement or truth. Your personal insights become limited and finally you abandon them to the controlling will of conformity.

Making life a dull word controlling your movements without thoughtful expression.

Nature becomes an enemy to fear instead of embrace and explore and make images of.  Words become deceptions and invention of the mind to control sight and in doing so pacify the need for stability against the increasing anxiety of life's dwindling opportunities.

Words create confusion, taking away the possibilities of a growing hunger for new possibilities.

Words of fear put up a barrier between your inner core and the outside forces we try and control through word manipulations.

We would rather destroy the very thing that will expand our senses and liven our minds to new truths.
And that is fearless acceptance of your very existence.  Your existential experience of your truth, your unique perspective.  In order to create photographs with meaning you must have confidence in expressing your thoughts through image creation.

Awareness gives us that connection.  Our heads aren't down looking at our feet repeating the standard path of conformity. Confidence in your intuitions creates a time flow that you ride as you journey to your  own destinations.

It feels effortless that connection you are making because you are present and aware not thinking through words before you act.  You are just in the now and enjoying the possibilities.

A feeling of a worthwhile effort to create an image you wanted to manifest not someone else ideas of what is good or bad.

Finding the compassion toward your subject allows you to free yourself from times cruel illusions of deadlines and places you need to be.  These stepping stones that limit your ability to focus not on your ideas but on a structure of capitalism which needs you to continually move in a fast paced deception of living. Where nothing is as it should be, not the right home, not the right clothes, not the right wife or husband.  You must according to the laws of ad manipulation never be satisfied, never be happy until you purchase this object not needed but wanted desperately.

Naming something is a regression from, not an acceptance of your present subject.

This lessens your experience to a made up approximation of a memory you saw in a photo book and not the real live view of the now moments that are passing by as you rummage through your memory senses to copy what you saw in the book instead of living in the present and finding your own image path to creating your own style.

Don't allow your repetitious demands of life interfere with your growing need to spend time exploring your new sensibilities.

Focus on your present moments and not on what has not happened and doesn't exist.

These hands are not mine, they are someone else's. Opening up to the infinite details is like becoming an infant again, where choices can be overwhelming.  But that is the fun of it.  Out of all this bombardment of information we weed through it with confidence that our unique vision will see the detail that begins the necessary examination of your shadowy image coming into focus and you begin to have a dialogue with your inner vision.

Don't allow indirect, sideways awareness to supplant and distance you from your immediate awareness.

If you allow your mind to ask to many questions you are creating a middle man that is interfering with your inner direct contact with your subject. This inhibits your life experience by baiting and switching out insights into inventions of distractions, like social media pop up ads, that are distracting you from living an intense aware life.

Don't distanced yourself from your immediate awareness by word transfer.  That is to shift the experience of your moments directly to the words themselves that describe your experience not the experience itself.  We have been duped to think that by taking snap shots and then describing the pics is actually living them. It is not. You have removed the experience to a past and have interfered with the full potential of these precious moments that are evaporating from your grasp.

To experience life, live not through an intermediary device that takes on human characteristics and is not there to allow you to have the freedom of choosing your experience but to put a ball and chain around your moments and funnel them into a system of distractions, through a clever media, that undermines your will and you succumb to the herd and we abandon our own experiences for a mechanical screen as if this is our new god.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

February 4, 2017

The younger generation is losing the ability to become their individual selves.  Technology is determining their feelings and their actions.  Their lives now are based on consumerism not just junk products but junk ideas, feelings and goals.  They are force fed the newest and the greatest not because they have earned or learned anything but because they are susceptible to the new wave of free info and manipulation of the brain toward a homogenized life of copy cats.

We no longer have any deep intellectual discussions of our reality we are creating.  We are stone deaf to the manipulations of our space and time. Our school systems have been corrupted in the structured policy that our kids don't need to learn on their own the answers to their inquisitive minds but now are hand fed the answers to memorize for tests that will determine the financial stability of their schools.

The young students are losing their mental discipline to find their own answers to hard questions and to pursue the subject from all sides.  We now have social media to answer all questions, so the young students don't need mental toughness to get at even what questions need to be asked. Lazy minded they instead are addicted to their own surface reflections on a hand held device that doesn't prepare them for what life is all about, their pursuit now is to make a life seen through a screen that is an allusion of communication and a detachment from life not an involvement in life.

What it comes down to is the process of gaining an intellect is ignored.  The conclusion is what matters.  How you got there is not important, the answer is what is real no matter what the benign shallow vision of accepted.

