Life Lessons Thru Photography

Life is a beautiful struggle

 35mm Canon A-1 , 50mm f/1.2 lens.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
— Napoleon Hill

Be as loyal as a shadow

Chelsea Piers. New York City
Men are dogs. Men are dogs. We got to stop it. Men are not dogs. Uh-uh. Dogs are loyal.
— Wanda Sykes

Light in a dark place

 35mm Canon A-1 , 50mm f/1.2 lens.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the top is a great view with a new journey

If my ship sails from sight, it doesn’t mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends.
— Enoch Powell

Don't be just another face in the crowd

Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good.
— Serena Williams
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
— Coco Chanel


A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.
— Tom Wilson

Be proud of who you are and your accomplishments

I’m a black American, I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. I have a lot of pride and dignity.
— Michael Jackson

Bite off more than you can chew… it might taste pretty good

The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.
— Chuck Palahniuk
The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
— Mark Zuckerberg

There is still a kid inside of you

New York City - "Nemo"
You can be childlike without being childish. A child always wants to have fun. Ask yourself, ‘Am I having fun?’
— Christopher Meloni

It's all about Perception 

Marcella Riley-Owner
Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.
— Jon Bon Jovi

Be a rock star, even if it is not your show

Skylar Grey - Live at Le Poisson Rouge
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
— Og Mandino

Following your dreams may lead to chaos

New York City
Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.
— Francis Ford Coppola

Someone is always watching you

New York City - Herald Square
Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.
— Thomas Jefferson

Money, Money, money.

I can’t promise to solve all your problems, but i can promise you won’t have to face them alone.
— Unknown

Be Thoughtful

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.
— John Ruskin

Enjoy life

The pleasure of living and the pleasure of the orgasm are identical.
— Wilhelm Reich

All the images in this article were taken by Marcella Riley.