paisleymindfest.

Photographer // Southern California

paisleymindfest.
+
paisleymindfest:

Machu Picchu, Peru.
chasepaisleyproject.com
+
paisleymindfest:

Machu Picchu, Peru.
chasepaisleyproject.com
+
paisleymindfest:

Machu Picchu, Peru.
chasepaisleyproject.com
+
Eye of the tiger.
chasepaisleyproject.com
+
Trigo Rd, Isla Vista, CA.
chasepaisleyproject.com
+
#chasepaisley
chasepaisleyproject.com
#chasepaisley
chasepaisleyproject.com
+
Santa Barbara, CA.
chasepaisleyproject.com
+
I know myself, and I know that based on the way I live, I have much to gain, and much to lose. I’ve been madly in love with the things life has given me, but I’ve lost as much if not more… my closest family lives in another state, I don’t go to college with any of my friends from high school, and the women I’ve loved I’ve also lost for reasons mostly beyond my control.
regardless of whatever might be missing in my life, I know that if all else fails, I have exactly what you’re looking at in this image.
people trip on their college experiences for any number of reasons… maybe they’re too far away from home, or they have unstable/undesirable social lives, or they might even simply not fit in wherever they chose to go. 
who knows. it varies from person to person. the point is, we all have a tendency to get lost in life, to feel perhaps even a little bit hopeless. the greatest piece of wisdom I may offer any lost college kid is this: find a place (isolated from people) where your soul is able to feel at ease. a place where you’re able to be one with your thoughts, comfortable with your personality, and at peace with the world. let this place be your own, and embrace it whenever you need to. you’ll reap the rewards.

this is a photo of Sands beach in Santa Barbara, California. welcome to my place. it’s been a gnarly year (with plenty of ups and downs), and I felt like sharing. thanks for reading. :)
+
Sands beach, Isla Vista, CA.
chasepaisleyproject.com
+
Sands beach, Isla Vista, CA.
chasepaisleyproject.com
+
Sands beach, Isla Vista, CA.
chasepaisleyproject.com
+
Sands beach, Isla Vista, CA.
chasepaisleyproject.com
+
Sands beach, Isla Vista, CA.
chasepaisleyproject.com
+
Trigo Rd, Isla Vista, CA.
chasepaisleyproject.com
+
Trigo Rd, Isla Vista, CA.
chasepaisleyproject.com