Photographer @RayLivez Inspires Us To GO Create | OGIO #LiveYourGO

Photographer @RayLivez Inspires Us To GO Create | OGIO #LiveYourGO



Oh army lives beside in New York City and I'm a full-time photographer to me photography is just a form of art expression just capture the moment I feel like people faces have a story it drives me like to pick up my camera just take a picture I just let the squeeze take me the city just speaks to me I got the pencil you know nest in my canvas and I just draw in my own eyes I [Applause] started photography back in 2012 and I started my iPhone 5s my hat there for a year and I was just walking the cities I saw people like 13th with this we got a lot of inspiration from him want to be just like him like travel the world and actually doing what he's doing for a living I want to do the same thing I feel like that's when I hit like the brick wall with the iPhone and I feel like I need more my mom and my brother actually got me my first camera was a 6d kinda 6d still have it it's been four years now still going strong yeah it's my baby I just started countless hours just shooting everyday I will leave like in afternoon and come back midnight sometimes one day I would just want to change it up and I never took a ferry before so I was like let me just get on the ferry I want to see the Statue of Liberty it was raining that day and I just saw that I'm just like okay cool I took a picture on all right I looked at the photo and I'm like I seen this before and he I need something new so I made it black and white and I'm not okay looks nice I feel like I need something more and I just added some fog the funny thing is I was doing this on the train going back home and I was just you know editing on my phone then I posted it and it just skyrocketing from there I had like 30,000 followers at the time and I'm like when I posted it I checked it and like I remember saying like seven minutes like 600 likes and I'm like holy cow like never gotten this before and I'm like this is crazy I can actually you don't do something with this one week after I like I'm off from 30,000 to like maybe like 7,000 and then through my journey just cuz of that photo I'm here today doing what I love now I just want to be behind the camera and it's weird to see you know all these cameras falling at my face right now and it's dope it's cool I like it but it's not always great I behind my off days too sometimes you get you can't get the shot that you want keeps me motivated just I just keep doing what I love keep living my dream this was one of the do I just keep it going from there just keep creating the meaning behind relives it's just me living every day that's what it means to me and that's why I created that's what I'm doing right now just living I grew up in Queens for a couple of years when i was kid been through some you know crazy stuff then i just moved out with my mom and my sister went to the Bronx some you know unfortunate stuff happened but my father I was always been into like you know art and I was seeing like life is different I feel like this photography just became like actual you know way to express myself that's what inspires me just art of life myself a gift to the people will be keep being yourself that's number one love what you do because if you don't have what you do you're not gonna succeed in it always stay on it practice every day whatever you do and that's all you need our real name is right near I'll go by ray but my stage name is ray lives if you need motivation guys just look at me and just pick up your camera and go create [Applause]

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