I didn’t get a chance to thrift last week so I decided to hit my favorite flea market on Sunday. With how crazy things are right now I try to be in and out super fast and only stop by the sellers that I’ve been building relationships with to avoid walking through the crowds. Overall I think it was a success considering I only spent maybe an hour there and about $60 in total. A lot of people always ask me how I go about finding things of value to sell, what to look for, where to go and most importantly.. how to photograph the products so they’re sure to sell for top dollar. I decided to order a vlogging camera so I can start bringing you with me to show you how I do it and what has always worked for me.
I’ve been going down a cinematic rabbit hole over the last couple of days and stumbled upon one of the most beautiful movie breakdowns I have ever seen. I don’t know why I have this innate desire to create stories lately but I hope to one day capture and express one as good as Richard Linklater did in his Before Trilogy .
I’ll be recording a Q+A episode for SS/OUNDWAVES® this week so please DM or email any questions you have. No topic is off the table. I look forward to reading and taking my time to thoroughly answer them in depth opposed to only being able to write a few lines when I do this through my IG stories.
I was astonished at the fact that I was able to find two 35mm film cameras, a Super 8 video camera and two mini vintage Gucci trunks all for $40 at the flea market yesterday. Perhaps this should be a weekly installment so it forces me to go every Sunday.
If you ever wanted to know my biggest fear and insecurity, its being in front of the camera – which is why I’m pretty impressed that I only experienced two meltdowns this morning while recording my first digital transmission.
Recording has been one of the toughest things I have ever had to do. Honestly, the sound of my own voice is about as pleasing to my ears as the worst song ever. It’s a work in progress and I’m forcing myself to stay inside until I finally have something of substance locked in for the podcast. Bear with me, this is a struggle that I’ll overcome as I refuse to give up.
Creating a cost effective workspace that gives you the luxury of having the flexibility to create as soon as inspiration strikes is priceless. I knew I needed a designated area that I could solely dedicate to podcasting that was cheap and readily available. I started off by applying a fresh coat of paint on the walls and hanging my artwork. I then placed an online Ikea order where I purchased a desk and accessories. All in all this only costed around $300 and a couple of days to do. The ROI is that I can now literally create whenever I feel like it without having to leave. To me, that’s invaluable.
I’m very excited to finally kick off the SS/OUNDWAVES® podcast series. This has been something that I’ve wanted to do for over two years but never had the balls or the time to make it happen. Now you can come with me on this very personal journey as I nervously fumble my words, at times don’t make any sense or perhaps even crack a bad joke or two. This is meant to be a transparent verbal interaction where I talk about my creative journey as well as my personal life. I’ll be answering your questions in depth and to the best of my ability from the only perspective that I know, my own.