Sean Helmn
Vancouver Island, CA
Nikon D7000

How long have you been a photographer and what sort of gear do you use to keep focused on what you do best, as you photograph?

I started back in 2009 when I “appropriated” my mom’s Canon EOS 400D to document university life. I then started taking photos outside of university parties, wandering around the forests and ocean that surround my town.

For me music and photography go hand in hand so my iPod is a must have. Music was my original source of inspiration before I found tumblr. There would be a tune I was obsessed with, usually something moody, and I’d try to capture those feelings and emotions in an image. So music really helps me get into that creative space.

Tumblr: @deeplovephotography
: @deeplovephotography

Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark.
N’tima  (via awelltraveledwoman)