Magic In The Execution


First of all, I have been in such a disorderly, confused and uninspired state these past few days. The incredulous passage of time between New Years, Fashion Week and now March just seem to pass me by in a blink of an eye. In such a creative driven generation, it seems I get the ball rolling and somehow find myself hitting a wall. I feel like ideas flow through our headspace quicker than we can execute them with our hands. And I don't know about you but I feel greatly dissatisfied when I cannot see an idea to its fruition as fast as I desire. 

Too many ideas, too little time. You know what I mean?

I can't help but look back at archived photos from January during my first shoot of 2017 where time was seemingly on a standstill in the middle of the day in Chinatown.

The streets began completely empty without a single car or passerby. Then all of a sudden, in a coincidental, cinematic way, a stop light probably turned green, a family left a nearby restaurant and the subway finally reached the platform all at the same time and before we knew it, the streets were flooded with a fleet of feet and cars started rolling in. 

I could go on and on about my admiration with New York in motion. Or even New York on pause. Or how easily it can move from a standstill to a fast-forward flow in a day's worth. Or how it will always make anyone feel motivated and inspired, which Iโ€™ll never back down on as one of the most important characteristic of this city. New York wasn't built in a day.

Turns out it takes more than just ideas to make something great. The real magic is in the execution. And I'm still working hard on it.