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Timothy Reed Murphy  -€APTURING MUSE- The Storyteller

http://Testimonylife.org/about/

Meet, the Surfin' Clown. Always down for what's crazy, dangerous, and over the top. Ever since Pre School, it seems I can't help but push the envelope for some laughs. Not many people take a delicious @crankandgrind togo coffee with them surfing, but then again, there's no one else like me. -
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class clown
A class clown is someone that has a huge amount of confidence (but some might just be conceited).They are the ones that make students laugh to get attention. It is class clowns that are well known and sometimes even part of the popular kids. They tend to have a bit of a vendetta against teachers or those of higher authority.
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Is it for the laughs? Maybe for the attention? Or is there something loose up in his noggin?! If you selected "All of the Above" you probably guessed correctly. There are many ways that one could develop the Class Clown character trait (flaw). Although it may be important to know how that happened, I'm more interested in the why it's still happening. -
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This is defining and valuable thing I have learned about myself this year. This characteristic, along with my talents, have always lead me down the path to destruction. Self-service Class Clowning around now turned Selfless-service Class Clown has changed my entire world. This all started with a conscious decision to think less of my own selfish wants, and more about others selfless needs. -
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Bringing more healing to the world through Ocean and Adventure Therapy is now my Life's Mission. However I can, with either talent, laughter, or charm. The attention will now finally be on something worth believing. Go out and surf, then let smiles, laughter and experiences heal you. -
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đź“· @jordananast
#Oceantherapy #wavestorm4life #ADHDsurfer #YAGUYYY #capturingmuse #lifemission #dream #surf #surfer #surfing #instructor #classclown #cannonball #wave #teamwavestorm #wavestorm #fitguy #flexin #holdyourbreath #beachbum #beachbody #jumpin #saltlife #summerfun #lululemonmen #lululemon #sambazon #surfingphotography #onamission #entrepreneur

Ever since I can remember, water has always been such a huge part of my life. Apart from the obvious reason, like having to rely on it for sustaining life, my dependency on water goes much further than that. -
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Doesn't matter if it's salt water or fresh water, I'm always gravitating towards it. Having been able to experience an assortment of water sports, there's not many water sports that I wouldn't do. Every time I experience any body of water, there's a certain Peaceful feeling that covers me. Full immersion only heightens that level, along with any form of Surfing or Sailing. -
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Water is and will always be a powerful necessity. Bruce Lee once said, "Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."
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This €apture continues to Inspire my thirst to succeed, and continue on the path I feel God has for me. This path has been twisted, and it more than definitely has turned. But more importantly, but I will remain focused my Mission regardless of life's Flow and Crashes. -
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#capturingmuse #Oceantherapy #blackandwhitemuse #blackandwhite #water #h2o #mission #lifequote #drinkingfountain #lifewater #saltwater #freshwater #surf #surfing #adventurephotography #canon5d #canonusa #pathfinder #lifeflow #wavescrashing #inspired #arch #fountain #exercise #mentalhealthawareness #bestoffriends #gardenwalk #encinitas #beachcities #entrepreneur

As a glorified surf instructor with 10+ years of experience, and one failed surf lesson company, I have been living and breathing the Miracle of Surfing. Now part time volunteer, I had unknowingly given many of family and friends #Oceantherapy | Sometimes paid, more often than not, just another hangout session with that crazy guy Tim. Sharing the Stoke is the gift that gives back, every, single, time. -
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You can't fake a smile so big, and so genuine, where others can't help but smile back. I often tear up when I remember the smiles and laughter. I admire these Amazing Cancer Fighting Kids more than I can put into words. Along with the Organization that provide boards, wetsuits, and most importantly, the best instructors if have ever had the pleasure of serving with. -
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"The Purpose of Life Is to Discover Your Gift. The Meaning of Life Is to Give Your Gift Away."
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God, use me as an instrument to help those in need, put others before myself, and share to all about Your Great Love. Amen
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#capturingmuse #ADHDsurfer #miraclesforkids #surf #surfing #wave #wavestorm #wavestorm4life #teamwavestorm #foamy #surflessons #bolsachicabeach #bolsachica #nonprofit #organization #smilesformiles #summerfun #fuckcancer #cancer #cancerfighter #negu #choc #childrenshospital #jumpingin #nbc #ktla #kcal #lifequote #mission

