The Butterfly and the Bee - Muhmmad Ali was way before my time, but his legend and greatness transcended generations and I am thankful to have known that this man existed in my lifetime.
I've never seen his live fights, I've never seen his live interviews but growing up I was fascinated by his charisma, athleticism, and generosity towards mankind. I love watching documentaries about his fights because we may never see another athlete who could dominate their opponent while surging pure electricity to those who had the privilege of witnessing his performance.
On the flip side many people didn't appreciate or understand the man behind the gloves. I think Muhammad, was an artist when it came to painting his image with the public and did not waver when the masses did not accept him for who he wanted to be. He just wanted to be true to himself and just as no one in his prime could stop him in the ring, no one in life could tell him who he was and how he was going to impact the world...
Just received awesome news from my friends Perr and Ashley - They're new baby boy arrived today. It's amazing because it was only a couple of weeks ago that we did Ashley's maternity shoot and now her little awesome bean is here. Welcome to the world Lox! Tito Nito can't wait to meet you.
People, sometimes ask me; Why photography? why do you like shooting weddings? how do you have time to take photos while holding down a full time job?
and I always give the same answer in the same manner.. I look at them with a smile, and I shrug my shoulders and say, "I love it, I find joy in it."
Just like with any passion or hobby, I have days where I question myself and if this is something I want to do for the rest of my life - but In my heart I know that I appreciate art. I grew up around it and for me, I don't think I've reached my potential and have created enough to satisfy my cravings. So that's why.
I love photography, I like getting to know people's stories and having the opportunities to freeze moments in time in order for them to remember these days in their lives fills me with happiness.
If you believe in something, if you are good at something - do yourself a solid and pursue it. I believe failure is only a result of not trying. If you never try you'll never know. If...