All Things Will Pass

Chicago-Skyline-Photography

All Things will Pass. I recently came across an old friend’s status which were quite inspiring to me. It’s truly courageous to hear other’s perspective on life, on their happiness as well as how they deal with pain and fear. That is a major reason why I enjoy reading everyone’s blog and posts. I just want to thank each and everyone of you for your words, for they can affect and change a persons outlook on life and can make a positive impact in a persons life. I’ll leave you with some words that made me write this post and think about how I handle fear.

Over the last few weeks I have had to come face to face with fear. What is fear? We all have fear, but we all choose to face it in different ways. For me, for the longest time I would put anything I feared on the back burner and would hope it would just go away, but that wouldn’t solve anything, it would only burn and grow bigger and stronger. I’ve realized that it’s okay to have fear- but rather than avoiding it- taking it head on and confronting that which you fear. Detachment. Nothing is permanent, we live with temporary situations with temporary attachments, it’s when you separate yourself from the thought of attachment that abundance flows and the permanence you seek comes to you. Energy goes where energy flows. Time to conquer the fears and triumph over them.

– Tiffini –


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A Walk on the Beach

A Walk on the Punta Cana Beach

I was recently fortunate enough to travel to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. White sand and blue water; it was beautiful. Every morning I would wake up and travel down the beach. I would try and focus on photography but would quickly get distracted by the endless scenery. My girlfriend and I would sit and watch the tide come in, drop off a shell or two and then quickly disappear. Even though I brought my camera, it seemed hard to take as many photographs as I wanted to. Traveling has always been a love of mine and I hope there’s many more adventures to come. I never thought a walk would be as majestic as this, but it was. Simply put, this was just a walk on the beach. Continue reading

The Little Things in Life

Crown Fountain Chicago

After a long summer day of walking around in Chicago, all I wanted was someone to pick me up, carry me home, or at least pour a bucket of water over my head. The sun was beating down and I was just feeling drained. I sat down at the first chance I got and then I saw this little boy running full speed to the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park. He had no care in the world; as the water hit his head, it made me think. It’s not the problems you face, nor the arguments that occur, or the grudges or mistakes you hold onto. It’s the moments that makes you happy. It’s the little things in life that makes you feel alive. It’s the little things in life like these.

On the Road

On the Road

On the Road

This picture was taken at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Illinois. Being on the road with no clear direction to go. Knowing that I have to face a fork in the road, but I stopped and choose not to acknowledge it. I wasn’t looking forward or backwards but chose to focus on where I was at at that moment.

Being on the road with no clear direction to go. Knowing that you have to face a fork in the road, but choose not to acknowledge it. Don’t look forward, and don’t look back. Live life now, live in the moment. Live On The Road

Behind the Mask

Sometimes I just can’t seem to trust the eyes that I see. I’ve always felt like there are so many people hiding behind a disguise that they’ve built up. Whether based solely on their insecurities, or because of fear they are trying to suppress. There have been many times in which I have felt the same way and I’m sure many more to come. This shoot has been one of my first that has not been rooted in spontaneity, but a more conceived and thought out one. I’ve rarely done portraits of any kind, but not because I don’t like them, I have just never really been offered the opportunity to do them. I’ve always appreciated the creativity that comes with a portrait and I have recently started to think more creatively about different ideas that I want to shoot. I’m excited to experiment more with photography; to take off this mask that’s constraining me because quite frankly, no one will ever know who’s behind your mask.