KEVIN T VU

letting go…

Posted in personal, projects by Kevin Vu on March 27, 2011


vancouver, british columbia, canada.

© kevin t vu

its has been a while. and a lot of things have changed for me. i’ve come to realize that photography isn’t the end all for me. that the end all for me is how i live my life. so for the next 6-9 months, i’m gonna just put my head down and take every job that comes my way. be it cleaning toilets or lighting a celebrity, i’ll do it. i’m gonna save all of that money and cash out.

i bought a motorcycle. i have my m1 motorcycle license. now i just have to ride and get comfortable w/ the bike. cause come the end of the year, that bike is taking me south to tierra del fuego and back (i hope). i need to get out of the rat race. i need to leave all the pretensions behind. i need to get back to why i love being a photographer.

man.  because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.  then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.  and then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.

~ dalai lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity.

thanks for the quote embry.

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  1. e said, on March 28, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Go Forth my young friend…. actually, take me with you!

  2. Rebecca Dye said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Kevin this image is really beautiful. Thank you for sharing it. i just keep getting you really need to travel. The world is your home. The bike trip sounds exciting and amazing. Invest in leather for safety. I worked with a lot of motorcycle people and they all said leather was the key. What stories and images you will be able to contribute. Hope you write along the way.

    Rebecca

  3. claudialeisinger said, on April 10, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    hello Kevin

    it has been a long time since we spoke last- but somehow we all have the same sentiment towards life and photography and it seems we are all pondering the same big questions. I have just spoken to Thomas and Jackie and the thoughts and quests are similar. It’s comforting to know.
    I wish you an amazing journey – it sounds absolutely spectacular and I am sure you are going to have the trip of a lifetime.
    Beautiful photo by the way.
    love c


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