Distractions are all around us. As a working photographer, its easy to be blinded by the never-ending chase of finding clients and building an audience. And rightfully so, these things help pay our rent and put food on the table. But lately I’m finding myself lusting to get out and just make photographs for myself, that I enjoy. Photos that come from the feeling within, that are conjured from both photography and life experiences.
This is the first installment of the Sage Noire series. There’s no direction or specific goal to this body of work, this is pure photography, from my soul. A Sage is a person of infinite wisdom, and seeing as how it’s my middle name, it serves as a reminder to always persist in the quest of knowledge, wisdom, and self discovery.
I recently ventured out to Downtown Los Angeles for one of Hexbrand’s Photolab meetups at the Continental Club. Long story short: I got caught in a rare LA downpour. These are the results. The rain seemed to cleanse my mind and refocused my creative energy. Take risks. Embrace change. Immerse yourself in the unfamiliar. It’s good for you!