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It's a way of seeing Life.
Living in the Now.
Being in touch with the world around you and seeing beauty.
From the French interpretation meaning "consistent with beauty". We strive to make every photograph real and refined.
You won't find an overdone, play-dough-faced portrait. You won't find reproduced images, or anything close to an imitation.
You will find original, beautiful, and modern photographs.

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A Recent Photo Project Compilation

80 Days | A Daily Photograph Short Film

For a school photo project, we took a photograph a day including the same subject (person). We then compiled all of those shots into a short film in which it showcases all of the shots over the semester. Included are black and white digital shots as well as a few color photographs.

I’ve had a recent infatuation with black and white photography, especially with a little bit of grain in them. 

It is a bit personal and self-expressive yet in a way that’s what makes it so intriguing and influential. I wanted to really become transparent and express deep-down feelings, emotions, ideas, and passions. 

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
-Theodore Roosevelt

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

-Theodore Roosevelt

"Today I begin a new life. 
Today I shed my old skin, which hath, too long, suffered the bruises of failure and the wounds of mediocrity. 
Today I am born anew and my birthplace is a vineyard where there is fruit for all. 
Today I will pluck grapes of wisdom from the tallest and fullest vines in the vineyard, for these were planted by the wisest of my profession who have come before me, generation upon generation. 
Today I will savor the taste of grapes from these vines and verily I will swallow the seed of success buried in each and new life will sprout within me. 
The career I have chosen is laden with opportunity yet it is fraught with heartbreak and despair and the bodies of those who have failed, were they piled one atop another, would cast its shadow down upon all the pyramids of the earth. 
Yet I will not fail, as the others, for in my hands I now hold the charts, which will guide me through perilous waters to shores, which only yesterday seemed but a dream. 
Failure will no longer by my payment for my struggle. Just as nature made no provision for my body to tolerate pain neither has it made any provision for my life to suffer failure. Failure, like pain, is alien to my life. In the past I accepted it as I accepted pain. Now I reject it and I am prepared for wisdom and principles which will guide me out of the shadows into the sunlight of wealth, position, and happiness far beyond my most extravagant dreams until even the golden apples in the Garden of Hesperides will seem no more than my just reward.”
- Greatest Salesman in the World

"Today I begin a new life. 

Today I shed my old skin, which hath, too long, suffered the bruises of failure and the wounds of mediocrity. 

Today I am born anew and my birthplace is a vineyard where there is fruit for all. 

Today I will pluck grapes of wisdom from the tallest and fullest vines in the vineyard, for these were planted by the wisest of my profession who have come before me, generation upon generation. 

Today I will savor the taste of grapes from these vines and verily I will swallow the seed of success buried in each and new life will sprout within me. 

The career I have chosen is laden with opportunity yet it is fraught with heartbreak and despair and the bodies of those who have failed, were they piled one atop another, would cast its shadow down upon all the pyramids of the earth. 

Yet I will not fail, as the others, for in my hands I now hold the charts, which will guide me through perilous waters to shores, which only yesterday seemed but a dream. 

Failure will no longer by my payment for my struggle. Just as nature made no provision for my body to tolerate pain neither has it made any provision for my life to suffer failure. Failure, like pain, is alien to my life. In the past I accepted it as I accepted pain. Now I reject it and I am prepared for wisdom and principles which will guide me out of the shadows into the sunlight of wealth, position, and happiness far beyond my most extravagant dreams until even the golden apples in the Garden of Hesperides will seem no more than my just reward.”

- Greatest Salesman in the World

“I stand here on the summit of the mountain. I lift my head and I spread my arms. This, my body and spirit, this is the end of the quest. I wished to know the meaning of all things. I am the meaning. I wished to find a warrant for being. I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction. Neither am I the means to any end others may wish to accomplish. I am not a tool for their use. I am not a servant of their needs. I am not a sacrifice on their alters.” ― Ayn Rand, Anthem

“I stand here on the summit of the mountain. I lift my head and I spread my arms. This, my body and spirit, this is the end of the quest. I wished to know the meaning of all things. I am the meaning. I wished to find a warrant for being. I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction. Neither am I the means to any end others may wish to accomplish. I am not a tool for their use. I am not a servant of their needs. I am not a sacrifice on their alters.” 
― Ayn Rand, Anthem

I  M  O  G  E  N
"I gotta notion to say what doesn’t feel rightGot an answer in your story todayIt gave me a sign that didn’t feel right, no
So don’t knock it, don’t knock itYou’ve been here beforeSo don’t knock it, don’t knock itYou’ve been here before
I just wanted to know if I could go homeBeen rambling day after dayAnd everyone says I don’t know
So don’t knock it, don’t knock itYou’ve been here beforeSo don’t knock it, don’t knock itYou’ve been here before”
Notion - Kings of Leon

I  M  O  G  E  N

"I gotta notion to say what doesn’t feel right
Got an answer in your story today
It gave me a sign that didn’t feel right, no

So don’t knock it, don’t knock it
You’ve been here before
So don’t knock it, don’t knock it
You’ve been here before

I just wanted to know if I could go home
Been rambling day after day
And everyone says I don’t know

So don’t knock it, don’t knock it
You’ve been here before
So don’t knock it, don’t knock it
You’ve been here before”

Notion - Kings of Leon