July 3rd 2014

I'm Not Photogenic!

by John A. Carlos II

Last night, I was challenged to take a good photo from a person that said, "I’m not photogenic” this is the phase I’ve heard countless times. It’s something I’ve always enjoyed proving wrong! Everyone and I mean everyone is photogenic, now get me straight your not going to look like someone else. My goal is to make you look like you on your best day. What I have found is that most people that say that “I’m not photogenic” don’t like themselves. At this point it’s my responsibility to brake through this self doubt. There is nothing I can do if you don’t like yourself… It takes the right person to bring it out… I’m half photographer and half therapist at times.

So It’s been a slow month for me on the take photos front… But that’s ok it’s been a great month for me… I needed a brake… Sometimes we all just need a brake, my brake was not to focus on my business 24/7 so I took sometime for myself, and watched some football (soccer).

I have a fear that one day I’ll get burred out, not want to do any art or anything else for that matter. I’m a mostly afraid of failure, but I’m not very sure what failure is… or what consists of, what is failure? Why am I so fearful? Like the person who said I’m not photogenic, is this a self-fulfilling prophecy? For if you come at anything with a negative attitude do you give credence to that notion or thought? By coming at it with failure already in mind, has it already been obtained?Sure sometimes we fail even with a positive attitude but more often than not if you push through those moments of self-doubt we want merge on the other side victorious. Like Dory said "just keep swimming!"


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