It’s time for me to get deep.
I was surfing the interweb and came across this drake tweet that went, “live without pretending, love without depending, listen without defending, speak without offending.” I read it and my reaction to it was to dig into it. You can do a lot WITHOUT doing another thing, You can be a lot WITHOUT someone, the point is you can live WITHOUT a lot. You don’t need anything or anyone to be happy. Do things and people help you to be happy, yes definitely, but you don’t need it. I have had friends travel to third world countries and come back and tell me, “dude, you would not believe how happy these people are in their mud huts.” All the while I’m over here having my day ruined because they forgot to put sweetener in my coffee. Every now and then we just have to humble ourselves. I don’t need new shoes, I don’t need to go out every other night, but I might need to go to the store and pick up some toilet paper. You know what I mean?
And of course I can go in deeper and say, you don’t need certain people in your life for you to live and all you need is yourself but if I said that, then I would be a hypocrite. I have driven hours to go see girl for 5 min and have her just make my day way better than it was, sometime people just help. Other times people make shit worse and you should know who to keep around and what people are really there for you. Just think, If you had nothing who would stay around besides your family?…
I have thought, “If I decided to quit photography right now, who would want me to stay around?”… I still don’t have an answer to that question; But I would still live and be happy WITHOUT photography. (I’m not gonna quit tho)
Anyway, This set was 100% styled by the beautiful TNutty. T had expressed to me that she felt that I haven’t been putting in effort into our shoots and everything was always rushed, which is not true. I always try really hard to create amazing images with Tianna. So the pressure was on me for this shoot. I spent all day with her and we drove around West Hollywood looking for cool spots for us to shoot. She had put all these amazing looks together for us, and she killed every single one of them. The last thing I wanted to do was disappoint her, that’s the last thing I ever want to do really.