I have many guilty pleasures in life. I like movies that some people just don’t understand. I have some really bad taste sometimes, but that is why it is called a guilty pleasure right? An example is my affinity for cheesy hair metal music. I love this stuff, I don’t know why, but I do!
It does give a little bit of insight into the way I think. I am an extrovert, I love the attention of being on stage and love performing. I also love the glamour of it all. There is a lot of attention given to everything going on. It isn’t just an outfit or an act, it is a way of life.
My little world I live in is my way of life. This may sound crazy but I don’t live in the same world as most people. Money is trivial to me, I know I need it to pay the rent, but other than that I can’t stand it! I love being in the moment, I love living in the moment! If I never had to make another plan for the rest of my life I would seriously love that! But I know there will be plans to make, I just choose to make as few as possible!
My wife and I went to Hawaii years ago with friends. I remember our friends asking us what we were planning to do the next day. My wife and I looked at each other and said, “I don’t know, we will see where we end up.” Well that is still how I live. I have no clue where I’m going to be tomorrow, or this afternoon for that matter!
My biggest guilty pleasure is my own time. I have lived by this philosophy since I can remember. Money is easy to come by, time isn’t. So therefore I spend my time wisely because I can always make more money, but I only have so much time. This is why I do the work I do. I don’t believe in spending my days doing work I don’t like to do. I see so many people with jobs to just get by. I don’t want to spend my life just getting by.
This is where my love of hair metal music comes in. It’s just about having a good time with life. It’s about passion, partying and living life to the fullest. So if you were to ask me what my photography represents, I would say the same thing! Passion, partying and living life to the fullest, that is what The Average Jim’s Playground is all about!