Self Portrait No. 2, by Davy Kesey

Self Portrait No. 2, by Davy Kesey

Anonymous asked: You have a killer personality. The way you care and interact with people is the most sincere. Insanely talented. I love your passion and it makes me want to be more and do so much more.

Ahhhh this is the best compliment ever. I value sincerity and authenticity so so much. And passion too. And I love that I make you want to be more and do more! I think that’s what people should always do for each other. I have so many people in my life who make me want to be a better artist, a better brother, a better friend. I’m really grateful for them. 

Definitely not regretting blatantly asking for compliments just for this message alone because it’s so encouraging.

Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. And by doing it, they’re proven right. Because, I think there’s something inside of you—and inside of all of us—when we see something and we think, “I think I can do it, I think I can do it. But I’m afraid to.” Bridging that gap, doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that—THAT is what life is. And I think you might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s special. And if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself. Now you know. A mystery is solved. So, I think you should just give it a try. Just inch yourself out of that back line. Step into life. Courage. Risks. Yes. Go. Now.

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Amy Poehler (via whatalovelythought)

Yep.

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Rainbow and Turtleback Falls

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happymelvin asked: Stunning work! The portrait of Alex on Lensblr is enormously well done, in all possible ways. Well done! Hope to see more from you!

Hey thanks man! The lighting was really cool in that alley so that helped. I don’t even know how Lensblr found that picture, but it’s cool they did.

Turtleback Falls, located in Pisgah National Forest, NC.

Turtleback Falls, located in Pisgah National Forest, NC.

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A Few Thing's I've Learned As Of Late

alexsattlerphotography:

  • Consistency is valued, Diversity is admired
  • Do more with less (someone else will always have more: money, connections, gear, talent, etc.)
  • When life blesses you with better gear/software/equipment…the quality of the image shouldn’t be the only thing that’s getting better. It doesn’t matter…

Boom.

Self Portrait No. 1, by Davy Kesey

Self Portrait No. 1, by Davy Kesey

Being an artist means forever healing your own wounds and at the same time endlessly exposing them.

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Annette Messager (via saintofsass)

This is what my photograph tonight is about.

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Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah National Forest

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Every great work of art, I would declare pompously, is a celebration, an act of insubordination against the betrayals, horrors, and infidelities of life.

-Reading Lolita in Tehran 

Have you surrendered yourself to the great abyss? Have you come to the end of yourself? Where you just realize how it’s not about you; it’s not about all your talents. ‘Cause all those things form this almost pseudo-reality where you find all your validation in what you do. And if you surrender yourself to it, where those things don’t become as important, then you find your creativity again. You find out the reason why you create.

-The Great Abyss

Hiking in Pisgah National Forest, by Davy Kesey

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Exploring Turtleback and Rainbow Falls. 

Teaser from a new side project. It’s all about pushing yourself to do more. Stay tuned!

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."
- John 1:5

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."

- John 1:5

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