lisa wiseman photography

1. Shoot what you love.
2. Pimp that work.
3. Repeat.

In that period
I didn’t have milk on my cereal
And I didn’t have cereal

My wheels were turning slowly
In the other direction

I’d come flying
Down Route 177 into spring’s fast panting
With the windows rolled up

I could say it in twang
As good as not
My voice cracking beneath me
I ain’t never been there

I knew the salty lips of desire

And the lips, too
Of the space rape punctured into
My body

This morning
When I soaped behind my ears
I uprooted that spring
With all of its bounty

Still clinging to my hair

Life is full of risks. The question is who’s managing those risks.
— Phil Libin
Destiny, she whispered. I think you must be mine. I think you must be.
— N. R.
He loved taking pictures and he was good at it. Maybe he was good at it because he loved it.
To dabble reveals indecision and insecurity. It tells people you’re not invested, that you’re not passionate, committed, and real about who you are and where you’re coming from. Commit. Obsess. Only then will you captivate.
It amazed her, constantly, how much beauty there was in the world. How it changed and it shifted even as she watched.
— N. R.
I want to make something I love for people who love it.
Tina Roth Eisenberg AKA swissmiss with Chase Jarvis
Love what you do.
Tina Roth Eisenberg AKA swissmiss with Chase Jarvis

My relationship with my wife, however, transcends the circumstance. If we feel ourselves drift, we reach out our hands and grasp tightly, because I choose to remain at her side, and she at mine. And if I ever look over to find that we’ve somehow lost sight of each other — both now walking alone and lost in that cold night — I will grab a torch and search for her until I find her again.

She is my mission, my life’s work, and I’d sooner give up my life than give up on her.

So we wake up every morning, sort of the same, but sort of new. We look at each other, we introduce ourselves again, and we choose to love who we see.

We choose to love. And that’s the only thing that will never change.

— Matt Walsh
I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.
So that’s my advice to you:
Find something to be obsessed with and then obsess over it.
Don’t compete.
Find something that’s uniquely yours.
Be busy.
Seek and find a way to do what it is you want to do
Identify what that thing is and do it; don’t stand around too long having conversations about it.
Do it, refine it, do it more; don’t talk or think yourself out of doing it.
Say yes to almost everything.
Try new things.
Don’t be afraid to fail and don’t be afraid to work hard.
Do your pictures, don’t try to do somebody else’s pictures.
Don’t get lost inside your head and don’t worry about what camera you’re using.
Take photos of everything.
Be very open to the idea of chance and surprise.
— Words of Wisdsom from Ryan McGinley
He said, ‘Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you et angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.’
— Ernest Hemingway
The real tragedy is not that life ends so soon, it’s that we wait so long to really begin living.
Some things are just meant, and no matter how many times you walk away, you end up where you belonged all along.
— N. R.