Thought I'd finally share this insane collaboration €aptured by the talented @abe_ramirez_ Pushing our creativity envelope a bit too far with this one. Possibly could have been the night Abe and Tim got fined and put behind bars in the closest federal prison. -
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On a camping surf trip in Malibu, two new friends embark on an epic adventure so intense, luck (God) and communication skills were extremely important this night. After one failed firework attempt, we couldn't go to sleep empty handed. One final try to nail the shot almost nailed both of us a "Loser" sign on our foreheads. We light up firework number two and €apture it. -
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Headlights up the road, the local park Ranger is responding to a call about illegal fireworks going off in the area. Not two steps into our campsite he grumbled, "How old are you guys?!" I quickly blurted out, "Old enough to know we shouldn't have be doing this!" After a quiet, and very much under his breath chuckle, we were given two options. -
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Option 1. Pack up your sh*t, get the hell out of here and don't come back. Option 2. Pack up your sh*t and I'll Fine you both. Followed by transportation to your first sunrise behind bars. Shocker, Option 1 was far more appealing to us. We broke down camp in 5 minutes flat, then took off on our merry way. -
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Lit by a firework and some stars, I'm enjoying what could have been my last night as a Free Man. This €apture helps remind me of a few important things. Don't be Stupid, the risk (punishment) is often not worth the reward, and always be Honest with Law Enforcement.
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#capturingmuse #YAGUYYY #fire #firework #stupidity #ranger #parkranger #statepark #creativelife #creativity #night #nightphotography #adventurephotography #adventure #canonusa #longexposure #camp #camping #hike #hiking #lucky #malibu #backpacking #stars #risk #riskybusiness #entrepreneur #visionary #rei #thegreatoutdoors

Believe it or not, when I was entering into High School, Timmy "Boy" was 5 foot 3 inches tall (short) and 145 pounds. Basically a Potato with arms and legs. By my Senior Year of High School, Timmy "Guy" was 6 feet tall and 160 pounds soaking wet. Some obvious changes had taken place, but not without some serious Growing Pains. -
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Those years in between Timmy "Boy" and Timmy "Guy" were filled with many days waking up in the bed feeling like I got hit in the testicles 🥜 (guys, you know ✊🏼). Groin, knees, hips, neck and even my elbows experienced soreness and strain. Normally, my mind would imagine getting hit by a bus and how I'd feel the day after. These Growing Pains continued throughout all 4 years, but my body deemed itself able for more height... so up I went. -
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To reach your bodies full potential, Growing Pains will happen, and there's not much you can do about it. I now realize how much all the pain in my life (Relationally), had either Grown me or Crippled me. Each day that I knock a little bit more of my unfinished-self away, is another day closer to becoming Whole again. Grow through the Growing Pains, keep your head up, and knock off a piece of the old block. -
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€aptured by: @beckymurr
#TTMC #capturingmuse #YAGUYYY #ADHDsurfer #idostuff #crankandgrind #lagunabeach #blackandwhite #fit #fitness #summerfun #growingpains #growingup #malemodel #shavedhead #zoolander #smolder #magnum #bluesteel #canon5d #canonusa #surf #surfer #beachbum #dude #staring #activity #adventurephotography #oceantherapy #danapoint

Like most people in their 60's and up, I too enjoy getting to sleep early with an "But crack of Dawn" morning wake up call. Night owls and Tim don't usually mix. -
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Right after the traumatic experience at Doheny, sleep became more and more difficult to obtain. With my mind firing up vivid mental images of everything that happened, when I knew I should be sleeping. This segment of time became the battleground for control over my conscious thoughts. -
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Being a professional volunteer means you can set your own hours, aka... the time flexibility of being pretty much, unemployed. I was free to stay up late, and wake up late.
I decided to try night photography to help "get me tired" so that by 1am, I would pass out from exhaustion. Many nights, in long successions, helped me practice, hone, and produce some images that I'm quite proud of. Hoping that you enjoy them as much as I loved €apturing them. -
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Adventure Photography has helped me keep a positive focus on all the beauty that this world has to offer. Along with the support of my closest friends, these late night shoots happen far less often. -
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#capturingmuse #ptsd #copingskills #longexposure #blur #pier #oceantherapy #pacificcoast #night #stars #nightsky #reflections #sanclemente #adventurephotography #adventuretherapy #beachbum #train #palmtrees #surfcity #tramatic #canon #canon5d #collections #entrepreneur #danapoint #lagunabeach #stillphotography #portfolio #landscape #wanderlust

