Archive for May, 2010

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. Begin it now.” Goethe

Posted in Ideas on May 12, 2010 by Jerry
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Self-doubt

Posted in Uncategorized on May 7, 2010 by studioburns

“Self-doubt can be an ally. This is because it serves as an indicator of aspiration. It reflects love, love of something we dream of doing, and desire, desire to do it. If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), “Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?” chances are you are.

The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.”

Steven Pressfield from ‘The War of Art’

Firsts

Posted in Misc Projects on May 6, 2010 by studioburns

Today I had the honor of photographing the first African American, Ken Jarvis, hired by UPS and the first woman VP, Christine Owens, of this great company. Hats off to you both.

Crazy curious.

Posted in Uncategorized on May 6, 2010 by studioburns

I am just crazy, curious about people and their stories. Who are you anyway? Where are you from, what did you eat for breakfast, are you educated…formally or otherwise, where do you see yourself ten years from now, are you living out your first, second, third choice?
So, I pull up behind a car at a light on my morning intown commute today. A shiny silver Kia suv sort of thing, obviously new with a temporary tag, Cobb Co. First thing I think is ‘What are you doing in my itp hood so early?’ Then I see the arm extend and rest from the driver’s side window complete with black glove and poised cigarette. It’s gonna be in the 90’s today. What kind of goofball hipster is this? Gotta get a closer look. Female, 30’s, obviously new hipster hat. Then she turns right, I go straight. Was the glove part of a look? Does she just wear it for her morning smoke/commute and removes it so her hand doesn’t smell like an ashtray all day? I’m thinking, give up smoking, throw the glove in the trash, take the hundred bucks a month you save and put it toward your new car payment. Then find some new way to attract useless attention to yourself. But she didn’t get a chance to ask my advice.