The two powers that influence my photography: Vincent van Gogh and a thirst to make my photos an enduring love letter. During his lifetime, Vincent sold just one painting. It's titled Red Vineyards near Arles. It sold to a friend's sister for 400 Francs, just a bit over $1,000 in today's currency value. From $1,000 to over $82.5 million in 1990 (over $150 million today) with the sale of his painting titled Portrait of Dr. Gachet. It is important in life to make our worth come from our passion and not from what anyone in today's world thinks of it. If I had 0 likes and 0 comments and no followers, I would still be writing captions and taking pictures. I do things on my own time and when they feel right. The greatest gift to leave in the world is our genuine fingerprint upon it. Once I'm gone, no one will ever take a photo like I have, no one will write like I have and no one will see the world like I have or feel the way I have about the people I've crossed paths with. The world we leave behind should be forever altered by our presence.