What was your experience like with TBW?
I was honored when Katelan asked me to be a part of the project.
I had all these interesting ideas that I did not get to realize in the end due to technical difficulties i.e. a broken laptop charger, a broken bulb in my private campus bathroom and a bent camera lens! Not joking…the planets people, the bloody planets…
What was the inspiration for your images?
Well…the actual images I sent in were ones I had taken prior to the project for personal use (so no real inspiration there). They were stored online and I sent them in as a last resort (sulk). In order to make the most of what I had to use I chose images that were taken during a very significant time in my life. A time that marked my second awakening. Many adventures, many inward transformations, many private gifts from myself to myself. These images capture the essence of this time-and I am grateful to have them in print to complement my journal entries, lessons learned and cherished experiences.Perhaps the Taurus will do a follow up 5-10 years from now with the same women and give me yet another reason to express myself 😉
What did you learn about yourself from the experience?
I did not learn anything new. I did savor a few things that were familiar to me. My self acceptance. I looked over each image up for consideration with love and gratitude. Feelings that are sourced from my lack of regret in life which in turn comes from my spirit being deeply aware and wholesomely present in every experience I undergo in this particular journey of life.
Do you feel you are in the same state of mind as when you started?
Haha-of course not! I exist to spiritually evolve.
At the time of the project I was a few inches away from emerging from prison aka college: one of the biggest conspiracies in society today and a very “interesting” time in my life….not in the way most would assume. Now I am in transition. There is nothing that can substitute the high that I get from living a life in all its realism. I am deeply excited for the next few years to come-I mentioned the planets earlier? Well they are shifting! New continent, new personalities, new projects, new meaning-I look forward to suffering, being judged, being ostracized, being hungry, being lonely, being disappointed, to overcoming, being embraced, being fulfilled, being happy, being independent, being whole, being real: and most of all being ME. I shall live it all as it comes-with an inner peaces that stems from all; love.
What advice would you give to those wanting to take their own portraits?
Be your rules. Any and every thing goes when you are being true to your spirit.
Oh-and don’t break your tech toys 🙂
Location: North of Boston, NYC, DC-you live everywhere when you are an immigrant.
Sun Sign: I am an 8th house personality with a lot of Venusian influences 😉
Virtue: My Spirit
Vice: My Spirit
Vice: All I have to do is look in the mirror-not at myself, but into myself.
What Inspires You: My gratitude towards that “x” that breathes life into this world. Some call “x” God-I say “love”
Playlist (and it is an mp3player thank you very much!) 1. Sweet Sacrifice-Evanescence 2. Konko Below-Lagbaja 3. Too Lost in You-SugaBabes 4. Reuqiem for a Dream Theme Song 5. Matenca-Dizzy Gillespie 6. She Can’t Love You-Danity Kane 7. Secret Garden-Quincy Jones 8. Pink Panther theme song 9. Yanni-Nostalgia 10. Like Me-Girlicious.