Here's what I think:
I think life is GOOD.
I think all people, deep down, are good.
I think that most of our daily experiences are interpreted with conditioning: if we condition ourselves with negativity, we will be depressed; if we condition ourselves with magazines, we will want to be skinny; if we condition ourselves with taking care of our dogs, we will walk with them every day.
I think that if we show love, we will feel love. Every day.
I think that uncontrollably laughing is one of the greatest feelings in the world.
I think that betrayal is one of the worst feelings in the world.
I think there is time to talk, and time to listen.
I think that life in Southern California costs too much.
I think that life in the Midwest is filled with more eye contact.
I think that Avatar is a beautiful movie, and that all of its creators have amazing minds.
I think that food, it's creation, it's portion controlled consumption, and it's sharing with friends, is one of life's greatest joys.
I think that building a business is one of the most challenging things I've ever done.
I think Karma is real.
I think that photography is going to change my life beyond my wildest dreams.
I think Dorothea Lange said it best when she said 'the camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.'
I think that African human skin is strong and beautiful.
I think God has shown me a shade of this world that far too many will never see.
I think that connecting with people, through touch, embrace, tears, intellect, emotion and beyond, is crucial.
I think I need to make more money.
I think I'm conditioned to think I need more money.
I think I have too many bills.
I think I have too much stuff.
I think I need to give more.
I think that if Tanzanians can live on less than one dollar a day, I majorly over-consume.
I think I need to keep thinking.
All images shot in Tanzania with the Diana F+ lomography 35mm.