Monthly Archives: April 2018

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Today I return to speak at my old high school Montini Catholic. I have been asked to talk speak to students about a career as a photographer. Although I really don’t embrace that title or the job of being a photographer, I am honored to have been asked.
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I believe the title of photographer is antiquated and a camera is just a tool. A camera is no different then a hammer and nails. The tool is irrelevant. A guitar is silent until it is held in the hands of someone who knows how to draw the music out from the strings and frets. It’s what the creator does with the tool that matters, not the tool itself.
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I see myself as story teller. I tell stories to try and understand the world and hopefully myself better. I use photography, video, art, music, typography and words as my strings and cords to create.
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When I located my freshman yearbook and found my senior class ring, I began asking myself what would I want to tell “young Kevin” about life? If I could travel back in time and give “young Kevin” one crucial piece of advice to help him on his journey of life what would that advice be?
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Then I began to wonder, if “young Kevin” would have listened? Would he understand? Would he have cared? Would have anything in my life turned out differently?
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If you have made it to the end of this long post, I would like to ask each of you to write a comment of advice you would have liked to shared with your “young self.” Think of it as going back in time and writing something in your own personal yearbook. A fortune cookie that is 100% honest. A commencement addresses delivered to a captive audience. Profound scripture scribed on a bathroom stall. Or in today’s vernacular, a post that is more than just click bait.
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I look forward to reading your advice to your “young self” and will share a few with the students today. I can only hope and pray that they will listen to the music you will help me create today.
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And yes, that is me with a marvelous head of hair. .
#WhatIWouldTellMyYoungerSelf

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This is why some are afraid of the dark. @wattsoflove

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Would you be willing to spend $5.99 to help someone step into their life’s calling? This is my friend Patrick Mayberry. Patrick is the most talented musician, and songwriter I have ever heard.
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Throughout my life, I have had the good fortune to know and photograph a few people before they became famous for their talents and were discovered by the world. Some how I just knew they had that unexplainable “it” quality. How do you describe that “it” quality? You can’t! You can only experience “it” and hear “it” in your soul.
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Because he is so humbled, his heart is to sever others (he is the worship leader at Soul City Church) and how he doesn’t like to put any focus on himself, Patrick will most likely feel very uncomfortable with the words I just wrote. I don’t care. I am a big believer in him and his talents.
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Today, Patrick is releasing a new album called JOY and I am asking each person reading this to feel and hear what “it” sounds like. Plus, if you do buy his music, you can someday say… “I was listening to him BEFORE he made it big!”
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I promise you buying, it will allow you to hear a touch of the future and help someone step into their destiny.
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Click iTunes link in my bio

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Reflection provides direction.

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One man’s trash is another man’s art.

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As you encounter people today, remember to be kind and try to extend grace. No matter who they may be, everyone is dealing with something.