For my friends and family that know me, Timothy Reed Murphy has never been a "Back of the pack" kinda kid. Timmy Boy almost became that one little boy at Disneyland whose mother had him on a short, and literal, backpack-leash. After a quick inquiry at the turnaround area, we were amazed by be granted (normally restricted) access to shoot. -
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This would be our first and only time to €apture this collection on the "⛔️closed⛔️" Pacific Coast Highway. Set to reopen for its usual amount of summer traffic mid August, the timing couldn't have been better. Best part was, I needed a model, ASAP. Stepping up to the plate as always, @karen_l_oconnell single mother of 2 girls, grabs shoes, clothes, towels, drinks and of course, snacks. Off running like a couple of laughing school kids, over the bridge and up the hill to this beautiful iconic tunnel. Call it luck, or maybe even call it fate. But I decided to pull out my camera, kneel down, adjust the camera settings, and push one little black button. -
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In the short time that I have known Karen, it amazes me, how well her life embodies this sign. Through all the setbacks and doors that have closed, there is NO STOPPING her. No matter what life has thrown at her, she will continue to be resilient, be beautiful, and remain strong. I am honored to call you, the Best of Friends. But lastly, I have to ask, are you a turtle?!
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#idostuff #capturingmuse #YAGIRLLL #crankandgrind #bigsur #campingtrip #surftrip #surfers #surfergirl #fit #fitnessmodel #strongmom #canon5d #canonusa #captured #bestoffriends #buddies #runnergirl #pch #pacificcoast #wanderlust #summerfun #teamwavestorm #lululemonla #nostopping #roadsigns #empoweredwomen #aintneednoman #qualitytimes #closed

This €apture is more than just a talented, strong woman doing a handstand. I wanted to take this moment to acknowledge @lovelightandbliss -
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Nancy embodies the "pay it forward" mentality more so than anyone I have ever met. After a quick chat about my dreams and aspirations in the field of photography, she graciously offered to let me borrow her professional grade camera for nothing in return. As soon as the camera was in my possession, it became a part of me. An extra appendage if you will. Her willingness to lend me something that would have taken MONTHS to save up for, has helped me, and others, in more than she ever could have imagined. -
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Photography has not only slowed me and my "Golden Retriever Puppy" energy level down to a box turtle crawl, but I now take the time to examine the world around me, to see the beauty through a viewfinder, and to €apture all its beauty in one slow and controlled movement. I am using her camera to touch the lives of many others, all because she believed in me enough to make a difference. From the Top and Bottom of my heart, Thank you Nancy. -
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#capturingmuse #YAGIRLLL #lavha #yoga #handstand #fit #fitness #fitnessmodel #payitforward #respect #blackandwhite #exercise #active #caring #danapoint #lagunabeach #sanclemente #canon #canon5d #canonusa #photography #photoshoot #femalemodel #yogi #namaste #goodkarma #karma #entrepreneur #smallbusinessowner #friend

This opportunistic €apture will forever be close to my heart in many ways. For a surface reason, this spontaneous couple ran directly in front of my sad and sorry attempts to shoot sea foam over smooth rocks near the waters edge. The timing could not have been more important. My frantic attempt to change light settings with only fractions of a second to adjust, then €apture, was more luck than skill I'd reckon. -
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But why this photo hits home for me on a much deeper level is that not 3 years earlier, I was on one knee proposing, at this very spot. The mistakes that led to the separation I currently find myself in, was my own doing. An already difficult situation made more difficult by my selfish desires, lack of support, and complete absence of faith. When the house of cards fell, I was broken and ashamed. After beating myself up for some time, I decided to take responsibility for my actions and learn from them. With my faith restored, and new outlook on life, the only thing left was to forgive myself. -
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No one ever said the healing process was easy, and no one ever will. But it is necessary in order to move forward, together, or apart. I have hope for a brighter future, and will continue becoming the Man I am meant to be. -
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#capturingmuse #oceantherapy #adventurephotography #adventuretherapy #ocean #love #restoration #sunset #surf #sand #beachbum #saltlife #couples #separated #divorce #healing #canon #canon5d #canonusa #goldenhour #reflection #wet #splash #wanderlust #god #godrays #forgiveness #future #wavestorm #timing

