I never really imagined I would end up with this photo:
Only being 19 years old and I'm meeting one of my favourite artists face to face. capturing the moment with a once in a life time photo that not a single person in the entire world has except me. Taking festival photos is probably my favourite part of the year, especially ones that are of people I love. I would never be able to do what I love without the friends I have met and the people whom I've met that have opened new doors for me.
Making connections has probably become the most important thing for me to do in my life. I have learned that it's more about who you know, than what you know. And that is how it will always be for the rest of our lives, I can't stress that enough. If you want to succeed in whatever it is you are doing, you can't be shy and you can't be lazy. If you are constantly keeping yourself locked away you are literally going no where. I know it's sad to think there are millions of people who aren't giving it their fullest, and they are most likely unhappy with their lives. If you aren't giving it your all then why are you even trying?
I told myself when I moved to Vancouver that I would give it my all. I did exactly what I said I was going to do and that showed me it wasn't meant to be, because in the end I was still not as happy as I could be. I remember meeting G Eazy back at Pemberton 2015 and chatting with him about music and festivals and his shoes he was wearing. You'd think a rich white rapper would be cocky and act like a dick to a fan, but no. He was the most genuine and well spoken person I had met in a long time. I was lucky enough to be able to come back and shoot his most recent concert in Vancouver when he was on tour thanks to him being a great guy. When you make a connection through more than just hellos, you want to give them a reason to remember you. If you can have them think back to when they met you and remember what it was you did for them to do that, you rocked it. I've been able to do this with my pictures wherever I go and it's always been something that has helped me connect with the people around me.
I feel like as long as you have this urge to speak up and become apart of every conversation, you will get to where you wanna go in life. Theres a point in your life when you realize you are doing exactly what you should be, and it's honestly impossible to do that without the help from others. That's not putting aside the fact that you are obviously strong enough to get there on your own, but in reality you can't do it all by yourself. I feel like this post is a lot of rambling on about the same idea just worded differently in every sentence. I have a really awesome writeup coming up later this week that I know a lot of you guys will enjoy so stay tuned for that :)