(Take the journey)

Goal: to become the greatest visual storyteller.

June 20, 2014 |  S/O to The Koolest (@WeAreTheKoolest) for putting on a dope night of Hip Hop in Durham with the first night of #TheKoolAndTheGangTour.
The fellas before the show began on Sunday, June 20th at Pinhook.

June 20, 2014 |  S/O to The Koolest (@WeAreTheKoolest) for putting on a dope night of Hip Hop in Durham with the first night of #TheKoolAndTheGangTour.

The fellas before the show began on Sunday, June 20th at Pinhook.

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Man Amongst the People.
Defacto Thezpian (@ImDefactoHoe) rockin’ in the crowd at @WeAreTheKoolest's Kool and the Gang Tour in Durham.
Great bill and great show.

Man Amongst the People.

Defacto Thezpian (@ImDefactoHoe) rockin’ in the crowd at @WeAreTheKoolest's Kool and the Gang Tour in Durham.

Great bill and great show.

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Random Questions with JHall (@JHallRadio).

S/O to @HowardU.

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One of those rare occasions where the best shot is the one you’ve taken after the camera is packed and the lights have been broken down…and then have a thought to take one more impromptu shot.
I’m not joking when I say I want to (sooner than later) have work in Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar. I never plan on shooting to just shoot; the plan is to become the best.
This was a pretty cool first step to me.

One of those rare occasions where the best shot is the one you’ve taken after the camera is packed and the lights have been broken down…and then have a thought to take one more impromptu shot.

I’m not joking when I say I want to (sooner than later) have work in Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar. I never plan on shooting to just shoot; the plan is to become the best.

This was a pretty cool first step to me.

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We Need Your Smile!

Yo, DURM!

Be a part of Inspire MEdia Network's BIGG Challenge while jamming to the sounds of Professor Toon (of Toon & The Real Laww) and Defacto Thezpian at tomorrow night’s Find Your Cool Concert Series.

The BIGG Challenge is giving 10 students in The Triangle an opportunity to dream up creative, bold ways to enrich the lives of others. Our team is charged with, while creative, a simple mission: to collect smiles.

With already so many reasons to smile during tomorrow’s concert, a little birdie has informed us that there will be some “sweet enticements” to help our team reach the goal of collecting 200 smiles by the end of the night.

Come enjoy the show and donate your smile while there…and, oh yeh, bring a friend of two. 

Learn more about Inspire MEdia Network’s BIGG Challenge —>http://inspiremedianetwork.org/student-challenge/

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Perspective

For as the highest of the highs as I am blessed to have, I struggle with the lowest of the lows.

Overthinking is a motherfucker.

I think about a lot and burden my brain with so much at times, thinking about things that…I can’t even describe it, but I just spend so much energy thinking and fretting.

I thank God for clarity though.

As I woke up when I wanted to, showered, and eventually ended up at my midday shoot, I had a moment to think, but this time it was with a positive outcome.

I sat, drank my Iced Americano Coffee at Carrboro’s Open Eye Cafe, let the breeze hit my face, and looked at #TheShooterFormerlyKnownAsTheIntern (aka my nephew).

“You know, life is good”, I said.

I truly wake up and do what the hell I want to do. It is the hardest thing I’ve ever decided to do and it causes one to make sacrifices like you would never imagine, but there’s nothing else I’d rather be doing.

I get to create. I get to connect w/ dope people. I get to travel. I get to make a difference. To some I’m a God-send when things go well, and to others I can go to Hell when it doesn’t. I wouldn’t trade this for anything though.

Note to self: life is, indeed, good.

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#rp from DeFacto Thezpian (@imdefactohoe). Defacto’s vid, “Self-Proclaimed King” - directed by yours truly - is nominated for Carolina Music Awards’ Video of the Year. Go to http://bit.ly/vote4defacto, vote for the video and help us bring home the award. #Schnozy

#rp from DeFacto Thezpian (@imdefactohoe). Defacto’s vid, “Self-Proclaimed King” - directed by yours truly - is nominated for Carolina Music Awards’ Video of the Year. Go to http://bit.ly/vote4defacto, vote for the video and help us bring home the award. #Schnozy

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#rp from @zoepicturesig: “Book trailer for author A.D. Wright’s “I Live: a novel without heroes”, crafted by Zoë Pictures.” cc: @a_wrighter, @ejmotive

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Fortier’s Mrs. Brumfield introduced a youngin’ to the work of Maya Angelou and later discovering her quote, “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.”, shapes my life purpose to this day. Forever indebted. 

Shirt courtesy of @proverbsclothingco. Photo courtesy of #TheIntern (@ejmotive).

Fortier’s Mrs. Brumfield introduced a youngin’ to the work of Maya Angelou and later discovering her quote, “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.”, shapes my life purpose to this day. Forever indebted.

Shirt courtesy of @proverbsclothingco. Photo courtesy of #TheIntern (@ejmotive).

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Art. #TheCarrack #DURM

Art. #TheCarrack #DURM

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You know what the difference between a vision and a hallucination is? They call it a vision when other people can see it.
- Ben Horowitz
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Exposure. #TheIntern (@EJMotiv).

Exposure. #TheIntern (@EJMotiv).

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Family and Major. After ice cream. #Angieluvboo #Dex #Family #DURM #Film #Polaroid #ImpossibleProject

Family and Major. After ice cream. #Angieluvboo #Dex #Family #DURM #Film #Polaroid #ImpossibleProject

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On his job. | @ejtheintern | I guess he was resting up for the 25-24 beating he handed me on the court. #TheIntern

On his job. | @ejtheintern | I guess he was resting up for the 25-24 beating he handed me on the court. #TheIntern

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Countryside. #MDW2014 #NC #RockyMount #Corvette #iPhonography

Countryside. #MDW2014 #NC #RockyMount #Corvette #iPhonography

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