Only 0.00306666666% of the worlds population has experienced some form of surfing. But the number of those surfers who have surfed inside a barrel successfully is much, much smaller. A barrel happens when a wave becomes hollow enough, fills in the right direction enough, wind blows up against it enough, swell becomes full enough, tide sucks up enough, ocean floor is shallow enough... You get the picture, so enough. Conditions play a huge part of what can make a wave barrel. One set, one barrel, one wave life, and then it's gone. There truly is something magical about surfing inside of a wave; the way it sounds when you're inside, to way it looks as your race out of the "tube". The amount of commitment that it takes to go in, and come out the other side is maxed out full. Even on the best surf days, with my best surfing skills, I'd be lucky to make it in and out of one or two. But all I need is one. The feeling once you ride out of that pitching, spitting thing is uncontrollable Joy. Contrary to my Sh*ting Bricks facial expression with this €apture, it's worth documenting all the goofy faces in between. It's important to know what conditions are best for each situation. Find that spot, at the right time, with the right swell, during the perfect conditions, to let the magic happen. -
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#oceantherapy #capturingmuse #ADHDsurfer #YAGUYYY #barrel #sopitted #gopro #surf #surfing #surfer #wavestorm #wave #selfshot #magical #ocean #saltlife #beachbum #volunteer #waterphotography #teamwavestorm #wavestorm4life #wetsuit #marines #camppendleton #wedge #fit #fitness #entrepreneur #adventuretherapy #therapy

"Moso" born Alberto Jr. Romero Gonzalez, was born June 3, 2013. At just 2 years old, he had to endure uncontrollable fevers, rashes, and a misdiagnoses by the ER. Shortly after the misdiagnosis, a parents worst nightmare became the real. Alberto Jr. was positively diagnosed with Leukemia. Loosing his ability to eat, drink, walk or speak, "Moso" remained still, silent, and unaware of the long battle he was about to fight. After some Chemo treatments, a much stronger yet still silent Alberto Jr. gets placed on a surfboard for his first time. Recently, he and his older sister Destiny we diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD). -
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A very unsure Moso would not let his instructor out of arms reach. After some backwards kung-fu-grip, whitewash crumble-bumbles rides, something happened. Something switched. Eyes wild with excitement yet a cool and quiet demeanor, this wasn't the same little boy that took his first wave that day. Shortly after our Ocean Therapy session, a walking and talking Moso began to engage with his mother for the first time in his life. At our last Ocean Therapy session, Moso's mother Griselda came to me and shared all that had transpired. Joyful tears of Thankfulness, warm hugs of Hope, and big smiles to Strength each other for the difficult battle ahead. -
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Moso is scheduled to finish his Chemotherapy August 2018. We will celebrate with a few more gnarly, but not too gnarly pounders. -
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God bless his Instructors, and the efforts of @miraclesforkids and @wavesofimpact (and other sponsors) to offer this service for free to those family's who desperately need it. Forward Together, Always.
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This summer, more so than most, I find myself surfing a lot. Usually known as the, "Showboater with the WaveStorm and Hat"... it still makes me laugh. -
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What most don't know, is that only a month ago, I was a first responder to a child who had been ran over in the street. For what seemed like hours, my beloved Boneyards was in crisis mode. We did all that we could that was within our power. Nathan, a 10 year old local surfer, had slipped away in my hands. -
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For me, Surfing has been given a new name. Ocean Therapy. It is continuing to save my life each and every day to go out. Share the Stoke, talk about your hurts, and as always... Just One More Wave.
Shot by: @jordananast -Ocean Therapy Outreaches-
@jimmymillerfoundation
@wavesofimpact
@liferollsonfoundation
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