Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Viva la Resistance

Framed, originally uploaded by Justin Davis Davanzo. this case, beat the my mom so graciously reminded me yesterday as i submitted a photo to a contest with much deliberation and feelings of lameness, my mom reminded me that by doing so i had beaten the resistance for the day. My wife also has been pushing me hard on this and as i finally sat down to try and choose a picture to send off into the universe, it took me a while to actually feel good about it. It can be frustrating to feel like a no talent lamo at times, but in reality, what does any of this mean? The act of doing and sharing and pursuing is the only thing that matters and so by sending this photo off, i won the resistance battle yesterday...finally...i had been dug in pretty deep and made battle plans and sent out spies, but when it finally came time, it was me i had to run across the open expanse and charge headlong into the enemy trench with my photo...the one personal thing that i hold dear...the thing that i can hide behind in my studio...but it happened...i did it...and it felt good.

so good in fact that this morning I am searching for some more contests to send my pictures is the fear of not knowing or feeling inadequate that holds us back until we try and then it opens the gates and we fly.

excuse me now, i have some photos to send off...

Love and Understanding


lu said...

I love the photograph!

you are verbing. It's all in verbing.

note to self.


Swirly said...

That is the work. Yesterday as I was working on my book proposal, I suddenly started hearing voices tell me it SUCKED, but I kept working, and let them yammer away all they wanted. Not always easy, but always part of the journey.

Lisa said...

I feel like "no talent lamo" has been printed on the t-shirt I've been wearing....
Time to burn it.
As always, thank you for your honesty. You have no idea how many times I've visited to think, "That man just pulled the words out of my head."

Peace to you and yours...

Justin Davis Davanzo said...

that would be a great shirt!!!

no talent lamo.

i love you guys!!

Vintagedivva said...

I will keep excelling!
I will not listen to the voice that tells me I'm a no talent lamo!
My photographs will be well received in any contest I place them in!

Good Luck Justin! Sending positive vibes~

Lisa said...

It would be a gret idea for a t-shirt.

Last night we were talking about the need for a font for sarcasm. Once a font is developed, I will be sure to print "no talent lamo" on a t-shirt and send it to you :)

Justin Davis Davanzo said...

that would be awesome! let's for sure make a shirt!!!