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I've tried writing the caption to this photo about half a dozen times because I long to be understood; misinterpretation scares me. I'm at a constant paradox between feeling that my time is running out and that life is very long. There's a million miles between the day I first felt the spark to tell my story, Thunder Road/Some Place Better Than Here, and today, yet I feel just as young and idealistic as ever. But how long can one man live with a single dream before he succumbs to insanity? Maybe I'm already there, who knows. But what I do know is that #SPBTH will be published by #FriesenPress this upcoming summer, and I will get to see and feel a physical incarnation of my imagination. It's not a million-dollars, but to me it's just as rewarding. The publisher asked for my "authors headshot", so I contacted the only man for the job, @dimoraphoto , and told him I wanted to reinterpret the classic, tried and true, #blackandwhite , hand-on-chin, portrait. There's a few others in the series, ones where I look a little happier, but there's a certain intensity this particular photo captures. And that's the intensity it takes to push through the doubts and fears and challenges of living, all while never losing hope on fulfilling your single, beloved, Dream.

@landenwakil how could you do this to me?!?! My heart hurts. It was so good! #SPBTH #ThunderRoad #wattpad #someplacebetterthanhere

For all my old friends and new friends I've met at #TiFF2016 this is the book cover of the infamous #SomePlaceBetterThanHere I've blabbed about. On the surface, #SPBTH is a love story, but at heart it's a story about breaking familial dysfunction and the price to pay for doing so. The work in its current state is available for free at @wattpad .com just search up my username @landenwakil !
Happy reading and feel free to always start a conversation with me 😊✌🏼️glad to share and discuss ideas.

Photograph by @kevunger ft. the beautiful face of @jennaagilliss

"On my drive out to California, I wasn't even myself. My identity forfeited into a car on the road. Without a past or a home, only a destination to go."
-SPBTH, page 368
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Life is very long, like that drive out to the Golden West. But damn, when you look back in the rear view onto memory lane it goes by all way too fast. I'm about to hit y'all hard with a cliche, but appreciate the moments you're given. God knows all things pass, and sometimes, never come back.
#roadtrip #desert #canvas #landscape #mustang #spbth #america #author #friesenpress #photography #naturephotography

We're actually not cheering for the weekend, we're cheering to be as damn cool as @go1d_music 😎πŸ₯‚ #sharpmagazine

What is humankind other than the stories that have woven us all together?
#photography #fashion #author #fiction #novel #comingsoon #spbth #youngadult

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"If I had to guess, some invisible mist composed of stardust and diesel put a spell on those dumpy streets. Making me, for the first time in my life, sort of glad I was from Gilmore Park, New Jersey." - Danny, SPBTH
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As a teenager one of my favourite things to do was trek down alley ways and climb downtown fire escapes to the roof. Anything to create a moment, a memory worthy of looking back upon with nostalgia. On many endless summer nights, I took whichever brave patron of the passenger seat on a roofless drive through my empty small-town streets. I've also spent too many nights standing on Mary's doorstep, gazing in through the screen into her broken world beyond the wash of the porch light. The memories, whether they're real or made up, my own or experienced vicariously, allowed me to write Mary's story. And when deciding on a photograph of myself, I needed one that proves I honestly know what the fuck I'm writing about. Clairvoyantly, I set my entire life up to be ready to tell Mary's story. So, no, no more turtle-neck, no suit and tie; only the uniform of a small-town, wannabe James Dean. Hoping he looks like an apparition of Marlon Brandon or Presley. A modern-day, misfit greaser whose 1960's music doesn't exist on anyone else's playlist. Because that's who I was, and in my heart, who I'll always be.
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Photograph by the one and only @dimoraphoto

We're actually not cheering for the weekend, we're cheering to be as damn cool as @go1d_music 😎πŸ₯‚ #sharpmagazine

What is humankind other than the stories that have woven us all together?
#photography #fashion #author #fiction #novel #comingsoon #spbth #youngadult

"On my drive out to California, I wasn't even myself. My identity forfeited into a car on the road. Without a past or a home, only a destination to go."
-SPBTH, page 368
.
Life is very long, like that drive out to the Golden West. But damn, when you look back in the rear view onto memory lane it goes by all way too fast. I'm about to hit y'all hard with a cliche, but appreciate the moments you're given. God knows all things pass, and sometimes, never come back.
#roadtrip #desert #canvas #landscape #mustang #spbth #america #author #friesenpress #photography #naturephotography

Hellooo Mr Dreamy😍 No seriously Yall This Guy Just popped up in my notifications yesterday πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and im like Well HELLO THERE Come to find out hes a Youtuber! !! Follow him down belowww πŸ˜πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ #youtubers

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I've tried writing the caption to this photo about half a dozen times because I long to be understood; misinterpretation scares me. I'm at a constant paradox between feeling that my time is running out and that life is very long. There's a million miles between the day I first felt the spark to tell my story, Thunder Road/Some Place Better Than Here, and today, yet I feel just as young and idealistic as ever. But how long can one man live with a single dream before he succumbs to insanity? Maybe I'm already there, who knows. But what I do know is that #SPBTH will be published by #FriesenPress this upcoming summer, and I will get to see and feel a physical incarnation of my imagination. It's not a million-dollars, but to me it's just as rewarding. The publisher asked for my "authors headshot", so I contacted the only man for the job, @dimoraphoto , and told him I wanted to reinterpret the classic, tried and true, #blackandwhite , hand-on-chin, portrait. There's a few others in the series, ones where I look a little happier, but there's a certain intensity this particular photo captures. And that's the intensity it takes to push through the doubts and fears and challenges of living, all while never losing hope on fulfilling your single, beloved, Dream.

