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Sometimes, I really feel that I’m one of the few people left in this world that holds people accountable for their actions and won’t look past negative behavior because of their position on the social ladder or the length of our relationship/friendship.

What I mean by this, is that if I’m friends…

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Anonymous said: We haven't hung out in ages. I know you're doing well, I'm so happy for you. Hope I get to see you soon though! You're a good person, I have nothing but appreciation and respect for you as an individual, friend that I don't get chat with enough, and photographer.

for some reason I think I know who this is.
thanks for the kind words! I rarely leave my apartment, so it’s difficult to catch me hah.

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A few months ago on one of my work trips, I ended up photographing a lumber yard. I was being walked around by one of the supervisors of the place and during the little tour, I saw this scene unfolding and pretty much had to get a photo of it. That photo turned into a 3 photo panorama that I am absolutely in love with.

That is all.

(photographed for 850 Business Magazine - http://www.850businessmagazine.com/)

Sometimes, I really feel that I’m one of the few people left in this world that holds people accountable for their actions and won’t look past negative behavior because of their position on the social ladder or the length of our relationship/friendship.

What I mean by this, is that if I’m friends with someone that is constantly fucking other people over, yet treating me like gold, I cut that person out of my life. I don’t care what band you’re in, who you’ve modeled for, what size your plugs are, how many tattoos you have, what shows you can get me into, etc etc. None of that matters to me.

What matters to me is people being good people for nothing more than the sake of being a good person. 

If someone is shitty to everyone around you, but treating you well, how long do you really think that’s going to last before you’re being run over? People that will throw other people under the bus have absolutely no loyalty and it’s not the behavior of someone I would put any amount of trust in. 

I hope, more than almost anything, that people begin to hold others’ accountable for their bullshit. Until that happens, we’ll continue to have a society of people passing the blame; a society of people making themselves victims in every situation they’re involved in. It does nothing to help people grow or mature, it just solidifies, in their mind, that they’re doing nothing wrong, which causes the situation to snowball out of control.

If you make a conscious decision; own it.
If a friend makes a conscious decision; make them own it.

It’s about time that people begin to feel bad for their actions so that they don’t continue to hurt other people out of their own selfishness. 

But hey, what do I know, right? 

.mB.

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Anonymous said: Do you think going to school for photography is a waste of time?

I don’t think it’s necessarily a waste of time, but it’s not for everyone. 

I understand it for people that learn better in a classroom setting and want to learn how to actually use a camera, but on the same token, I don’t think art is something you learn in a classroom. 

I’m self taught because it was something I wanted to know how to do. I had all these ideas in my head and no way to get them out, so I began to teach myself how to light what I saw in my head. I began to figure out my thoughts in a way that I could visualize what I saw in my head. 

It’s all a matter of personal preference, in my opinion. 

I am going to be losing my mind all night editing and writing, so pleeeeaaaassssseeeee ask me/tell me things so that I will have some sort of distraction other than my cat.

www.mattburkephoto.tumblr.com/ask is where you can find me. Do it, do it.

seriously, do it. 

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This mugshot is taking me places. Vague for now, but cool things are happening. Stoked to try some new things. #oldefields #tallahassee

mattburkephoto:

It’s a crazy thing getting older… You spend your entire childhood/teen years just waiting to be ‘an adult’ cause you get to do so much cool stuff, right? Well, to an extent, but at the same time, it opens up a whole new world of disappointment.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m as happy as I could possibly…

I love when I get notifications that people reblogged or liked old rants of mine. This is one of my all time favorites.

Give it a quick read, yes?

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mattburkephoto:

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I was going to be supplying the cover art for one of my favorite bands new records. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to finalize the whole deal, so the image is no longer being used for that project.

However, that now leaves me with this super awesome photo that would have gone undone/unseen without the initial interest!

I believe Mr Model Friend Steve Kopacz snapped the shutter on this in Pismo Beach, California on the Lucky Street Tour.

The image is actually a composite of 4 or 5 images. 2 separate skies, the rock and the water are all pulled from different images. The rock in the water actually has Steve and GR’s old tech Ryan on it, but I photoshopped those little nerds out.

Anywho, that is the story of this photo.

This is one of my favorite photos of mine. I may need to get this printed all nice and big like.

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