Located: Vancouver, CA
I've seen a lot of things. I've felt too many emotions. The wounds are deep and I've learned they're still not healed. I've been through too many moments that have taken so much out of me to the point where I'm not quite sure who I am anymore. I don't know what's left of me, that's just me.
Then I discovered Polaroid Photography...
I would have never thought I could find a medium that would set me so completely free or allow me to express myself where I can honestly say that my photographs represent the truth in me.
And I'm completely in love...
I'm in love with my art in a way I have never been before. It has consumed my entirety and breathed life into my heart and soul. No longer am I influenced by what others want to see. No longer am I attempting to capture the beauty in others for others. No longer am I giving everything I have to others.
Polaroid is mine. Photography is mine. Art is mine. This is for nobody else but me.
And the feeling of falling in love with your art is incredible. It doesn't matter what others think. I don't need the approval of others. I don't care too much for others to even take a look.
What's so great about being completely consumed by your art is that you realize it belongs to you and nobody else. You think it's the greatest thing you've ever done. You are mesmerized by the stories you tell. You see the world in a completely new light. You know it represents a part of you that most people might not understand but as long as you do, that's all that matters. You discover the truth in you, the core of your being. You no longer feel lost. among all the decisions, people, obligations, etc. Even though they're still there, you know that you have one thing that they can never take from you no matter how hard they try.
And that is the beauty of Polaroid.