I wrote my workshop on connection in the winter, but I can tell you that the importance of connection has been magnified for me this Summer in all sort of ways.
Connection is at the heart of humanity, and I believe it's life or death to our spirit.
Join me this fall for my run of Cultivating Connection, I'm in the classroom with you for a full two weeks answering questions, and teaching you everything I have learned in my decade of shooting. Will you be joining this round? Registration happens Thursday at 12 EST. (It sold out quickly last time, so don't miss out)! Link in profile. #cultivatingconnectionkylaewert
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It's been a while since I've enjoyed post processing this much. Throughout this wild summer I've shot hundreds of photos and shared few. Plenty of scary new experiences and lessons. Equal amount of highs and lows, laughter and tears. It all happened just as it should have though. This feels so damn good right now.
I finally made it out to a few of my brothers sets. These photos are essentially my first experience with Vancouvers after hours. Photographed both of his sets that night, danced with friends, made new ones, learned a few lessons. Real proud of myself for finally sharing some photos and for making it through the entire night. Exiting @gorgomish to be greeted by a new day was a bit of a surreal experience for me. Never stopped smiling throughout this adventure. Finished it with a big fucking salad and swapped stories of the night before.
Life is flowing lately. It's good; really good. Feeling like myself and people are noticing it. I'm beginning to lose count of the times people appear out of nowhere and tell me that I'm amazing, gentle, and comforting. Then in those moments when I'm just going about my business someone always seems to come along when I least expect them to. They just gravitate toward this vibe I have and they allow me to hold space for them. It's happened so many times this month and they always say they've never talked to anyone else about these things before. All I do is try to be present and listen to their stories which leaves them so so grateful. To be honest in the moment it feels like I'm not doing that much at all. But holding space is everything. Never take for granted the people who listen to your stories, your victories, your woes.
To be seen and heard is one of the most valuable gifts one can give or receive. Life is big and friggin' scary but we are in it together. Society will tell you otherwise but our society is complete bullshit. People and the connections we make with them are all that matters. In the end that's all we have. You can absolutely be independent but the reality is there isn't a thing you've done alone. Humans are social animals.
We rise by lifting others.