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College

Still alive, however just busy with University Life and haven’t worked on much as I honestly should have. So here’s a picture from last Saturday.

 

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An August Day in Trenton

Wednesday on a whim I decided that I’d go outside and capture our small Capitol city. Trenton is historic, third oldest capitol in the States and established in 1792. The site of a major battle in the American Revolution, a key hub city in the 50s, and an industrial manufacturing giant at one point in time.

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Now it’s changed with the times. More urbanized, more poverty, more bureaucracy, and more forgotten.

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Downtown Trenton on a sunny day

But not to me. There’s always something to find or see, you just have to look. It’s not a bad place, it just got caught up in the motions & the politics and began to stagnate. It happens to the best of places, however all that needs to happen is a cultural renaissance. Kind of way I created my page which I’m going to link to. My page post

It’s a small page, just me. The smart thing would be to keep it separate but my username kind of gives things away. I don’t really know where I’m going with it or how I’m going to do it, I have these ideas but the real reality is that I’m just a 25 former drop out turned college student without a dollar in his pocket trying to create change without even knowing where I’m going myself. It’s a work in progress, kind of like Trenton, but I’ll continue doing spotlights of during things and see where it takes me.

Graffiti Mural Portrait
Mural on South Broad & Front Street

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Reminder: Life happens in a flash

This happened about around fifty yards away from our window. One second it’s just a normal street, the next second a car runs over a street sign and crashes into a telephone pole, later a passerby on a bike was almost hit by one of the falling wires that got stuck on a passing city bus. The limited knowledge I have is that it had something to do with the driver in front suddenly stopping that caused the accident but regardless of that it serves a reminder to always pay attention – no matter what you’re doing. Nobody here was severely injured but all it takes is one moment. That’s it. Crossing the street without looking, not paying attention to the rode, not checking a weapon before cleaning it, adding too much oil while cooking, so on and so on.

One second is all it takes to go from normalcy to disaster. Always be aware of what you’re doing and what’s going on because things happen when we least expect it to. That’s all I have to say. Love ~ Jamil.

Responsibility

No picture in this post because I’m being a little bit lazy but I just wanted to talk about responsibility it takes to stay consistent.

Man, it is hard. I’ve always wondered why people who are in teh media spotlight for whatever their craft is suddenly just disappear, or don’t post as much, don’t market their music, or fall off from creating internet videos, etc. And now I kind of understand it – it takes effort to actually continue to engage. It’s like starting a new hobby, the whole concept of it taking about 21 days for something to become a routine. Well with this it’s completely easy to kill the routine before it starts. I don’t feel like opening up lightroom or taking photos, or editing those photos. Everything sucks and is dreary, life is hard down here and I just don’t feel like doing it.

Procrastinating  though, procrastinating is so much easier to do. I can watch videos on Youtube all day and get nothing day. Sit around, also eat food. Yum, yum, yum, consuming things is so comfortable, so complacent – so easy.

I always have to remind myself when I start letting myself slip off the wagon that being comfortable means living a life where none of my dreams will be fulfilled. It’s okay to take it easy here and there but never let it become a routine. That’s my responsibility to myself.

Weekly Challenge: Photo Challenge

The timing for the Collage Weekly Challenge by DailyPost couldn’t have been any more perfect for this. It’s something that I’ve been putting together for the last couple days, the PSD file is 2.3gigs, my poor PC was ready to fight me. It’s brief idea that I originally had about a year ago while looking over some random snaps I took, which just happened to come to back to mind and into fruition one day when I had my camera on me on the way to school. I can’t really say more as this one is up for the viewer.

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Collage | Five Mile Walk To Class

But with all that out of the way, printing and framing the 24 x 22in version of this should be fun.

Simple Self Portrait Head SHot

It’s already been over two weeks since my last post, time flies I swear. This was my face when I realized the time.

My face-1Not really, I’m going to tell a secret that you usually don’t tell. This photo is a few months old. I don’t really have a story to tell, I’m not even sure if it tells a story but got through cleaning up my work flow, finished some older edits, and here we are now.

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I’m not always the best with words.

Urban Biomes

Dual post time. It’s okay though,  nobody really knows who I am on social media so my sphere of influence doesn’t even exist – yet!

A challenge on the Passage of Time was present on dailypost and even though this photo actually was created for it, it suits the theme. The idea of motion was indeed what I was attempting to capture, along with the rest of the area with the remaining sun light that was left, but also something different. The different ecosystems if you will, that exist. Not everything is broken, nor is everything colorful, there’s a wonderful collage of atmospheres that convey different emotions here in Trenton and this is one of them.

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Till next time.

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