Over the past six months I’ve been asked about where I’ve been hiding at or why I don’t go out to most events anymore. Those who’ve known me during all my nightlife years have known me as a mainstay for a long time.
The sad truth is twofold: There are not as many events or places that interest me as there once was here in Dallas and my life has taken a different direction.
At one point and time, I dreamed about being the next big photog from the city of Dallas. I busted my hump and did a lot of pro bono stuff alongside of listening and learning the craft from some of my peers. My time was more free and the hunger for recognition high.
After getting into local print and making a small name for myself, I saw the business side of things and the way it chews people up and spits them out. I kept to myself for the longest time and still used the art as my own method of therapy for the stresses in my life.
The sources of stress have changed, however (along with my desires). I’ve been known on both ends of the lens, but am looking to focus more on my own work again. There’s a bit of refinement needed and a willingness to leave not only this city, but the state to capture newer ideas/places no one may ever have seen.
My day job in IT has netted me more than I think I ever have as a photographer and has presented a new opportunity that I’d be silly to pass up. Along with that opportunity, I’ve been granted time to visit America.
I’ll be taking time off from Central Track during the summer (possibly covering SOME events) and setting my eyes to the horizon as a man, a plan, and a camera explore a new world outside of “Planet Texas.”
I’m also truly putting my photoblog on hiatus as well. The past two weeks caught me totally unprepared and let’s be honest, an IG pic is not the highest quality share out there.
As my professional content grows I may start it up again, but if I can’t give you my best efforts then I just won’t do it. It’s being fair to both you AND myself.
(I you’re following me on Instagram then you’ll get your helping regardless, lol).
For now, I celebrate my return to what I was far and long ago. The road is unsure, but the path is clear.
Play the anthem, Mr. Klugh.