We are becoming lazy minds that stir the soil on its surface expecting to grow new ideas and new purposes.  But in reality the order has been structured for centuries.  We are herded and exploited because we are not listening to a better way to be.  If all we do is exist to up load snap shots of our lives then we are fragmenting our memory, our time line with family and friends.  This clutter of info and surface opinions is dumbing us down to be easily misled by the social media propaganda machine.

The mind stores memories and it takes will and purpose to edit out the fluff and to begin to remember who you are and what you want to be.

Without a known history we are lost in the manipulation of future paths that don't lead to our salvation but profit for the hungry and greedy minds of the con-men.

Are you always responding to an outside stimulus and not an internal purpose of self hood?  Technology is moving us away from a successful career as to what we want to be but instead limiting our choices by selecting only those jobs that serve the technology wealth and not the individual.

By putting a mechanical device between the you and your peers you feel embolden to attack rather than discuss and when the person attacked breaks where is the accountability for the attacker.  Cyber bullying is the norm for those weakened personalities of tech hood.

Social media gives us no deep seated friendships, we see only the superficial and this emboldens us to prove our superiority and express the current media propaganda.  Like recorders we regurgitate our thoughts that are handed to our angry egos and become the exploited many that don't understand the undercurrents of manipulation on your shallow reflections.  An ego being used by a few to make it look like the many have the same voice.

We are all unique in that we have our own paths to follow, not a path already old with false words of hatred and greed.

The new approval for our kids is not necessarily their peers anymore.  It is the social media.  Social media can distract and give them temporary relief from the pressure pushing down on them but it doesn't solve the problem but deflects it with a bunch of likes and ignores the real issue that problems are solved by you facing them and finding out what the real issues are.

We look at the new future through abstract eyes.  Seeing is the new believing without having to make an effort through hard work to have success.

Monday, January 2, 2017

January 2, 2017

When we are complacent in our attitude toward our subjects, when our excitement in discovering a new image goes stale, take a break and relax and just let your mind immerse itself in the environment you are in. Is the image amount taken the only measure of success.  No!

It is hard to find a meaningful subject in today's hectic pace of life's rushing currents.  We are losing an ability to reflect on our existence because our time is focused on making a living, by having to work long hours just to survive.  This translates into exhaustion and an excuse not to find your balance and begin creating images from your inner landscape.  It doesn't have to be image creation, it could drawing, writing, sports etc.. anything that propels you back into your own skin and gives your mind an excuse to function from your inner purpose.

We are all becoming "avant-garde" artists.  To create art one must be alienated from society.  Then one sees the barriers present and through will of intuition one expresses the insights to stir the minds of others.  All artists push us to think beyond our growing shallow existence.

But with social media the new art is easily assimilated into the mainstream, nullifying its opposition to the structured conformity. We are becoming through the influence of social media's perverse leveling of anything that expands our individual perceptions.  How do they do this? By copying the original and making it redundant and boring.  Social media's power lies in its ability to absorb unique visions and dumb them down to the herd.  Nothing can veer the stringent path of behavior imposed by social media and corporate media's pervasive interference with our lives.  We give freely to the almighty snap shot of our limited existence. The only thing these mechanical devices demand is information so the ads can be targeted at you for consumerism.

The individual observations given through social media and corporate media is heresy and will be damned immediately.  The role of media today is to maintain the status quo and not allow new insights to erode the dumbing down of our cultural facade.

We are devolving into silly eyes with no depth, just eye candy snapshots without moral intuitions, taking what we see in a split second of greedy eyes.

If you are only focused on internal conflict, pressures of your existence, then your image creation will suffer. It seems now all we want to be is distracted from living for own unique life.

Stress, doubt, fear, anxiety are all intermingled in the purposeful distraction of the middle class.  If we live in fear then we will miss our true appointments with ourselves.

Not seeing what is their because the media is filtering your direct contact, putting up blockades to contest your striving for manifesting your image relationship with your subject.  This conditioning is social and corporate media way of shaming us to think we are better than the rest.  Keep us all in the corral of disillusionment and to foster hatred toward any one or thing that interferes with the goal of advertising, to keep us all in debtors prison, living in constant stress.  This kind of life does not lead to creative images.  It leads to what we all see on social media, the tower of redundant useless information and pictures that only seek the status quo.

This age of relativism, this ability to loose your footing, focus and turn on a dime to something new is a direct result of a social media driven economy.  Never able to focus but jump from one thing to the next without getting a deeper understanding of why we have these homogenized answers that seem to sooth the loss of mental clarity in our lives.

Simply, this is the manipulation of the media corporations to keep us complacent and distracted while the true purpose of the bombardment of entertainment is to make us think we are getting information but really all we are getting is fluff to placate our growing disconnect from others and ourselves.

