My love for hats has really taken off recently since I bought my first Stetson. The quality, look, and heritage is unparalleled. This vintage Stetson will be part of the flash sale this Thursday ⚡
"I am very in tune with my feelings and surroundings. I truly believe I was born a sensitive person for the sole purpose of creating; I absorb things differently than most people I know. I see beauty in the smallest things…in the strangest places. I cry at the simplest moments: the bark of a tree, a lyric, the smell of a campfire, or the perfect faded color of red. I store all these things away and access them at the appropriate time – consciously or not." - Chris Brown
Stetson Stories (Link in Profile) @stetsonusa Photography by @rambo # heritage #refueledmagazine#itsastetson#create
1. i love these ladies @ktcooney
2. when your boots destroy your feet in blisters a mile into the hike, you get a hardcore jumpstart on barefoot summer livin’ for the remainder of the day.🤭🤷🏼♀️ 3. hop over to @erinwheat to see how i run a company that stands by what i love and believe in. capturing love usually isn’t what people associate with environmental advocacy, but i’m determined to change that.
we skipped the #earth day post... and i don’t feel bad. ya know why? cause i spent the day out living so big and celebrating our greatest mama. she’s in a lot of trouble, and though she continues to awe in her beauty, we’ve hurt her a lot and I’m seriously scared for her future. Chose something and change your ways for the mother of all life 🤘🏽
I’m not sure there is anything of this world that fascinates me more than the gun dog.
I wasn’t born into a family with a rich hunting pedigree. I wasn’t raised in a community filled with hunters. I didn’t even have a desire to pick up a shotgun until sometime between my 17th and 18th birthday. So why? Who in their right mind would opt to drive hours after class (now work) late into the night, wake up long before the sun even thinks about crawling out of bed, and purposefully seek out the maltreatment that a January morning in Nebraska undoubtedly will deliver you? Inquire fifty individuals who pursue wild game and you could very well get as many different answers on the matter.
My answer to that question, and ironically many other questions in my life, stems from my curiosity and appreciation for the gun dog. After spending 25 brief years on this planet, I’ve come to the conclusion that no human is as fervent about their craft as a gun dog is theirs. Show me the world’s most passionate surgeon, musician, political activist, or athlete, and I’ll show you a retriever that would sooner drown than not break through the ice of the Platte River to recover a downed Mallard. Show me a human that loves their profession, and I’ll show you a pointer who approaches every work day afield with so much excitement that it is often misinterpreted as anxiety.
If you’ve hunted over a seasoned gun dog, you know exactly what it is I’m talking about. It’s something everyone should witness firsthand, even if you have no interest in being the one to pull the trigger of a firearm.
At times i feel like life is such a blur. I don't remember a time where i said helping people will be my goal in life. I always thought i would be a doctor or a nurse but never a photographer. As i became more interested in photography it brought me to a point in life where i knew this was my purpose. Through photography i get to know and help people connect on a deeper level. As i take the camera in my hands, focus, press the shutter, and snap to take the photo i realize that its a deeper meaning than just taking a good portrait. in those few seconds all the insecurities, frustrations, and sad moments are all forgotten. To see that candid smile in a person, i know that that's my purpose. I've done my job on earth, my calling! -
Honored to be included in "Stetson Stories" where I discuss publishing, what inspires me, style, and what Stetson means to me. (Link in Profile)
For myself, it’s not about “fashion,” it’s about style – which is very personal. It’s about feeling comfortable “in” your own skin before you can be comfortable with what’s “on” your skin. I often approach the way I dress in the same way with how I create: it’s more about a feeling, experimenting, and to a great degree juxtaposition – something I call “beauty & dirt”. @stetsonusa Photos: @rambo #StetsonStories#ItsAStetson#refueledmagazine#style#openroad#community#heritage
S T R E E T W A V V E || Have you heard about the new @streetwavve podcast? My friend Nate Irby is taking the time to discover, interview, and promote some of Kansas City's up-and-coming businesses. Somehow I got on the bill! On the podcast I answer a few questions and tell the story of how I started cutting hair. If you have 40min, give it a listen! And follow @streetwavve !!! Link in his profile. ✌️
My Time on this tree 🌳. My boots 👢👢 are troopers. They took me upstairs. What shoes make you go everywhere? 🤔 Roar 🐯! 👢👉 @boot_barn_official 🤠 Hat👉@boot_barn_official
Relaxando na árvore 🌳. E a minha bota 👢 é uma soldada. Me leva para baixo e para cima. Qual o sapato que te deixa ir para todos os lugares? 🤔👢👉@boot_barn_official Roar 🐯
Sketching from the bumper this afternoon in Santa Fe, post #pace18 decompression... thanks again for a great week @pleinairconvention @lpapamembers and all the staff and attendees, see you all at #pace19 in San Francisco next year! #itsaStetson
i love this life i’ve built and i’m proud of what i’ve done in my business ( i can’t believe it’s been nearly 4 years as a pro photog!).... but i’ll also tell ya social media doesn’t show ya the ins and outs of living pretty much off-grid. it’s not always pretty & i definitely know how to get my hands dirty.
this morning i spent a few hours squatting in @carhartt overalls, enjoying the sun & up to my elbows in my compositing toilet. It decided to start leaking toxic fluids yesterday. YUM. ( this isn’t the first time). I spent those hours cleaning it, taking wrenches and screwdrivers to the vent fans and pulling apart the wiring. As i finished up ( for now, missing a new filter that will require another disassembly this week to reinstall), Fern came padding around the house and i looked up for a kiss... only to see an entirely mud covered face and paws running at me. 🙄 there went another hour & still my recently cleaned truck is certainly less clean after her hopping in. Ah... mud season. 🙃
Looking back at Friday 🙏🏻 proud to have the support and love of so many wonderful people, family, and friends. Getting to release a music video has been one of my most cherished experiences. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone! @artistnoize @dustinhaney @pilgrim.life @stylememolly .
There is a light that exists inside all of us. All that it asks is simply to be...To feel everything as truly and fully as possible.
As a flawed human I lose sight of this light continually. The mind is powerful and it can lead you down endless rabbit holes of the should be's and what if's anxiety.
I've found that the best way to reconnect myself with that light is to get out and do something I love. Something that doesn't involve thinking. But rather living. ———
I remind myself of my inner child. To go back to simply living and being and by doing that my light becomes so clear and obvious. Beyond the complicated mind life is truly so simple and true. ----------------------------------
"You have to do the toughest thing in the world - you have to surrender - this will destroy you, then it will set you free~ rwd."
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