Whenever I have a successful photo shoot, I get this feeling in my stomach. It's a good feeling that makes its way to my heart, as if it were rewarding me for my diligence. That's the one thing about photography that I love the most. I've grown a burning love for my photography and for photography itself. If I am fortunate enough to become a professional photographer; I am determined to stay original. My originality must survive in my photographic journey. It is the one thing that will define me forever. But despite my drive- times are hard, especially for dreamers. Everyday I wake up and say: "I'm dying, I must do something productive with my life. I'm tried of this, I'm tried of the same routine." I want to be able to wake up every morning and say: I love my life. I love what I do, and I do not regret the path that I've chosen. My name is Roderick Palmer, I'm a 20 year old convinced that his dreams will eventually come true; no matter who or what opposes it. This dream will either make or break me. It's a big risk, but it is one that I'm willing to take.
-- “A photographer went to a socialite party in New York. As he entered the front door, the host said ‘I love your pictures – they’re wonderful; you must have a fantastic camera.’ He said nothing until dinner was finished, then: ‘That was a wonderful dinner; you must have a terrific stove.’” —Sam Haskins --