Some Men Just Want To Watch The World Burn

giphyYesterday, the President indicated that he’d be thrilled with another funding lapse for the government if he doesn’t get his way on the immigration issue. “I’d love to see a shutdown if we can’t get this stuff taken care of,” Trump said.

I’m reminded of the scene in The Dark Knight  where Alfred explains that the Joker ‘s behavior may not be motivated by money or logic as “Some Men Just Want To Watch The World Burn.”

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jtolbertjr

A former event photographer, I became an early adopter of, advocate for, and then a digital camera addict. After half-a-million frames taken and thousands of dollars spent, I no longer stress over the camera brand or worry about the number of megapixels. I ignore the marketing of the camera manufacturers that promote technology over the eyes of the photographer. I’ve returned to simple film cameras with the understanding that one should not have to be a Ph.D. in physics to operate a camera. Photography doesn’t have to be complicated. Visualizing the moment and finding the light is more important. Just point, shoot, and preserve your memories, create your art. After 15 years of being an “unofficial” camera engineer for Nikon, Canon, Leica, Fuji, and Ricoh, I’m still on a journey of recovery. Along the way, I’ll share how I adapt to a more considered photographic practice that promotes a more contemplative way of life.