as you were

the life and lies of matthew craig

dont think, just do

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for a few hours today i sat across a mahogany desk in a corner office from a man much older, wiser, experienced, comfortable, and certainly more successful than myself. i was there for business, but the conversation quickly dove into the finer points of life and love and happiness.. how to get there.. we’ve all had them.. i love when this happens, because if you really take the time to listen to all the stories of “when i was at USC” and “before i was married to my first wife” theres one underlying theme that these grey haired guys are screaming out, but not directly saying. live your life. dont think about it. just do. i’ve had these conversations with peoples family friends at parties, dentists who should be paying close attention, psychologists on their fifth marriages.. whatever the scenario happens to be.. the key to it is not getting wrapped up in the present, and live life like a sinking ship. a man much wiser, but really fucking ugly, said that in a song once.

i’ve started a trend of just clicking new post every night when i get home, sitting here until my mind starts cranking, and letting it just hang out. freee fucking ballin. commando stylo. i probably should edit out those two phrases, but i wont.

a friend of mine is thinking about going to art school. it pains me.

oh shit i remember now, this is supposed to be a photo blog. thanks for reading.

the following are from a trip i took to san francisco with a beautiful friend to see more beautiful friends.

my first photo editor/dear friend kimiko’s mother and uncle were in the city to see her during some rough times.. we went out to this irish pub down by union square and had black and tan’s. it was a really beautiful afternoon amidst some heavy bullshit. i love when you let the bullshit blow in the breeze.

the sign says kitchen staff only. you cant see that, but i could. alcohol may or may not inhibit proper light metering.


Written by Matthew Craig

July 27, 2006 at 8:13 am

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  1. Love the last image, wicked perspective, its cool that this blog is getting you thinking and writing, its good for the soul.

    Coming back to deviantart and finding all you guys, then watching you all get over it (as i was years ago) has inspired me to start my own little blog. Good way to keep in contact with my family overseas.
    Check it if ya get a chance bruv


    July 27, 2006 at 8:26 am

  2. ya’ know … one never knows where those kernals of knowledge are going to drift in from …

    you get it.

    like myself … i listen to a lot of sources.

    and sometimes … it’s like … it just clicks … perhaps the next day…

    perhaps a week down the road.

    oh, yeah, nice photos, bro.

    ah … i’m still waiting for mine! 😉


    July 27, 2006 at 8:31 am

  3. Ha my problem is i think to much about the past, i love listening to stories and other such stuff like this. It inspires me to change, be a better person and so far i like where im am oh-so-slowly going 🙂


    July 27, 2006 at 1:17 pm

  4. Live now, learn later.

    Even just this morning upon waking up I happened to think back on some random shit I did and realized how to do it better next time. I was chillin’ around Colombus Circle with a friend and we went to Whole Foods to grab some lunch. To save time, he paid, and I tossed him what mine cost at the table.

    My meal came to $7, and I only had five singles and two twenties on me. He couldn’t break a twenty, so he said to just get him close and I threw him the singles.

    I really should have just thrown him the twenty and been done with it. Life lessons of learning how to get out of that college state of mind where $20 seems like $200 at times. I’ve found it’s a good idea to just drop a zero off of whatever you’re thinking about, so $100 becomes seen as $10, $1000 becomes $100, etc.

    As for love.. just do that shit and pay Nike their royalties. Looking back you may realize you never really felt anything, or you may realize that you lost someone who meant a great deal to you. Either way, you should be more concerned about finding your next ex.

    Consider yourself lucky to have an array of people at hand to talk to. It’s hard to find anyone in Rhodey who’s in the mood to talk about anything other than shopping or where to get some good weed. Maybe it’s better that way. Probably not.

    Keep posting your ass off, brother. I know you’ve got probably hundreds of photos you have yet to show anyone, so get rockin’.

    And tell people to listen to Fink.


    July 27, 2006 at 2:31 pm

  5. that’s so enjoyable, to just sit there, think, wonder, write (possibly), but to just air it all out.

    when did you go up and who were the beautiful people you saw. also, any word on when your next trip might be?


    July 27, 2006 at 4:58 pm

  6. live in the moment is some great advice. think less, do more. it’s something i really struggle with myself as i often find myself over-analysing things. san fran is way atop my list of places to visit. i’m thinking sept.

    take care,

    Clayton Hauck

    July 27, 2006 at 7:16 pm

  7. excellent read, even more so; photos


    July 28, 2006 at 12:09 am

  8. Well written man. I’m getting hooked on blogging. Fantastic shots btw. Were these taken with the Leica?


    July 28, 2006 at 1:24 am

  9. Word. I agree. Live it baby.

    Nice shots, I love SF.


    July 28, 2006 at 6:47 pm

  10. oh matthew. SF is ridiculous.

    as for your enlightenment, unfortunately most people don’t realize that this older generation are vaults for information. glad you did though.

    learn how to meter when drunk.


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  14. i blame the state i’m in now on thinking too much,
    wont bore you with the gories,

    but it sucks,

    think less, do more,
    so simple, so effective,
    if only they taught that at schools!


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