We are losing our will to mentally be alive with questions we now can never ask,
instead we enter into a relationship with a screen, the size of a note pad, that controls the senses for its own gains, consumption of propaganda and material things.

Their ability to confine our vision with a never ending display of violence to others and ourselves shakes the very foundation of human character.  Are we just animals to be let lose on each other or are we civilized human beings with a voice and an objection to the growing disconnect between people, countries and ourselves.

The tease of celebrity, the use of the commons, our air waves by social media to entice one to participate in a facade of purpose.  It appears you are making a concerted effort to reach out to another but in reality you are reaching out to your own reflection, your own inner fears and acceptance of your dilemma is the big lie of a post democratic society.

Walk out your front door to explore, lose yourself by attentive immersion into your conscious duration which will enhance your life as you go deeper into your perspective and time stops for those precious moments of complete awareness and insights into your very being with your subject. This will lead to your ability to manifest your individual image creation without interference of the constant chatter to be like others.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

December 11, 2016

Brassai, "Every creative person has a second date of birth, and one which is more important than the first: that on which he /she discovers what his true vocation is."

When making photos you must immerse yourself with your subjects in moments that last.  These durations build a relationship of trust.  If you allow ego to become the dominant force in this relationship then you will only express the commercial side of your mental makeup.

I am exhausted at the tidal wave of corporate and social media's daily assault on our senses.
Giving our minds a constant bombardment of extraneous banalities of our existence without any purpose or contextual story line, only fragments, purposes driven by shallow puppets, talking heads with shallow eyes reading the monitor without expressions, this is our new age of Reason.

We are on the verge of losing our will to become ourselves. To express genuine felt experiences not though social media but on a one on one dialogue between people. We see image creation as a billboard, a tool not to express a deep understanding of the nature of the human condition but as an ad for publicizing our pop up ads on our website.

We don't look for images we can connect with but the novelty image that will be posted on a social media site not to communicate  a new vision of a subject but to exploit the shallow existence of the unimportant event for a few more likes. People have lost respect for themselves and see only glitter instead of truth.

Frivolous excerpts from individual lives is not communication.  Those are mundane occurrences we all share but shouldn't be the bread and butter of the corporate media sites.  Why would we degrade the masses with shallow reflection of our stupidity.  Wouldn't it be much better to create images that show the strength and courage of people to overcome the obstacles of lies and expose the hidden truths necessary for our survival.  Your private photo albums that gives us only a surface reflection of your visual existence without depth of purpose should stay private.

Think of your social media site and the overwhelming amount of information and minutia of details you can find that really have no purpose for you or how you want to live your life.

Social media can paralyze you into non-action. Controlling how you perceive the world and how we change our interaction because of it to a quick surface labeling without thoughts of depth and contextual connections and then we glide on to the next post without feeling the under toe of rich information never reaching the surface because of media's control. 

Just as we are missing the contextual relationships of events that ad up to a willful truth we are imitating what we see on social media in our own lives and missing out on real conversations with little phrases that don't add up to anything but lessening the character of our lives.

There is a growing herd instinct, a need to be seen without continuity or a real voice but as always a quick post and retreat in the shells of compartmentalized existence.

Social media manipulates our future individuality, our very core identities, demanding we follow the pied piper, making us conform to the collectives predetermine script.

Facades made to look rich with purpose, busy bees moving in excessive traffic to get their stipend for a lessening of humanities disappearing self hood.

But any deeper look under the hood we see a herding of our individuality into a uniform we wear as we grow in acceptance of homogenized celebrity illusions and starry eyed hopes for stardom.

So we lose our desire to create a life worth living on our own but search in endless need to be accepted by strangers that we will never know or meet.

Media propaganda disorganizes the minds natural fluidity keeps us away from a stream of consciousness to a parts shop with no natural flow and understanding or workmanship but stops and starts of violent fears raining down without the ability to focus with purpose.

Social media fragments information, disrupts the natural thought process and interrupts a persons reasoning by using catch words that act like a narcotic to inject in them an auto response of shallow depth and structure so the person assumes even before the last words spoken, this must be the truth.

It is a bait and switch con game with the only purpose is confusion, fear and profit.

In today's greed fest we look to nullify our fears with side games that mean to distract us with repetitious movements of eye hand coordination where you don't think but just react.  This instills in you a necessity of quick reactions without understanding.  And because of this we separate our lives off to like minded people who react without thinking just like us.

