"IM THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PHOTOGRAPHER ON THE PLANET"
Bold statement? Not from where I’m positioned. This little black box made of metal and glass snatched off the streets of Brooklyn, immersing me into world-wide travel. Literally saving me from the seemingly enticing pitfalls synonymous with inner-city life.
Humbly speaking, I can easily chalk up a good portion of my personal values, and ultimately the man I've become today to the positive influences and interactions with the people I've met along the way.
Over the years, photography has taught me the importance of perspective. More specifically, how individual creativity positively impacts the soul. It's a visual stimulus for thought and inspiration. A simple reminder that the little things in life are most important.
For me, photography is an unbiased conscience quantifying the importance of modern technology, while trusting that interpersonal communication will remain the primary focus. Photography has taught me that sometimes the most important and impactful thing to do is stop shooting and simply admire the beauty that surrounds me.
Alternatively, photography provides a daily chin checking... An honest no B.S. assessment of failure and vulnerability, while simultaneously providing laser-like clarity, direction, and motivation. Patience. Photography has definitely taught me lots of patience, and it's a constant reminder that the best things in life never come easy.
Photography is a repetitive reminder that the litmus for success is measured by so much more than fame and fortune. In the purest sense of the word, true success can only be realized through selfless collaboration and with full understanding that long game cannot be sustained flying solo.
I AM THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PHOTOGRAPHER ON THE PLANET... Make sense now??