Photos and Videos by @jamieleigh
To Hull. #NotAllThoseWhoWanderAreLost
- 18 days ago via site
I like to call this my "Uncle Rico" pose in honor of Napoleon Dynamite. I was imagining I was weightless, in the middle of the ocean, surround by tiny little seas horses.
- 21 days ago via site
While most just find temporary people to fill deep voids and eventually succumb to the truth that only those who have inflicted the pain can take it away; I have chosen to remain calm and strong in who I've chosen to give my heart. This is over 10 years with a man who has taught me as much as I hope I have taught him. He's still getting used to this whole camera and social media thing (one of the things I fell in love with him over initially.... he lived life raw, authentically, and without pretense. A life while contrary to mine on the outside, was nearly identical on the inside.) Still, I managed to capture a moment of us together here. The moment has since passed, but with a decade already in the bag, challenges and real struggles faced and overcome, the rest is living history. With today's social media, it's easy to manipulate anything you want. A life. A friend. A happiness. A love. You can put all the effort into presenting something for others to believe is truth, but those who have mastered the power of delusion of the image and pretense, eventually watch that pretty image fade and the truth take it's place. I am so honored and proud to have never allowed that to drive or imprison me. This isn't a show for the world. This here is unconditional love in living, breathing form. — with David Fischer at Dunwoodie Place Apts.
- 28 days ago via site
Can someone out there help me with this? Please forgive me if this seems melodramatic, but it was in my mind tonight and I had to get it out there. Has anyone else quietly paused within themselves over these last few days and said, "It's 2014. Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt in his home, and yet the world has continued to turn. It hasn't stopped, tilted on it's side, or become altered in anyway. How can that be?" He was cremated already and his ashes have been tossed into the San Francisco Bay. Just like that. Gone. This man who contributed so much to the fabric of so many lives through his myriad of characters. Is it just me having an overly visceral response to his death, or is it maybe only fellow artists or creatives that have found the loss of this man exceptionally profound. I never met him personally like most. I grew up watching him in films and was comforted by his childlike humor mixed with his turns of dramatic depth and humanity, yet I feel as if I knew him personally. Projection, or a normal response to the loss of any kind of symbolic thing that you grow accustomed to? Is this just the reality of age and time? Eventually, those you grow up with or are inspired by will eventually in some way, leave? Is it the sad clown theory and in this case, the sad won? Is it anger at that clown because it couldn't beat that awful yet ever powerful dark side? Is it presumptuous to feel that he let us all down who came to regard him as a guide through a dark, and at times completely insane world? Is it that we feel betrayed when those we consider immortal and larger than life prove to us that they are in fact just like us; mortal and filled with flaw. Is this just your cliche' 5 stages of grief projected to a more visible person, or is it something more? To you dear void, I wonder.
- 29 days ago via site
Mine before. I love by the way how in all of my "before shots" I resemble the photos the coroner shoots of the dead bodies before and after an autopsy. Gotta love those hard light set camera shots. — with David Fischer.
- 33 days ago via site
Dillon and I got matching tattoos earlier. Both are Angelic Rue Of Power designs with Old English font lettering that I selected. The tattoo artist played around with the font style a bit. Mine has Dillon's initials "DDCF" behind the upper left shoulder, his has my initials "JL" on the right side of his upper chest. It was a design he had previously chosen months ago. We filmed most of this, so you will see much more when I share the footage. — with David Fischer.
- 33 days ago via site
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