Ah, it feels so good to have created successful self-portrait, after 2 long months of failed attempts at doing so. I also find it funny that this is pretty much the exact opposite of the last photo I uploaded.


That being said, this photo is part of a new series I'm starting, based on motion and energy in photographs. It started with this photo of my friend Brendon.


As you can see, I've shaved my head. I've also started working at Chipotle (I have my first shift ever in about 2 hours, haha), and I've decided to take a some time off from school to work, travel, and make art. My goal is to increase my clientele over the course of the next year, and I have plans to move ~somewhere by next fall. I'm thinking Oregon, if only for six months, for a change of scenery and fresh perspective.


I've been working hard for the past few weeks to better myself as a person and artist, starting small by getting a job, eating healthier, and working out. I'm hoping that these small steps will help me along the path to become the best person and artist I can be.


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  • Kyle Thompson 3y

    This is really cool. The motion is really awesome, it's an effect I don't see much and I think its an awesome idea for a series. Can't wait to see what more you have for it. I basically did the same thing with quitting school to pursue photography/travel and it feels great! I'm sure at the point you're at, first and second year classes aren't going to teach you much more than you already know about photography anyways, maybe spend the time you would be in class practicing and it would probably be even more effective. At least thats what its like for me.
  • Grant Walter 3y

    Go to Oregon for sure! This is a great shot!
  • Justien's Photography 3y

    You still have the look of determination.I like your new series...looking forward to seeing more.
  • Ed Schramm 3y

    That's inspiring, small changes will take place in both your mind and body. Take notice, they will be lovely.

    Wish you all the very best and may all your plans be succeeded.
  • Keith Allso ( @dolphiniow ) 3y

    Wow awsome life changing stuff, whatever happens we are here for you to share your experiances good or bad.

    the hair gone looks good. some people look bad with shaved heads but you look good with and without hair. personly i had no choice with my treatments, but i am used to it now, i just wear a basball hat. lol
  • Cierra Benavidez 3y

    love this photo, and your hair (of course).
    i'm so so happy that everything is working out for you!!! :)
  • Joel Robison 3y

    this scares me in all the right ways
  • Kiara Rose 3y

    So creepy, yet so good. It's awesome seeing different stuff from you.
  • Håvard Hole 3y

    You've set yourself a really good, and hard, goal with your life. And I love that. Being the best what you can be is always something to reach for. I bet you'll manage it great, althought you'll maybe hit some dumps on the way. I'll be cheering for you :)

    Also this is really nice, I like the energy you've manage to create here. It looks wonderful, and I can't wait to see more of this series!
  • Jana Stormanns 3y

    it's kinda brave to go that short but hey it looks good on you.
    I just love how well the photography is lit. You a master of light :D you are!
  • ThePhotographyAdorer 3y

    Kiara Rose so true!
    your nailing the movement!!
  • Mathijs Delva 3y

    The movement is really awesome here, great idea. Love the blues too!
  • Sarah Allegra 3y

    This is so expressive and emotive! I love it, David :) And good for you for taking steps to reach your goals. It can be hard just to identify what those goals are, let alone working toward them :)
  • Rubén Chase 3y

    This is so creepy, in contrast with your other dreamy photos. Great work!
  • Izzy 3y

    haha dude, this is crazy! really sick though, love the motion :)
  • Kacie Robertson 3y

    the emotion in this is crazy!
    I feel like i would connect more if you were making crazy eye contact.
    but i still love it! especially the light streak in the background.
  • Brad Smith 3y

    Great shot , well done
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  • Ahmad yunan 3y

    what you're doing
  • Paul Rival 2y

    So cooooool It deserve to be into Nway World.
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