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just can’t do it anymore.

If we’re living a real life, we’ve gained the understanding that getting more doesn’t always lead to feeling happier. In an Instagram life, we’re instead focused on making it look like we have a better life than everyone else. But even as we take our own pictures and apply filters to our world, we’re flipping through other people’s photo streams and feeling envious about what we see. We ask, “Why isn’t that our life?” It’s a hard cycle to break because, as my friend pointed out, someone will always come along at some point and be better than you.

i have also finished one of my many G.G. Marquez books from my bookshelf from the Newberry Library Fair and drank lots of lemonade this summer.

my computer has been broken for some time, hello internet! i’ve been extremely busy with new life adjustments this past summer, one new job that i left for an amazing internship at the Museum of Contemporary Art and started a better new job at a language school that also has transcription/translation services, que chido eh? the best part, i get a nice sun bath on each of my desks, could NOT be happier. now time to find an apartment.

Death to the Instagrammers!! You’re ruining the art for everyone, including yourselves!

Some of the gals in the library at the Museum today were talking about this article, which I highly agree with. Interesting new science studies being done on the impact of memory lost from actually taking photographs, as well as the visitor being the center of the art piece, not the art itself. Which I hope some contemporary artist will soon poke fun at,  in a way that would humiliate the visitors… say, the piece on display becomes more about the viewers, which results a view for the rest of the museum spectators. Dang, got to make some art now!

Oklahoma Wedding. Tevin and Jon.

Oklahoma Wedding. Tevin and Jon.

Red Birds Native American art on Grandma Billie’s wall in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 2014.

Red Birds Native American art on Grandma Billie’s wall in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 2014.

Giving the Budweiser Clydesdale Baxter all my love in Oklahoma! 

Giving the Budweiser Clydesdale Baxter all my love in Oklahoma! 

Jerimy, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

Jerimy, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

I figured the 4th of July would be a great night to test out this high ISO range on the 5DMIII. Shot these in JPEG at ISO 25600 w/ kit lens f4 24-105mm. The quality is still mind blowing at what should be it’s worst image quality.

I met some new folks seen above and have a small video I’m putting together.

Draggin’ the shutter with my new 5DIII on the fourth of July. =)

just testing out my new 5d Mark III. =)