Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it - that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing - an actor, a writer - I am a person who does things - I write, I act - and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.
photographer: Elton Andersonlocation: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Michael David Friberg: Some potentially harmful advice from a photographer who doesn't really know what he is talking about -
Ok, i’ve been getting variations of the same email lately that go something like this: “how did you start getting work?”. I do like getting these emails so keep on sending them. I’m more than happy to spew nonsense at you, just keep in mind i’m not exactly a seasoned pro here. I’ve been shooting…
Say CHEESEphotographer: Elton Andersonlocation: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
“The foremost quality of ego is self preservation. It always tries to impose it’s definition of yourself onto others around you and into your own future. That’s where the problem comes and conflict comes. You define yourself as somebody now, and you want to preserve this definition of yourself into the future until you get a better definition. You are afraid that if you lose this definition of yourself, you will fall. You will become lesser. This fear is the hallmark of the ego. So, when you actually get to the future, your ‘new’ ego tries to define itself anew and comes into conflict with your older definition of yourself that tries to preserve itself. Similarly, when you try to impose your definition to others, the ‘other’ ego resists it and there comes a conflict. So you see, there is a conflict both in terms time and space. Remove this illusion of time and space and there is no more conflict. But pure intelligence doesn’t need any preservation, because it knows itself to be the only existence.”
What is Ego?
handinhandistand-deactivated201 asked: Hey Elton! Congrats on Radar... eve though it wasn't directly linked to you. That's how I found you anyway! Your photos are fab :) I was wondering, who was the one who actually asked you to do the Disney project? Was it Disney themselves?
Thanks for the kind words! Yes… One of their art directors had been following my work for a while and thought this project would be a perfect fit.