This in turn diverts us from living a connected life to our now hidden talents, our truth lay abandoned because of our constant battle of survival as we work multiple jobs for less and less benefits.

The minds memory accepts repetitious patterns which inhibit the minds expansion to understand new perceptions by discarding old tired cliches. We need to think anew.  Work harder to understand the under currents of life's manipulations through words that seem to dig deep into our consciousness and obstructs us with triggers that block our will to overcome these structured views with our own intuition and break through ideas.

This limits ones ability to see the whole picture only a small tid bit of info that blurs the overall truth of our existence.

Bright lights, games of chance, mesmerize the inner eyes outward reach.  We find that the shallow truths become solid pillars that hold up our lives so we don't have to think much but stick to the script of others and keep our heads low to the ground working as a means of forgetting your inner truths.

Excited brains leave their will behind to follow the lit street of escapism in fast glimpses of someone else world not yours.

The need to copy an action is the cattle call of structured restraint and inner confusion and lack of confidence in your own views.

Living your own life with unique ideas and image creations is a necessary prerequisite to becoming a human being with individuality and purpose.

This constant looking outward not inward, taking your imagination and locating it on external facades of eye candy, fixing your perceptions on objects, not on your inspiring thoughts that uncover the real importance of life, is social media's addiction. It is better to be seen than to create a meaningful awareness of your surroundings.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

November 20, 2016

How do your view yourself. A participant in your life or an outsider looking into your living moments.  Do you equate living with posting your life for all to see as an extension of who you are or who you want to be?  Is being viewed by others, the real manipulation of our growing shallow presence.

The image trend I see is for quick pics and quicker posts. This is not photography in a real sense of the word. It is becoming a life sentence of performances, your life is a screen play, a story board of inconsequential moments that have dried up your imagination. Instead of living your life you are selling your life through make believe realities that have nothing to do with real connections with others and especially with yourself.

Do you feel posting on corporate media sites is an act of renewal of your quest to create something meaningful through focus and awareness of your surroundings and connections that are calling for your attention.

The act of posting is not a purposeful response to your moments. Commercials of ourselves have become the new reality of our lives. And we don't even get paid to produce them, we give them away. I think by that very act of giving them away you have demeaned your life as trivial and have accomplished the ultimate media scam of crowd sourcing and free material that they then can mine for your ad enjoyment. A constant beat of buy, buy and buy some more.

Social media introduced us into the entertainment and commercialization of our lives for profit motif.  Not profit for us but for the information they gather on your wants and obsession and exploit those with targeted ads of stuff you would never care about if you were living your purpose and in tune to the intended distraction that inhibit your growth towards the rewards of self sufficiency and your true voice, your calling.

Corporate media's feel good moments and then quickly back to an over abundance of violence and suspicions that crime is always lurking in you present moments, keeps us in a circle the herd mentality.

Your precious moments are now overwhelmed with the fears that corporate media bombard you with every second of the day.  Is this a means to militarize the police under our noses to inhibit the true voices to surface?

Social media is undermining unique individual perceptions that flow naturally between nature and an open mind. Our differences are being homogenized into structured imitations.  Our images are beginning to look all the same, our feelings are being surrounded by look alike ads for instructions on how we must respond to external stimulus. Our vocabulary is diminishing as we use short letters and symbols to express our "feelings" as if that can sum up a human beings moments in their time line. Symbols are the collective media presence. They reduce our inquisitive nature and teach us to live on the surface of their created reality and don't even attempt to dig deeper underneath the false facade of their wealth and power.

Relationships between me and my subject.  If we only see through organized categories we loose the ability to be open ourselves to new ways to see and live.

When creating images you must get out of your tendency of abstract specialization that deter you from connecting your internal vision with your outer presence and then with your intended subject.

Don't rush along the outskirts of image making, immerse yourself into the flow of your time and interconnectedness that brings forth a worthy unique expression that seems to magically happen when you are listing to your inner voice say, "calm down and wait, this is your place and your subject will be here presently."

We all can shoot randomly and come up with acceptable images that fit the uniformity of our costume lives.  And with that uniformity there is a growing fear to be unique in your expressions.

Connecting with purpose and clarity in this moment gives you a certainty of expression.  By being present your are opening your mind to the moment and not the description of your moments.

If you over think a subject, bringing thoughts that hinder your natural immediate response to your theme, you will miss that split second composition that ties your creativity to the image just made.

If you are not in the same playing field with your subject, there is an imbalance an untethering of willful purpose that makes your attention disconnect from the visual clues of composition.

