“Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest m**********r in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore myself to revenge. If I got a fatal disease, had one year to live, and devoted it to wiping out street crime. If I just dropped out and devoted my life to being bad.”
Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash

#1 Read this book.

#2 Accept that this is basically how you and everyone else feels and apply that to how you understand the human race.


standing back

Last weekend I broke out my 55-200mm lens and went with a few friends to the local Catholic graveyard.

It was challenging and different to use a new lens and capture subjects in a different way. It’s hard for me to stand away from my subjects, and I’m really happy with how these turned out.