Tuesday, 22 October 2013

it pays the bills, man.

These two lads spontaneously posed for me, smiling brightly into the camera and providing such a good shot. The countenance and expression is priceless.  Is it that only in America that I find the boldness to take such shots? Or such subjects are hard to find in the more reserved culture like ours.

The gardener in his overalls is one of my favorite shots in US. Upon inquiry, he spoke about how this job 'pays the bills, man'. While the passion is to deejay, he willingly (or is compelled economically) took up this gardening job to make that dough to pursue his passion during his leisurely hours.

As far as I know, this is pretty exclusive; to be able to do what you love and make it a living outta it. Well inculcated with pragmatism, we are bred from young to engage in something 'useful' and profitable. Pursue your passion in dance/football/painting as a career is almost not feasible - but of course I am speaking generally. 

Not many of us are as lucky as those select few: those who are not just talented enough to be absolutely brilliant in these aspects, but also fortunate enough to be given opportunities to shine in these situations. 

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