Repost from @humansofny “When I was a boy I’d skip school to sell roses on the street. My parents gave up trying to educate me. They said: ‘He’s lost his mind over the roses.’ I wanted to be around flowers all the time. I sold so many that I opened my own kiosk across from a famous country club. But I could never sell on Fridays. The police would close our entire street so the governor could visit the club. But once I ignored their instructions. It was the day before Mother’s Day. My biggest day of the year. So I took a chance and remained open. When the police found out, they confiscated all my flowers. They even took my license. It was a fatal blow. All my money was in those flowers. I had piles of them. So I had to start from zero. I’m a street vendor again. For awhile I was ashamed, but I’m fine with it now. It’s better than working for someone. I buy the roses I want, and sell them to whoever I want. Maybe I’ll have a shop again. But as long as I’m around my roses, I’ll always feel peaceful.” (Cairo, Egypt)
Most of the posts on this account features creatives that have inspired us in many different kinds of ways but @captainpotter is one of the few who continually inspires us to become better story tellers. Through each video he puts together, Sam knows how to touch the audience with a heart felt and engaging story. He invokes powerful emotions by combining poetic narration, music, sound design, and most importantly beautiful video. Sam and Nainoa are currently working on a video series that heavily involves Sam’s life which is something we are very much looking forward to.
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"These guys did a homecoming gig on Clifton Downs in Bristol two years ago which was great apart from the biblical deluge which accompanied the day. Fortunately they put on an amazing show of classic tunes. Good thing too as otherwise they'd have faced the wrath of thousands of soaked, cidered-up West Country folk! OO-Arrrrrrr" This week we focus our attention on Raccoon Photographer Chris C, in a weeklong Instagram takeover. @massiveattackofficial