I consider myself an honest person. I strive to be this within myself and in doing so, I am able to be honest and forthcoming with the people around me. It's not neccessarily the easiest thing to do sometimes because not all people can handle the truth. But I am the type of person that would rather know the truth from the get go, than find out later that there was a lie; Lies seem to have a way of regenerating themselves, and creating new ones.
I give what I expect; I am honest and trustworthy in the hopes that the people that I come across in my life are the same. That does not mean that I am naive. I have been walked over many times in the past, and while I still bend over backwards for people, I refuse to be used or taken advantage of.
I make every effort to treat every person that I come into contact with the same amount of respect as the next; from the Valets that park my car to the managers of the clubs that I do business with, to the high rollers and celebrities that I often come into contact with. Everyone had to start somewhere; you never know where they are going to end up.
I am an independent, individual with goals that are a vital part of my every day life. Making progress towards these goals is what drives me every day and each little success that I acheive causes me to work that much harder to acheive that much more. Realization that I can do anything I put my mind to has caused me to do and create things that many would have said was not possible. In short, my potential is endless because I THINK it is, held back only by the limitations of time.
I have a desire to learn. I have taught myself almost everything I have ever had the want to know by reading books, asking questions, or researching on the internet. I want to learn culture, technology, music, art, psychology, science, history, spirituality and more. My mind is a sponge that I long to oversaturate with knowledge and experience.
I strive to be the best person that I can be on a physical, mental, and emotional level. Self reflection is key in this aspect of my persona. The better I know myself and my ways, the easier it is to fine tune "me" into the person that I want to be. I try to think out my reactions to different events in my life logically to avoid responding negatively or emotionally. I am not always successful at this, but I find that with each passing day, I become more adept at doing so. I set high expectations of myself and follow through on the things that I say I am going to do. In that same respect you won't find me promising something that I can't deliver.
I came to the conclusion that perception is everything. If I am doing things a certain way and that way doesn't work for me, instead of giving up, I change my perception of things. I find that looking at a puzzle from a different angle often allows me to solve it faster and sometimes more efficiently.
In that same respect, I have also come to terms with the fact that I can't change how people are, I can only change my reactions to them. In learning this, I stopped finding bruises on my head due to banging it against a wall on a daily basis. My stress level has dropped ten fold and I am able to get more productivity out of the people that are working for me.
This is the person that I am. An Independent, grounded, self centered, goal oriented, unique, self teacher with a desire to succeed. Why do I tell you all of this? So you can know the person that I am and the person that I am striving to be, and know that my words are followed through with actions to match.
And while I can be extremely spontaneous, don't think that every move in this game of chess that we call life isn't completely thought through.
The following slideshows are examples of some of my work. HERE IS A LINK TO MY PERSONAL WEBSITE (my entire portfolio as well as daily updated photos of my doings!):
Behind the scenes of my most recent photoshoot.