mirror

3/29/16

“All these things have you said of beauty. 
Yet in truth you spoke not of her but of needs unsatisfied, 
And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy. 
It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth, 
But rather a heart inflamed and a soul enchanted. 
It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear, 
But rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears. 
It is not the sap within the furrowed bark, nor a wing attached to a claw, 
But rather a garden for ever in bloom and a flock of angels for ever in flight. 
People of Orphalese, beauty is life when life unveils her holy face. 
But you are life and you are the veil. 
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. 
But you are eternity and your are the mirror.”

~Kahlil Gibran

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76cT3a6fPsE

 


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rebirth

3/27/16

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”

~Mahatma Gandhi

 


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hover

3/26/16

“There are places on planet earth,
where common sense doesn't apply.”

~Toba Beta

 


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Tyler

3/25/16

Recently I began shooting a series of the talented and expert staff of The Dorrance. Located in the heart of downtown Providence, The Dorrance restaurant maintains the timeless elegance of yesteryear in a gleaming, contemporary way. High ornate ceilings, a long, luxurious bar, and a well-appointed dining room are the backdrop for hand-crafted cocktails and globally-inspired, New England cuisine that commands respect.

Tyler Schweppe is an amazing award winning mixologist who has a flair for true innovation in what separates the great from the good.


 


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entity

3/23/16

“Friends, you and me... you brought another friend... and then there were three... we started our group... our circle of friends... and like that circle... there is no beginning or end.”


~Elenor Roosevelt

 


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vessel

3/21/16

This abandoned Irish farmhouse estate discovered me while I was exploring the vanishing light of Western Ireland. Although the hearth has no long grown cold, the kettle remains, still the vessel it was meant to be.

~dlb

 


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step

3/20/16

“Beware of those who step in the path of your dreams. They only dream to have the ability to take half your steps.”

~A.J. Darkholme

 


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rotary

3/19/16

“Mr. Watson — Come here — I want to see you.

[First intelligible words spoken over the telephone]” 

~Alexander Graham Bell

 


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room

3/18/16

“The only really interesting thing is
what happens between two people in a room.” 

~Francis Bacon

 


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rockstar

3/17/16

“I’d rather be a musician than a rock star.”

~George Harrison 

 


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book your photo shoot . . .

3/16/16

A photoshoot should always be fun, relaxed and enjoyable, no matter if you are a professional or if it is your first time in front of a camera. Most people that do business or networking of any kind need a business portrait. 

A good professional business portrait is so important to your business. Not just for LinkedIn or other social media networking sites but for your own business website and marketing materials as well.

Are you an artist, author, musician or other creative? We will work to create something unique for you to use in your marketing materials, website, book jacket, CD cover or other products. In the studio or on location, it’s up to you.

So there is really no excuse not to have a professional business portrait for you to grow your business. So why not put your best foot forward and get a new business portrait created for you. We’ll get you taken care of. Email us today to book your photo session at DavidLeeBlack@gmail.com

 


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returning

3/15/16

“If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don't, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.”

~Matt Miller 

 


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rules

3/14/16

If you have total freedom, then you are in trouble. It’s much better when you have some obligation, some discipline, some rules. When you have no rules, then you start to build your own rules. 

~ Renzo Piano

 


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Dorrance

3/13/16

Honored to be the in-house photographer for The Dorrance of Providence, RI.  



"Located in the heart of downtown Providence, The Dorrance restaurant maintains the timeless elegance of yesteryear in a gleaming, contemporary way. High ornate ceilings, a long, luxurious bar, and a well-appointed dining room are the backdrop for hand-crafted cocktails and globally-inspired, New England cuisine that commands respect."



Meet Vito Lantz, bartender for The Dorrance.

 


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hover

3/12/16

“Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.” 

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 


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location

3/11/16

“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It's always our self we find in the sea.”

~E.E. Cummings

 


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faces

3/10/16

“It is the common wonder of all men, how, among so many million faces, there should be none alike.” 

~Thomas Brown

 


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adjusting

3/9/16

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”

~William Arthur Ward

 


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atop

3/8/16

“If one should ask me what "use" there was in climbing, or attempting to climb the world's highest peak, I would be compelled to answer "none." There is no scientific end to be served; simply the gratification of the impulse of achievement, the indomitable desire to see what lies beyond the heart of man.” 

~George Mallory

 


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resting

3/7/16

“Will you love me in December as you do in May?” 

~Jack Kerouac

 


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meh

3/6/16

“He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.” 

~Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

 


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gratitude

3/5/16

“Amazement + Gratitude + Openness + Appreciation = an irresistible field of energy”

~Frederick Dodson

 


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fishing

3/4/16

What makes these people try to appeal to other humans across this vast network of tubes we call the internet? In most part, these are other humans that they have never, and will never meet.

 

This video pretty much sums it up:




 


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wings

3/2/16

“Take these broken wings and learn to fly.” 

~Paul McCartney

 


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writer

3/1/16

“Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say, like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see everything, and please, for God’s sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves. Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret, so we can wipe our brow and know that we’re not alone. Write like you have a message from the king. Or don’t. Who knows, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to.” 


~Alan Watts

 


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