#Repost @landenwakil with @repostapp
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I've tried writing the caption to this photo about half a dozen times because I long to be understood; misinterpretation scares me. I'm at a constant paradox between feeling that my time is running out and that life is very long. There's a million miles between the day I first felt the spark to tell my story, Thunder Road/Some Place Better Than Here, and today, yet I feel just as young and idealistic as ever. But how long can one man live with a single dream before he succumbs to insanity? Maybe I'm already there, who knows. But what I do know is that #SPBTH will be published by #FriesenPress this upcoming summer, and I will get to see and feel a physical incarnation of my imagination. It's not a million-dollars, but to me it's just as rewarding. The publisher asked for my "authors headshot", so I contacted the only man for the job, @dimoraphoto , and told him I wanted to reinterpret the classic, tried and true, #blackandwhite , hand-on-chin, portrait. There's a few others in the series, ones where I look a little happier, but there's a certain intensity this particular photo captures. And that's the intensity it takes to push through the doubts and fears and challenges of living, all while never losing hope on fulfilling your single, beloved, Dream.#parabroncolor #btsmagazine #profoto #photography

I've tried writing the caption to this photo about half a dozen times because I long to be understood; misinterpretation scares me. I'm at a constant paradox between feeling that my time is running out and that life is very long. There's a million miles between the day I first felt the spark to tell my story, Thunder Road/Some Place Better Than Here, and today, yet I feel just as young and idealistic as ever. But how long can one man live with a single dream before he succumbs to insanity? Maybe I'm already there, who knows. But what I do know is that #SPBTH will be published by #FriesenPress this upcoming summer, and I will get to see and feel a physical incarnation of my imagination. It's not a million-dollars, but to me it's just as rewarding. The publisher asked for my "authors headshot", so I contacted the only man for the job, @dimoraphoto , and told him I wanted to reinterpret the classic, tried and true, #blackandwhite , hand-on-chin, portrait. There's a few others in the series, ones where I look a little happier, but there's a certain intensity this particular photo captures. And that's the intensity it takes to push through the doubts and fears and challenges of living, all while never losing hope on fulfilling your single, beloved, Dream.

For all my old friends and new friends I've met at #TiFF2016 this is the book cover of the infamous #SomePlaceBetterThanHere I've blabbed about. On the surface, #SPBTH is a love story, but at heart it's a story about breaking familial dysfunction and the price to pay for doing so. The work in its current state is available for free at @wattpad .com just search up my username @landenwakil !
Happy reading and feel free to always start a conversation with me 😊✌🏼️glad to share and discuss ideas.

Photograph by @kevunger ft. the beautiful face of @jennaagilliss

Yappin' about #tiff , the artisans of cinema, #SPBTH and @wattpad , and how every comment left by you readers inspires me to pursue my dreams
😊✌🏼️✨πŸŽ₯πŸ“– Thank you @evolutionpr_ for the shot!

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Client and novelist @landenwakil bts doing some press for his upcoming projects today! #tiff #tiff2016 #author #writer #novelist #screenplay #talent #media #pr #publicrelations #branding #communications #teamEPR

The worst type of prisoner to be is one of your own mind; a prisoner of your dreams. To be bounded by the heavy chain of the one thing you love the most, and for me that's the story of Thunder Road / Some Place Better Than Here. The grip of my desire to see its success has suffocated other incarnations of happiness. But I can say that right before taking this photo, I absorbed the crash of the waves, reminding me of the ocean; the one place I could dream and meditate beside forever, and absorbed the beauty of twilight softening the world, and felt the forgotten bliss that comes with happiness.
Btw an attractive girl took this photo so that MIGHT help too, but idk she probably has nothing to do with it πŸ˜‰ @jennaagilliss
#photography #twilightsky #man #beards #model #malemodel #wattpad #wattpadauthor #cheatersclub #spbth #canon5dmarkiii #tonimahfud #jonkortajarena

"The brown of my bangs hanging over the side of my face turned gold in the same sunlight that pierced through the leaves. Giving them the appearance of being illuminated from within. [...] the way how, I was sure just down the road on the beach, the sun was bringing to life the tan and toned body of a girl baking in the heat. Her eyes, in their own right, a solar phenomena."
- Danny, SPBTH, pg. 10
Photo by the amazing @kevunger
#quotes #novel #photography #SPBTH #wattpad #wattpadwriter #guyswithbeards #teenfiction #youngadult #tonimahfud #jonkortajarena #torontofashion #newyorkfashion #torontofashion

@landenwakil how could you do this to me?!?! My heart hurts. It was so good! #SPBTH #ThunderRoad #wattpad #someplacebetterthanhere

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