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Friday, October 3, 2014

We grow, We change, We reflect-Roberto Araujo Photography

I have had quite a year in 2014.  I shot my own calendar, my brother died, I traveled more than I have ever before (almost lived life one airport at a time) and I vacated and rented my home in North Carolina and moved to New York City.  I finally have a chance to breath a little and am making a home in NYC-albeit hard I'm determined.

I reflected a lot on my life in 2014....especially when I moved from NC to NYC.   I had to stop and go through my entire life of "things" and decide what was important enough to keep and what had to go and would remain only a memory in my mind.  As I was going through all my things I saw just how many versions of myself I had been from childhood, through college, and into adulthood.  I had to stop and wonder what the childhood version of myself would say to me now.  What would the college rower I once was say to me now.  What would the conservative christian student say to me now.

As we grow and age, for me anyway, my values definitely change.  I once prayed for God to make me I laugh at that point in my life where I actually believed a God was possible.  We grow, we let go, we gain new ideas, and we change.  I just wonder what all the versions of us in the past would say to the present us now.  Would we believe the person we have become....would we judge ourself with a harsh eye?

Roberto Araujo of Roberto Araujo Photography  had a great idea to do a photo shoot that depicts this.  We shot the images in Roberto's studio on Wednesday of this week.  Here is a little peek of our work together :-)  Keep up with Roberto on his twitter here!


  1. I saw that picture of 5 Seth Fornea's and they are all a "10" in my opinion !

  2. Condolences on the passing of your brother.

  3. Great pics...and an ingenious idea; can't wait to see them all. I know that we have gone through many different personality and belief stages during our lifetimes, but I can only hope that the future me remains optimistic, realistic, open minded, and a free thinker.
    You are an inspiration to many, and nothing worth having is easy, so never give up. You have come so far and I know many, including myself, only wish the best for you and yours. :)
    I am very sorry to hear about your brother :( ...if nothing else, death teaches us to move forward and create the life we want.

  4. I find myself reading a lot lately with tons of time on my hands now.
    I'm glad I came across this, this is very interesting. All the best to you.

  5. The first shot was brilliant... To be able to step back in time and let the past talk with the present would be very interesting...