Something of Substance

Time and time again it has been said that your first impression should be your best one. I’m sure that when you’re trying to amass a following to view and share your thoughts, insights of the world, and feelings of the heart, the effort put forth should be great. Right? Ok, well here goes…(deep healing breath)…I am Darius Monte Evans and I am the influence and the example,the potential great leaders possess, the hope for my family, those who follow me, and the life of my community, a Marine, the median that passes on knowledge, and the proof that miracles do happen. And now I am your neighbor on the world wide web so won't you be my friend? (Takes off penny loafers) Every year or so I have struggled to maintain a site or portfolio where I could reference my work and practice my writing. A.K.A. “jot down my internal monologue in somewhat of a grammatically correct conversational tone, coupled with illustrations “. This time I am determined to stick to it.

Here’s a quote:

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

As a budding photographer, that kinda makes you feel like crap right? Especially, if you thought you were really good! Even though it feels like history pissed in my cheerios with that quote, I’m gonna take it for what its worth. I mean come on, the guy was dubbed “The Father of Modern Photojournalism” so you figure he had to know what he was talking about. So I will be blowing up this page with pic after pic after pic all for your honest review and critique.

The “substance” that I used in the title was simply a buzz word I used in order to draw you in. Therefore, the substance you were looking for in this blog may have or may or may not have been a lie. I'm sorry about that by the way. My doctor says its a problem I've had since birth and I'm still working on how to live with such a terrible disease. But seriously tho, I see substance as something subjective, kinda like art. You either like it or you don’t. You’ll either get something out of this blog or you wont. It's that simple. However, with that said I really hope you can leave this “sanctuary” with something to take away. Whether it’s a new piece of knowledge, a quote to keep in your brain housing group for later, a new found interest for reading a book I’m probably gonna talk about, or just a feeling that you got from one of my photos that makes you think, “Damn…you know that is really something, I wish I had that on my wall.”  That’s how I feel about the photo at the top. I shot it in film and its one of my absolute faves. Really gives me a sense of peace.

Well, as far as my first blog post is concerned, I think it went fairly well. I promise I will try to keep this interesting and perhaps not so long. I look forward to posting words of insight and value. There will be some humor here too. Just know…I’m liable to say anything so...you’ve been warned. But thanks for stopping by neighbor, I appreciate the jello mold you brought and I look forward to calling you friend.