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Never Lose Pulse - Supporting Victims of Orlando. by travismakesphotos Never Lose Pulse - Supporting Victims of Orlando. :icontravismakesphotos:travismakesphotos 3 0 untitled by travismakesphotos untitled :icontravismakesphotos:travismakesphotos 0 0 waiting on your day to live by travismakesphotos waiting on your day to live :icontravismakesphotos:travismakesphotos 1 2 Please In the Morning Be There by travismakesphotos Please In the Morning Be There :icontravismakesphotos:travismakesphotos 3 0 this will never become by travismakesphotos this will never become :icontravismakesphotos:travismakesphotos 4 3 the fight and awkward after by travismakesphotos the fight and awkward after :icontravismakesphotos:travismakesphotos 0 0 no.2 by travismakesphotos no.2 :icontravismakesphotos:travismakesphotos 6 4 Untitled by travismakesphotos Untitled :icontravismakesphotos:travismakesphotos 0 1 Carelessness by travismakesphotos Carelessness :icontravismakesphotos:travismakesphotos 0 0 The Sea by travismakesphotos The Sea :icontravismakesphotos:travismakesphotos 3 10 sorry by travismakesphotos sorry :icontravismakesphotos:travismakesphotos 6 7 this by travismakesphotos this :icontravismakesphotos:travismakesphotos 3 0 The Number by travismakesphotos The Number :icontravismakesphotos:travismakesphotos 3 2 You Speak So Beautifully by travismakesphotos You Speak So Beautifully :icontravismakesphotos:travismakesphotos 3 2 Untitled Reduction by travismakesphotos Untitled Reduction :icontravismakesphotos:travismakesphotos 3 1 through      artist statement by travismakesphotos through artist statement :icontravismakesphotos:travismakesphotos 1 4

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Never Lose Pulse - Supporting Victims of Orlando.
I haven't uploaded on here in years, I know. But I need to get this out.



As an artist, find ourselves feeling helpless in times of tragedy. Or enraged. Conflicted.

When Jean Jullien responded to the Paris attacks last November with his Eiffel Tower peace sign, we found for the first time in a long time art unified the community and country as a whole. That was his backyard- Orlando is mine. The Pulse Nightclub attack put me closer to how Jullien felt, and instead of the helplessness we are so keen to feeling in horrible times like this, I wanted to act.

Somehow and someway, I felt compelled to contribute my support in the only capacity I know how: art. I have always been supportive of LGBT culture. This is for everyone who is grieving, tired, sad, angry, hopeless or scared that I won't ever "lose Pulse."

-Travis
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Travis Flack
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United States
After being at a University centered around the enrichment and varied possibilities the camera can produce, I have come in contact with a harsh reality to my own work: I am copying what I know.

While my favorite photographers (Arbus, Tillmas, Parr, Brady, Gearon,  Crewdson, di Lorca) all have a certain snapshot quality to them, but their work in the late 80s or even 90s was really hard to push through.

I am struggling to explain that not every photo has an idea before it was taken, some of them come through the visceral intensity of life; we bring our own emotional baggage when looking at a photo.

This journal came to be by looking at my newest dev:
fav.me/d2tnn72

I took this snapshot of people fighting/boxing in front of my apartment in 2009. I love the colors, but when you look close enough everyone is smiling; except the people fighting. You cant see their faces.

My work comes from the after, the before and the current, and I am happy to share my thoughts.

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sane-escapist Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Photographer
99.9% sure you went to UNF...
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webworm Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
:party: Happy Birthday!
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travismakesphotos Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
thanks!
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webworm Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
:w00t: You're most welcome!
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DimensionSeven Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Thank you kindly for your recent :+fav:s ! :wave:

To follow my upcoming works too, feel free to add me to your :+devwatch: list! ;)
(That is if you haven't done so already... ^^; )
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Bil-Sabab Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
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travismakesphotos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
beautiful
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Bil-Sabab Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
What exactly?
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vbagiatis Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You are featured in my journal [link]
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gothicgemini Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Student Interface Designer
thnxxx so much for the fav
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