There was a time I was looking through my lens at you, but now its on my computer monitor. You sit at home and stare at yourself with your mirrors and wonder if anyone cares and if they do how long will they care about you. I try to replicate what I got in you, getting the feeling for fleeting moments but never quite successful. You try to replicate enjoyment in your life but are always constantly bored and restarting over and never finding what you want. I know what I want forever. You know what you want for this moment.
Life changes, we do not.
You might notice a homeless guy in many of my galleries including this one; thats Fernando of adoptahomeleesmotherfucker.com and his facebook fan page. He roams the Arts District and Little Tokyo almost daily with his unique signs and had a art show the other month and is rumored to have another in August.
The farthest you can ever see is looking into the night sky or closing your eyes and imagining all you have ever wished for. I weave these elements in my photography; it's no coincidence they both happen at the same time sleeping and dreaming under the night sky.
Miraculous events in your life are literally seconds away at any time; the same for people that create. I prepare but events happen that I could never foresee. Practice is all about being prepared to capture the event as unique as you can as it happens.
The best advice I could give someone is to be half in the moment, half loving the moment, while capturing the moment.
Time misrepresents itself. It speeds up during good times but slows down during the dull times in life. This` teaches us to appreciate and coddle the good times, but our relentless pursuit for another good time can cause premature boredom in the meantime because we are actively comparing the current moment with the false nostalgia of the past. Our lustful need for nostalgia is one of the main components of social media such as facebook and very visually (think photo filter for ageing a image) for instagram.
I write to understand myself, to vent my feelings all the kind of things that are hard to express in photography. I know these photo updates have nothing to do with the galleries; sure on a surface level thats true but its all just my life and thoughts during this moment and thats all this will ever be; I would rather create and be real forever then sell out and create contrived editorial work. I may not talk about these galleries or individual photos when I release them here but I am always open for discussion of any of my work. I find it disappointing when photographers or artist have nothing to say about what they create or what inspires them. Image is not everything.
Everything I do best I do late at night; I feel like I am the bright night.
Saturday is my fun day; thats the day I create my best photos and meet with the most awesome people. When I was in Jr. High and High School I used to make movies with friends on Saturdays. All my buddies would come over and we would make movies on the fly; with little or no planning, I do the same thing now with my photo shoots; some things don't change as much as you think they do :)
I go places, meet people and hang out, during these interactions people ask me why I take so many photographs. I love to create continuously, I aim to provoke feelings through my photos; humorous sexy or romantic or such. When I dwindle it down to my core need is that they serve as memory; photography is an extension of my brain, its just a way for me to remember life. I know that has become the sole purpose for the general family photographers; and that is also beautiful because the mundane photos they create in hindsight define a era or photography, the professionals rarely do that. My approach is that I don't believe it happened unless I took a photo of it. I have memory photographic.
I don't take your picture; I take you places. The moments are real and the energy is created by the synergy which produces and magic in my pictures. People who come to me thinking its going to be some photo shoot are always wrong; its a life shoot and the closer we get the better the photos are.
I had a butterfly, but I had to put her in the killing jar; the beauty is preserved forever.
Thank you all for a great 2012; I had a few gallery showings to end the year and my last one "Photogasm" is displayed in this gallery. Next year a book and many more gallery showings should happen, stay tuned to my facebook or Instagram "dearingfilm" for show information. I also plan to do more traveling and will be in Tokyo in the spring and maybe the great white north in the summer.
A reminder that if I see you on the streets of any city; say cheese!
Note this gallery is very large; the largest ever presented here at dearingfilm so give it a moment to download. thank you!
The 11th month of the year for me is perfect, the impending year increment the cooling of the temperature and my month of birth :)
Images around my life during this season and my "Flopsided" show in Iowa and side show.
Shout out to all my friends that I take pictures of, you make me look bad; in a good way. I try to do the same for you.
My buddy Eric Calderon dressed up as Tetsuo from the anime Akira and we had a fun time creating around Little Tokyo.
Halloween has always been a great holiday; this year it practically happened over the last weekend.. here are some of my escapade photos.