Behind the Scenes Look with Photographer Marcus Lewis

Don’t Rush

Don’t Rush

We rush.
Speeding through life.
Forgetting about the journey.

Being present doesn’t exist.
The end is all that matters … but why?
Why rush through life missing everything this journey has to offer?

Slow down.
Look around.
Appreciation goes a long way.

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Imaginary Thoughts

Imaginary Thoughts

Our thoughts get lost in thin air.
Locked behind imaginary barriers.
Flying through our minds being just that … thoughts.
Thoughts that never see the light of day.
Where’s the effort?
Why is it so difficult to take action?
Why think so much?
How do we break down our fears to live a real life?

Stop thinking and do more.

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We Are The Same

We Are The Same

We are the same.
We want to be seen, yet walk with our heads down.
Headphones in, favorite songs playing.
Headphones in, pretending we’re the only thing that exists.
Music playing, pretending lyrics tell our stories.

To smile is unheard of. Why so serious?
We are ghosts roaming this land wanting what we’re not ready to receive.

We are the same.
Join the group.
Unplug … but connect.
Connect with someone, not something, because

… we are the same

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Blurry Vision

Blurry Vision

Through the window we look with these blurry eyes.
Trying to glue every broken piece of our lives back together.
Wondering how we allowed our picture to change.
Hoping that if we changed, we changed for the better.

In time we will see.
See through this dirty window with our blurry eyes.
Holding our broken pieces.
Ready to rebuild our new picture, called life.

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Light

Light

We walk in the dark because we lose sight of our goals.
We walk in the dark with our eyes closed.
We walk in the dark because we fail to learn.
We walk in the dark forgetting about life.

Walk to find your light.
Learn to fight the your dark.
Love to spread your light.
Live to be a light.

Brighten someone’s day, everyday.

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It Takes Time

It Takes Time

The easy way is never the right way.
It brings instant gains with no lessons learned. How can we stay at our top if we never learn how we arrived?
Take a step back, work on those building blocks.
Work on a foundation to frame up your goals.
Never step back in failure.
Never step back in doubt.
This thing called life is tough.
It takes patience.
It takes guts.
It Takes Time.

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Sometimes Love

Sometimes Love

Sometimes love comes easy.
Sometimes love has no meaning.
Sometimes love is misunderstood.
Sometimes love has no words.
Sometimes love takes time.
Sometimes love is never seen.
Sometimes love is everywhere.
Sometimes love needs more.
Sometimes love hides the truth.
Sometimes love is everything.

Sometimes. Love. More.

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Love Locks

Love Locks

Locks … Love … Love … Locks
Lost in time.
Can we fully love without knowing how to truly love?
How to truly love ourselves?
Locked away in the norms of the everyday.
Care and nurturing of the soul falls on those already torn down and broken to pieces.
Don’t get lost in time loving without knowing.
Do not let yourself crash and burn before allowing yourself the opportunity to fly.

Love … Locks … then Love again.

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Finding Confidence in Baltimore

Finding Confidence in Baltimore

In the past, my travels have mainly been visiting friends, and not for the purpose of photography. But I’ve been attempting to change that. I want to build in sets of hours to travel around and photograph anything and everything while visiting friends. I’m also looking forward to traveling solely for the purpose of photography.

But, one step at a time. Baltimore, Maryland was part of this step forward. I normally don’t do much photographing while I’m there, so this time I decided to roam around for a few hours and explore the Inner Harbor. I never usually create a plan of action, so it’s mostly just walking around trying to get lost finding cool new perspectives. It ends up being pretty easy to create new photos since I’m running with an empty canvas everywhere I go!

I’m glad I took the time to do this, even though it was so hot that day. A bonus, was the happy hour sushi I was able to get along the way! Check out some of the photos I took during my walk. Here’s to traveling more and capturing more photos.

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A walk Through Shadows in Liberty State Park

A walk Through Shadows in Liberty State Park

Lets just say I’ve been a hermit all my life. This was my first ever visiting Jersey City’s Liberty State Park, but I’m so thankful I’ve been getting into photography more. It helps me travel and see a TON of new things, even it’s something as obvious as big cityscapes and state parks. No matter what, sooner or later, we still have to go out and see these things for ourselves.

I had some fun exploring the park, found out they build a 9/11 Memorial, no, I did not know this existed until now. But the views are incredible, it’s a great choice if you’re traveling in the area and want to get an amazing view of Manhattan’s cityscape. Take a look at the set of photos I took while walking around a bit.

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