this is amazing.
Blog - Nathaniel Harrington
Friday, April 30, 2010
I don't think I ever have had the right, nor will I ever have the right to complain about my life. I feel spoiled. This is the view from my friend Amber's house. She lives down in Encintas, across the street from an amazing view! I like the area a lot, and love the location where I lay my head down to sleep.
I'm looking for jobs down here right now. Its not easy. Its kinda hard to believe that that the country I live in is in an economic crisis. I see people spending money everywhere, living in huge houses, living lavishly... It often feels like there could be no problems anywhere I go. The sad truth of it is that extreme poverty is mixed right in with the extreme wealth. People are having hard times finding jobs, especially people that can't even afford to have a roof over there head. Its like mixing third world with out of this world rich. I don't understand it at all. I don't think I ever will. And its right outside your door step.
I had an interview with a company this week. I could have taken the job.. I could have sold office supplies, could have made decent money doing it. But, I would rather keep my focus on living a life that I enjoy, because I only get to do this once.
If people only did respect the idea that they only have one chance to do it, and do it right, how much different would things in this world be? I think that the role we all play is so messed up now that millions of people have no idea what or why they do what they do, they just do it cause the system tells them to. Whatever happened to growing your own crops so that a meal is provided? Now its all lost in wanting to make money so that your level of entertainment is greater than that of your neighbors. People don't live in family's, that would be considered dependant. Now in order to achieve prosperity you have to be independent, on your own, striving to make a wage that can keep you alive, or just well entertained.
I don't like seeing it this way. I like the idea of a pack. A group of people pushing forward to achieve a greater goal. Solo isn't for me. When someone in the pack(family) starts to fall behind instead of leaving them there, pull them up. Give that helping hand. How much stronger of a nation would we be if we operated in that way. Each person does there part to put food on the table, a roof over their heads, and a safe place to find solitude when needed.
I don't feel like man kind will ever again be a great race. I don't feel like a tribe will prosper. We have destroyed the ideals that we once lived by. We are weaker because we are singles. It is the degrading of the human race.
It is a thought that's been with me for a few weeks now. I want to see my friends and I do great things with our lives. I don't care if I ever make a dollar again. I just want to change one life at a time. Help someone realize that life is priceless, not the things we have made. I want people to know that no matter what, all I have is my body. The bank can repossess a house, a car, anything.. but they can't take your body from you, they can't take your mind. Keep those things safe, keep them healthy, it's all you really have.
oh yeah... my family has been awesome. They have been sending me love and support, both of which i need. Thank you fam! I guess this is just more dirrected to some comments I've been hearing a lot latey. ie. "don't trust anyone but yourself", " you can't count on anyone but yourself", "i'm gunna watch out for the number one right now".... Seems a bit selfish to me. I'm not into it.
thanks! and much peace.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
When I saw this all I could think of is.. YES, YES I WILL!
I would and hopefully will assist for food. This sign is pretty cool cause he's not asking for money, just the bare esential, food. Food gets you a few more hours, a few more blocks, a few more miles... I think it is the least selfish thing a person could aks for, and something worthy to put your hands to labor for.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Zach was killing it for the last few days that I have been able to shoot with him. We went down to Trestles to help out with a kids surf school. Seeing him jump around and be big brother to all these kids is testimony of Zach and his big heart. He loves to help, and he loves to surf. After we got done teaching he was bookin it for the water, ready to catch his own waves. I was surprised to see how fast he could get out to his first wave and amazed at how many he would get in his session. It showed a lot of determination.
This kid is like a lil bro to me. I'm stoked to see him grow up and put that determination into everything he does in life. I think he will be a very well known surfer.
Below: Zach's dad(Chris Williams) showed us all a little bit about surfing. Watch out kids, this guy will still take every single one of your waves.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Brandon and Add's , excited to get out to point.
A nice left.
The Coastal Tram.
Cordell and Mejia.
This last one is pretty cool. The surfer is Cordell himself with Adam paddeling out. I watched these two dominate the waves for a few hours together. It seemed like everytime one was on a wave the other was getting back out, and they caught more than anyone else. It was a great day watching pro surf on Southern California's best brake. Lowers, Trestles, Ca.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Randoms shots of local surfers. This year has been huge waves and amazing surfers.
Where do I start? Too many photos to know what to do with... I can't complain about it, so I won't. I'm blessed with too much time to shoot, so I will continue shooting.
thanks for looking! keep up these next few days. Its supposed to be rainy around here so hopefully I will have some time with my computer and get more images to you!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Oak St. hooligans.
that is a lot of water.
Gloomy day in the beach cities.
this reminds me of 'old crow medicine show'
And then this bike. Its my new love. It brings me wherever I want it to go. We have a wonderful relationship. I thought it looked very attractive sitting against the life house. Its a good bike.