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Part of Something Larger

The sea is itself
in an even greater 
of itself. But it’s not
a sea.
It’s something else. 
There lies
the beginning 
of the whole

Sun, Nov 3, 2019 | Model info | Footnotes

Normally, Sylvia Kouveli is the one taking the photos, but this time, she was my canvas, and I took her photo :) I learn so much every time I work with Sylvia. She’s a natural photographer, not only because of her eye and the way the photos turn out so beautifully, but because of her warmth. When she gives art direction, she just has a way of making people feel comfortable while still providing the precise directions they need to take the photo she’s seeing. It’s inspiring. I’ve worked with Sylvia twice now, and I can’t begin to tell you have much those experiences have helped me grow. I would love to go watch her work over and over again, even if I wasn’t a part of it. There was a time in my life when I would have let jealousy get the best of me. Our instinctual competitiveness can be hard to override. The ego is difficult to shut down. But now that I’ve learned to let love lead, I have found a much better way of life. Instead of having negative feelings about Sylvia’s amazing talent, I feel it is a privilege and honor to learn and grow from her.

Check out some other episodes I made with Sylvia: here, here, here, and here.