it's funny to me when i hear people talk about "taking over the world" but never put forth any effort to make an impact in their current city/location. being from the gem city of dayton, oh i hear this all the time. i guess i just see things differently... there's not a lot of things here in dayton - which to me means there's tons of opportunities and potential. all you have to do is identify a need, devise a plan and put in work to make it happen. i know it's not as simple as it sounds but that's my approach to life. things may not all ways work out but if i believe in it i'm going to everything i can to see where it takes me.
there are a lot of talented photographers in the dayton area. i consider myself one of them, "actually one of the best if i'm to be honest!" i have no desire to be average, i want my work and my images to make a statement. the "kill the city" picture that accompanies this article was taken on a photowalk i took this spring when i was out testing an old film camera i plan on taking on future trips. when i saw it this tagged on the sidewalk it immediately spoke to me. before i take on the rest of the world i need to kill the city that i'm in. by that i mean produce killer work that is known and respected throughout the city. to be the first name out of people's mouth "or keyboard" when they mention local photographers.
whatever dreams or goals you have go about them with the mindset that you are going to "kill the city!"