Have any of you ever heard of the photographer David LaChapelle? I love his photography because it always makes me so happy. His photos are so full of color and movement and shine and light. I love it. It’s the perfect cure for when I’m feeling down.
I feel like these days everyone is really into that gritty-miserable shit. Everyone is like, “Oooohhh I just love it when characters are complex and nobody in a story is really the good guy. Everyone’s just bad in different ways.” Or they want shows about drugs, like Narcos and Breaking Bad. Or movies about post-apocalyptic bullshit.
Everyone loves misery these days? WHY IS THAT?
The world is miserable enough! Why do people want more misery?
I want to be inspired. I want to feel like I can take on the world. I want a world where the sun is shining and I have a reason to get out of bed! And I feel like LaChapelle’s photos always have that.
So, my tip for everyone today is: If you’re feeling down, just go do a Google Images search on David LaChapelle. You will be blown away with beauty and color.
Because let’s all be real here. We need more light in our lives. We need more color. We need more fun. We need more beauty.
Keep looking for the light in the world,
~ The Dark Horse