Clearing the Mind

Every time I sit down to write, I have to come up with some sort of a title for what I'm writing about... That can be hard sometimes. Anyway, with this being the slow season for me, things haven't really slowed down much. I am a lot busier than I expected to be and I hope things stay that way for a while. It took us just about two years to land the jobs we are landing now and I am happy to say that I am starting to enjoy the work I do more and more when I can work with people who are passionate about what they do.

Tomorrow, I am going to continue a project I started last week, only this time I actually get to spend as much time as I need filming and pretty much have the entire day to shoot. This means we get to go crazy getting every shot perfect, we get to nail all the interiors, exteriors, details, drone shots and hopefully even the twilight and day to night time-lapse we plan on doing. This project is a first of its kind for us and something I am hoping will set the bar pretty high for future work we want to be doing.

Looking back on last week, I had my first helicopter flight over NYC. This was honestly one of the most incredible experiences of my life and I am so happy that I was able to get up there and do it. If you can believe this though, I actually came home a little bit angry because I didn't get the photos I had thought I was going to be able to achieve in my mind. This kills me because why the hell was I angry?? Who gives a shit if I come back with a photo to post or not? I feel like my whole experience was ruined because the entire time I was up there I was trying to take a photo that would be worth gold rather than taking the time to appreciate what I was actually up there doing. What I was up there seeing...

It was after I got home from this ride that I realized I need to just relax a bit and learn to enjoy life a little bit more. I am always caught up in my work and the quality of what I put out that the littlest things can bother me. I have become so picky when it comes to photography that I almost don't like anything I shoot anymore. I don't think any of this is a bad thing, but I do think that mentally it affects me and the work I put out. I really love what I do, but not when I force myself to do it. Maybe slowing down and taking a small break to clear my head will be helpful and something I am heavily considering to benefit myself.

With so much going on and the sun going down at 4pm, I can see why I'm going crazy. I will definitely need to make the most out of whats to come and just find things I can do that make me happy. There is a reason why I do what I do and I may not even see that clearly yet myself, but one day I am sure it will all pay off. Here are some photos from the helicopter: