MY GENESIS PIECE: A NEW BEGINNING
While capturing this moment was over in an instant, the path leading me here took a lifetime.
Every experience, every adventure, every heart break, every interaction, every laugh, they all brought me here - teaching me some of life’s most invaluable lessons: strength, hope, compassion, love, tenacity, and kindness. These teachings and experiences make up the imperfect me, who is also perfectly me.
I cannot begin to tell you how important this photograph is to me. It represents some of the biggest growth in my photography. It was the experience that turned my world around. After a long drive on very little sleep, I fumbled around in the dark, as it was my first time at the falls. I messed up all my shots, got an hour of rest, and couldn’t figure out things quick enough before blue hour was over. But even after all that, I tried to at least enjoy the sunrise. Then a rainbow appeared. I found the gratitude I needed and appreciated the experience for what it was.
I didn’t give up though. Back with more experience and sleep, a month later, I came to conquer. I woke up for sunrise and immediately rushed over when I saw the sky light up. It was one of the most beautiful sunrises I’d ever witnessed. I knew I'd caught something special and the shot turned out better than I could have expected. I was so proud of myself, and so thrilled. When I got home and posted it, it went viral. I can’t tell you how much the words people said meant to me. I spent all day, and the next, responding and thanking people for taking the time to look at my photo. I thought, maybe I could make it taking photos after all. That this is where I was meant to be. It still brings me so much joy. This experience will always hold a special place in my heart.
So here we are. Not just me, but you as well. Welcome to my Genesis, my birth, my rejoice on this beautiful thing we call a blockchain. This mint will last forever and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.
This is the start to my new beginning.
You not only get to hold something so precious to me, but you get to be a part of this next chapter; a book that is yet to be written. You’re the co-author!
This will launch my dream of building out a van for travel, streaming, and photography. You get to help design it, be a part of planning the first adventure, and receive a specially minted photo.
I also wouldn’t be here in life if it weren’t for the friends I’ve made and the kind strangers I’ve met along the way. This was one of my toughest years and the friendships I have made are everything. I want to make this extra special and help others.
25% will go back into the community to support artists.
10% will go to a charity for victims of abuse.