Joe Is a Jesus-lovin, picture takin fool from banks, oregon. His other hobbies include climbing, hiking, fixing his vanagon, and pretty much anything slightly dangerous or far from the ground.

With an enormous love for life and people, joe brings a smile to everything he does. this blog is a small glimpse of his view on the world and the things created in it.


Abscond From Life's Vice

Abscond From Life's Vice

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”
— Mary Oliver

One day I decided to take a picture every day for a month. I think I watched some TED Talk and got all inspired or something, but in any case, I had a great time doing it! 

I truly think that whatever it is you love to do (but don't do often enough,) you should do every day for a month. It will teach you patience, it will inspire you to be better, and it will throw your priorities out of whack when you realize life just doesn't mean anything without a passion. If your passion is the sport you play, awesome. I can't say I understand that, but at least you get what I'm talking about. It takes a lot of dedication. If your passion is cooking, but you only cook once a week, take a month to devote yourself to your kitchen! Cook a new recipe, every day. For one month. Biking, Whittling, Scrapbooking, even if it's freaking Origami. It doesn't matter what it is. If you have something you love to do that work and life gets in the way of, get back at life and kick it's butt with your creative freedom for a month.

It won't be easy. It will, however, be worth it. 

These are the images I devoted my time to. None of them are super-incredible or anything, but I like how this project forced me to think creatively every single day. This compelled me to take new perspectives on everything around me, and experience my world with new eyes. Enjoy.

Bring On the Night

Bring On the Night