I met Elissa on April 19th, 2018 at the Main Street Arts Festival in Fort Worth, Texas. She sat in a wheel chair near a music stage and was wearing a cannula to receive oxygen to assist her with breathing. I approached her to ask if I could photograph her. She agreed, then asked if I would like the cannula removed. I replied that I saw her in a wheel chair and with the cannula, and that's how I wanted to capture her.
Please visit her site and express support.
Elissa is young. She suffers from Cystic Fibrosis and awaits a double lung transplant.
From her Facebook page,
"Treatments have come so far!!!
Someday CF will stand for “Cure Found”💜"
Thank you, Elissa, for availing opportunity to share. Kevin
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Long-Term Dreams & Goals Summary
Its time to redesign my life (again). How? Attain seasoned mentor with curriculum. Then surrender of trust and dive in. Who? Jamie. Why? She exhibits insight, introspection, structure, and dedication.
So, here I am 24,531 days into life with an intense drive to succeed as an artist, while working at Walmart in order to provide minimal financial support to survive in an unyielding and unforgiving culture bent on multi-faceted inequality. And I'm at the low end . . . except for potential and drive.
I love, absolutely adore, photography; the capture of human emotion, spirit, expression, along with the ability to portray via a two-dimensional representation; the print.
No more apartment living, struggling to meet ends and worrying (less and less, but still) about an eventual life of destitution; physical, mental, emotional, spiritual – an unwanted end.
“Sooner or Later”, became the culmination of decades of struggle, with uncertainty as a primary outcome. Do what you love and love what you do. Music, composition (music and creative writing), cooking and photography.
Don't think, just do it. Enroll, learn, complete and realize. Create a successful photography business. The hypothesis is: “Bite the bullet” – until business photography is a commitment for life; a means by which to self-actualize. Create flow via planning and executing. Increase flow methodically. Repeat as necessary. Purchase land and build the FIRST home/studio (earthblock construction). Indulge the well-founded personal care model with clientele throughout. Let it grow, nurture, breathe, let it grow.
Travel as means to continue melded photographic, music and writing opportunity, while enabling further opportunity, as-well-as business expense write-off. Work productively, play well, and rest hard.
My website is under construction = tweaking and sun-drying to avail greater nutritional benefits. Changes will continue to reflect prospects and client interests. Images in portfolio will be chosen to provide specific styles and products reflecting prospective client appreciation.
Because I can ONLY accomplish this with feedback, I encourage all viewers to comment and list their photographic preferences and styles. This would include (but not be limited to) that which you would hang on your wall, stick to the ceiling, glue to the floor, use to catch dripping oil in your garage, roof your dog house and/or populate your albums .
Hey, if you don't critique, comment, or analyze my work, how can I give back what you want? Is that anyway for you to run my business?
Thank you for your considerations, comments, analyses and feedback.
Wishing you all well, weller, wellest,