Colby Holiday

People. Places. Things. Small World. Big Picture. Life through my lens.
One of my favorite shoots with @fashionnextdoor #fashion #sequins #skirt #goldenglobes #inspired #americanflags and #hashtags

One of my favorite shoots with @fashionnextdoor #fashion #sequins #skirt #goldenglobes #inspired #americanflags and #hashtags

My heart resides 4000 miles away #tbt #venice #venezia #italy #wanderlust #passionpassport #globetrotter #love #live #travel

My heart resides 4000 miles away #tbt #venice #venezia #italy #wanderlust #passionpassport #globetrotter #love #live #travel

"I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list" #andsothejourneybegins

"I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list" #andsothejourneybegins

You know how people just come into your life, unexpectedly, at the exact moment that you need them to? Well, that’s exactly what happened with Mrs. Eboni Ifé. I was looking to expand my portfolio, and as luck would have it, she was looking for a photographer to work in conjunction with her current photog on her fabulous blog, The Fashionista Next Door. Can we say KISMET?! She has such a beautiful spirit and is always so much fun to work with! 

Check out some of my latest work featured here »> www.thefashionistanextdoor.com

I seriously had to just stop and sit on the side of the trail to write this before I forgot. I dreaded coming on this run this morning…I woke up around 8 ish, but pussy-footed around until about a quarter after 11 and finally forced myself to peel away from ESPN First Take, and go out and run. I decided to not take my normal route and just went whichever way the wind blew me. And lo and behold it blew me onto this amazing trail that I had no idea even existed. It’s full of art work, graffiti, and even a mini skate park…who would’ve ever known? It just made me realize that we have to step outside of our comfort zones…go off the normal path every now and then,because there’s a whole world out there that is undiscovered. We get so caught up in living inside our bubble…never straying too far outside of what we know, for fear of not having control, but we have to let go and be free…discover new places…new faces…new depths…discover the world outside of our own…and somewhere along the way we may even discover ourselves. 

10.8.13 
12:23 pm
Somewhere alongside a trail sitting in a sea of color and art
I seriously had to just stop and sit on the side of the trail to write this before I forgot. I dreaded coming on this run this morning…I woke up around 8 ish, but pussy-footed around until about a quarter after 11 and finally forced myself to peel away from ESPN First Take, and go out and run. I decided to not take my normal route and just went whichever way the wind blew me. And lo and behold it blew me onto this amazing trail that I had no idea even existed. It’s full of art work, graffiti, and even a mini skate park…who would’ve ever known? It just made me realize that we have to step outside of our comfort zones…go off the normal path every now and then,because there’s a whole world out there that is undiscovered. We get so caught up in living inside our bubble…never straying too far outside of what we know, for fear of not having control, but we have to let go and be free…discover new places…new faces…new depths…discover the world outside of our own…and somewhere along the way we may even discover ourselves. 
10.8.13 
12:23 pm
Somewhere alongside a trail sitting in a sea of color and art

This has to be one of the dopest pieces of art I’ve seen. When I first wogged (walk/jogged) past it [on a newfound trail] I thought, “Well, that’s interesting”. I was certain there was some mythical, magical, deep, profound explanation behind it…but I was on a mission…so I kept on trucking it. But, when I came back by I was determined to figure it out. I walked from either side checking it out…completely oblivious to the sign that was off to the side, and the frame that was directly in front of it. So I stood there at a loss, admiring this…thing. It was a beautiful chaos…much like myself. I think that’s why I was so drawn to it. At any rate, I snapped a few photos and was just about to walk away when the frame caught my attention. In photography, you’re taught to “frame” your photo/subject…so I thought, “Well, isn’t that cute…they framed the pic”. But, when I stood directly in front of the frame and looked through I was ASTONISHED! I gasped…much more loudly than I’m sure I intended to, and even looked around in, slight, embarrassment to see if anyone else heard me. It was absolutely amazing to see a face “looking” back at me. I almost couldn’t believe it. So, again, I walked to the left of it…to the right of it…and from either side it only looked like a compilation of…stuff. But standing in front of it, and looking through the frame…there it was…a mythical, magical face. After coming to grips that my eyes were not, in fact, playing tricks on me, that’s when I finally noticed the sign. “Our perspective is our portrait”…such a profound statement. Perspective is everything…yet there’s no right or wrong when it comes down to it. Art, like life, is what you make it…it’s what you perceive it to be. It can be a beautiful chaos…or it can just simply be beautiful. It can be anything…or no-thing at all. When I first came across this pile of stuff, it was a whole bunch of nothingness to me…but I still perceived it to be beautiful. But, looking beyond…or should I say through…the obvious there was so much more than what met the eye.

I spent many-a-nights at my quaint little desk journaling and listening to the string quartet outside my window. Oh, how I miss it! “…i want my name to be associated with greatness, not just success…there is a difference. success is subjective…greatness is undeniable…” 5/20/12 #España #quietmoments #thoughts #aspirations #obsessedwithblackandwhites #moody #tbt

I spent many-a-nights at my quaint little desk journaling and listening to the string quartet outside my window. Oh, how I miss it! “…i want my name to be associated with greatness, not just success…there is a difference. success is subjective…greatness is undeniable…” 5/20/12 #España #quietmoments #thoughts #aspirations #obsessedwithblackandwhites #moody #tbt

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Photo by: Colby Holiday

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Photo by: Colby Holiday