Social media puts importance on your posts that give them information on your background for more ads and on any conversations between you and others that gives them insights on marketing strategies.  If we would use those same techniques with ourselves and begin to understand what drives us we might break free from the trap of media's corrosive analysis of our humanity. for profit only.

We have to get back to one on one conversations, be present for others just as you need to be fully engaged and present when creating images.

When you are communicating through a mechanical device you are removed from the real world. Reality now has a short sighted vision, a narrow path to follow, which excludes the environment you are in by demanding your full focus to be looking at whats on your hand held screen.

Instead of an intimate look at the small details of nature that make up our own lives we sacrifice those connections by allowing a device to become a barrier to seeing and a barrier to living a connected life in the real world of eye contact with others and your individual surroundings.

Our sense of being present, a feeling of your will of purpose will begin your journey to better photographs.

When making photos you must immerse yourself with your subjects in moments that last.  These durations build a relationship of trust.  If you allow ego to become the dominant force in this relationship then you will only express the commercial side of your mental makeup.

Photography takes time to create an image worthy of your inner being.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

November 20, 2016

Joel Meyerowitz was asked, "What do you hope for when you say the work teaches you?"

"Well, you hope that by working-working out, working toward that-you'll produce an opening, you'll stumble through your senses upon a photograph that's instructive-a doorway-something more than just beautiful, or well made, or a combination of those elements that are photographically interesting-something that you can't quite handle that posses you, something simple and visible but filled with mystery and promise-the mystery of "How did I know to make that?"- and the promise of a new understanding of photography and something about yourself."

Eternal recurrence, what a depressing shallow grave we would all live in. Recurrence of time amounts to a script from the past from which we cannot deviate from. Social media is that script.  It is not knowledge to inspire one to become more but to entertain and distant oneself from living a life of truth and purpose.

Listless knowledge giving fake myths of benevolent beginnings.

How do you resolve the paradox of being aware but detached, to let things proceed without interference, yet gain an insight and a willful purpose to time your exposure at the crucial moment of your seeing the possibilities.

Being present without pushing, pulling and over thinking but just being there and ready to make an image through connection not domination.

Detached but connected to the rhythmic currents moving through the beauty of nature and its importance to our mental health.

If we only take from nature and do nothing to give back to nature, we are missing a true commitment to openly interact with it as a subject of intense importance to our creative outlook.

But even further we will never assume a role of conversion from destruction to cooperation not only with nature but with our fellow human beings and our foundation for survival is in peril.

If we assume we are gods of some sort, then we have abandoned the the right of passage beyond this earthly paradise.  If we think we are going to be anointed by a benevolent god for our destruction of our earthly home then we are not only delusional but blasphemers to god's purpose.

If all we do with our brain is organize, categorize and institutionalize our responses to an outer reality then we are becoming herded beasts afraid of our own inner purpose.  We are beholden to the corruption of money and power who's only return is more greed and abuse of our civic duty too protect mother nature from its destruction.

The force of external distractions work hard to disrupt our inner insights by creating infinite barriers to self realization.

Place and time dictate our very life and it's goals. We are given our time in this present moment to become more than a collector of things.  If we allow corporate media to commercialize our lives than it will further fragment us into colorful cloth easily changed and transformed into the next greatest product.

Your inside force is being channeled by paths of external manipulation, as if social media was a cure all for one's constant angst at the new order of power and greed. We are expressing this doubt and confusion by shrivelling up our need to be ourselves and end up following the herded masses to a corral of complacency with little demanded and thus living our future in a poverty of mind and matter.

We live in this new era of instant knowledge threw hand held devices.  But this knowledge is not your expressions but the elites propaganda of their desires and destructive controls over a population getting get fed up with the shallowness of our commons being privatized for money.

It is better to express yourself as who you are and not as a character created through social media, where everybody is looking for instant approval.  Approval is your own inner self creating images with willful purpose.

You must fight through created barriers of doubt and confusion that hinder your ability to manifest your original internal landscape.

What if I leave myself in it's narrow view of this world, would I know the empty body left behind.

We all want to be somewhere else and not present in our now moments.  This constant drum beat to move on, never landing on something of interest for more than a few seconds is the new skipping stone life by which we never go to shore and stand in our own shoes but are conned to enter swift currents that we can't control and will never be satisfied with, where these rushing waters take us away form our true purpose and force us to live a shadow life of ourselves.

Our knowledge base is shrinking into a reluctance to seek beyond the cliches created by ad men and dig deeper into the substance of our lives and where you want to be and not where corporate media wants to put you by stereotyping your purpose as foolish and always asking where is the profit. Stick with your own intuitions and transcend the shallow representation of humanity that corporate media wants you to believe.