kirkobeeosimages asked: Your images are so good. You are also a very good person!! It shines out through your images!!!
Thank you for the kind words about my images. I’d like to think I am a good person, but I am curious how you think my images show it.
Whenever I doubt my being a good person, I go and talk to my seven year old niece and ask her opinion of me. She always gives it to me straight.
"Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding."
Bill Bullard (via caciazoo)
I never reblog things like this, but this is exactly how I feel about most creative criticism on the internet. Sadly, everyone has an opinion, but a majority of the vocal people on the internet seem to be utterly critical of so many unnecessary things yet hide behind the cowardice of anonymity. These vocal, faceless people are non-constructive and too afraid to take a personal stand, create something of their own, or in any other way put themselves out there to be judged. Taking the first step of the journey is the hardest, yet so many people decide to simply stay in their safe little corners and mock others.
Thank you to all the people who are brave enough to display who they are and what they do. Ignore the haters, you are a better person for taking that first step.
(Source: psych-facts, via caciazoo)
eazytigereazy asked: Your photography work is amazing.. The creativity is excellent. And you flip burgers? What a beautiful life. Your work is inspiring. To kill and eat a burger with Mr. Velasquez & learn from him would be an honor. Much love brother! Keep inspiring.
Thank you for those kind words. I just try to keep myself entertained.
Anonymous asked: Who do you think are some good photographers today?
Some of my most notable favorites right now are Damon Loble, Henry Gaudier-Greene, Kesler Tran, Fox Harvard, Megan McIsaac, Yulia Gorodinski, Robert Voltaire, Nan Goldin, and Tamara Lichtenstein, but there are countless others. Some of these people do financially well with their photography and others do not. Still, what these people don’t rely on Photoshop filters or actions, they create mainly with the knowledge of the camera and a keen eye.
Who are some of your favorites?