Instead of focusing on how far you still have to go, take some time today to remind yourself of how far you've already come. Yes, you're still struggling. And yes, you still have some distance to cover, but those things don't discount the progress you've already made. Healing takes time. It's not a progress that can be rushed. Beating yourself up for not being further along doesn't improve your situation. It makes you feel awful and it keeps you stuck. Your journey may be slow, but it's not without promise. Despite how difficult this process has been, despite how hopeless you've felt, despite all of the people who have told you that you would never make it- you've never once given up. You've never stopped fighting and pushing forward. So give yourself some credit for that. It wasn't easy. But you did it, and you deserve to be proud of yourself. Let go of this idea that you should be further ahead, and trusty that it's okay to be where you are. Trust that you won't be here forever. Trust that you will get to where you need to be. You're doing the best you can each day to fight the darkness you feel, and that's all you can ask of yourself. It's enough. -Daniell Koepke
I'm still finding my groove and enjoying the trial and error entangled in it. Finding yourself taking control and running with it is nothing short of an adventure and continual lesson.
“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” - Friedrich Nietzsche
The studio has a way of intimidating me, every day I thrive to learn as a photographer, not just an individual who loves the craft. So, studio, light ratios, pocket wizards and all- I'll conquer you this year and we'll go steady from then on.
“I tend to think of the act of photographing, generally speaking, as an adventure...” -Diane Arbus
I was able to visit Germany and Czech Republic this past October with my whole family, which was all that could have been imagined. From the many images taken, here is a very small picking of them that I have come around to editing.
"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still." -Dorothea Lange
I’m Kimberly Pivaral a native Houstonian with a degree in Art emphasized in photography; this blog will be a platform for me to showcase my growing pains of not only solidifying my voice in my work but beginning a conversation with you in showcasing my inspirational pulls. As I always say…I’m still learning. Join me and my inspiration. Being so open will be completely afresh and fulfilling, no holds barred here.
Behind the Scenes:
My former classmates and I who have kept in touch often help each other out in our shoots often capturing really great shots of each other in the midst of a it all; it's always fun to see yourself on the other side of a lens in full action especially when Henri Cartier- Bresson's quote is constantly replaying:
"To take photographs means to recognize—simultaneously and within a fraction of a second—both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye, and one's heart on the same axis.”