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East Burnaby, Vancouver | photographer/ writer | all original photographs & written entries | contact: donnelbarroso@gmail.com | ig & Twitter: donnelgarcia

4:45 am  3 notes

Me and I 

08.21.14. 

Donnel Garcia 

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2:23 am  5 notes

Fast and slow

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Thank you for your answer! I was just being a little asshole, but I like that you took the time to write such a thorough response. :D
by Anonymous

No problem! I understand the way other people see that photo or other things like that. Like if I was someone who was less fortunate and saw someone burning a perfectly pair of good shoes for fun I think I would literally shed a tear.. haha. I’m glad someone did ask me that question so I could really explain the meaning behind those photographs. Hope you have a wonderful day, whomever you may be. 

10:31 pm

why did you do that to your shoes?
by Anonymous

(I’m guessing this question is referring to my photo of setting my Air Force 1’s on fire) Here’s your answer buddy! Since I’ve gotten a bunch of reblogs on that photo and people commenting “Why would you do that” here’s why.. 

To show people that they are JUST shoes. I’ve been a “sneaker head” for a while and I learned very quickly what a waste of money “collecting” and buying shoes are. These days it’s even MORE ridiculous how much people are paying for ONE pair of shoes. 500-1000 dollars just to get some “rare” piece of rubber and leather and then NEVER wear them. What is the point of that? 

People and especially the younger generation are materialists at it’s very finest. I know we can’t be walking around naked, we need clothes and shoes but don’t be ridiculous about it. Wear your shit. BUY CLOTHES THAT ARE ACTUALLY WORTH IT and that you’ll think you’ll still wear 2-3 years from now. Take care of them but don’t act like it’s a living thing. No matter how much you take care of these materials, they will eventually wear out. 

On the flip side, there are tonnes of people who don’t have shoes or cannot afford them so why a person like me who has the privilege of having shoes is burning a pair of them just for fun? I used to have 75 pairs of shoes and I donated 50 of them to the less fortunate in my neighbourhood and to people in my home country of the Philippines. These shoes included fresh out the box Jordan’s and barely worn Nike’s and Adidas. Every year I pack up a big box of clothes and shoes for people back in my home city in the Philippines, no matter what they are or how much they costed me.. with them it’s going to make a bigger difference and last alot longer.

Of course, you wouldn’t have known that unless I told you and I would have never said any of that because I don’t need to brag about the good deeds I have done. haha. But this question was ridiculous and I needed to prove my point. 

Thanks for reading if you read all of that. haha. 

7:11 pm  4 notes

11:02 pm  7 notes

I’m all for people exploring new things and doing things out of their comfort zone but more than often I differ from my friends that have chosen to move away from home. I get it, “home will always be home”. I know. This place works for me. You don’t change what works. You change what doesn’t. When being here doesn’t work for me anymore then maybe I’ll move on but I really have yet to find a reason to leave. They say “home is where the heart is”.. well my heart lives here. 

This is where I went to elementary school. I’m happy to say that I still live in the neighbourhood. 

08.18.14. 

Donnel Garcia 

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5:16 am  5 notes

Somewhere in a forest 

08.12.14. 

Donnel Garcia 

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1:07 pm  7 notes

I’m so down for your thoughts. Talk with me. I’ll listen. 

08.06.14. 

Donnel Garcia 

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There’s nothing I can’t buy for my girl that she can’t get on her own. I figure, the best thing I could ever give my girl is, experience. The experience of running through a mountains tunnel, the experience of being in a place where neither of you have been, the experience of learning something new about one another, the experience of being with someone like, you. It’s nice to get my girl things every now and then but I’d rather give her something that will last a little shy under a lifetime.. 
07.26.14. 
Donnel Garcia 

5:08 am  86 notes

There’s nothing I can’t buy for my girl that she can’t get on her own. I figure, the best thing I could ever give my girl is, experience. The experience of running through a mountains tunnel, the experience of being in a place where neither of you have been, the experience of learning something new about one another, the experience of being with someone like, you. It’s nice to get my girl things every now and then but I’d rather give her something that will last a little shy under a lifetime.. 

07.26.14. 

Donnel Garcia 

1:43 am  19 notes

Last year I had visited the Othello Tunnels by myself before it closed off for the season. I promised my girl once it opened up again that I would take her there so here we are. I was hoping it wasn’t going to rain on us and even though the first bridge that linked the 2nd and 3rd tunnel was blocked off, we were still able to explore off-trail. 

If you live in BC or are planning to visit, I highly recommend making a visit here. My photos on this post don’t do it enough justice since we weren’t able to go through the entire pass but here are links to my photos from last year to get a better look! 

Othello 1 

Othello 2

Othello 3

Othello 4

Othello 5

Othello 6

07.24.14. 

Donnel Garcia 

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2:38 pm  5 notes

Got to meet with Jen the other day. Showed her some spots that I like to shoot at around the city. I’ve found that most of my friends that have made the move out to Toronto to pursue anything in the creative field have been awesome to vibe out with when they make a visit back home.

07.22.14.

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4:36 am  10 notes

There is a clear line between cocky and confidence. It’s not always a bad thing to have one foot on each side. 

07.21.14. 

Donnel Garcia 

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5:05 am  22 notes

This is not me running away.. this is me running to you. 

07.20.14. 

Donnel Garcia 

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10:29 pm  2 notes

Vibin’ out with the homie Eric Veloso, who is the editor for Street Dreams Mag . We’re workin’ on Issue .003 .. peep the site and grab a copy of the mag while we still got ‘em. Join the visual movement. 

IG: ericveloso 

07.15.14. 

Donnel Garcia 

loveovererrything:

One of my favourite movies growing up was “The Sandlot”. There’s a scene where the kids go to an amusement park and they have Tobacco chew(if you haven’t seen it, it’s a baseball related movie). They get on this roller coaster and the chew makes them all throw up while they’re on the ride. Hilarious scene. Well, when I was a kid I didn’t know what tobacco chew was, I thought it was beef jerky. I asked my mom to buy beef jerky and I reenacted the scene and chewed the beef jerky and pretended to throw it up. That was the day my mom stopped buying me beef jerky.. Hah. Anyway, in the movie one of the kids jumps a fence to get a baseball they hit over it and lookin at this picture reminded of that movie and then this childhood memory. Good morning.

This post was supposed to be for this blog but I accidentally put it on my other one.. Ya’ll can follow that too.

1:00 pm  3 notes

loveovererrything:

One of my favourite movies growing up was “The Sandlot”. There’s a scene where the kids go to an amusement park and they have Tobacco chew(if you haven’t seen it, it’s a baseball related movie). They get on this roller coaster and the chew makes them all throw up while they’re on the ride. Hilarious scene. Well, when I was a kid I didn’t know what tobacco chew was, I thought it was beef jerky. I asked my mom to buy beef jerky and I reenacted the scene and chewed the beef jerky and pretended to throw it up. That was the day my mom stopped buying me beef jerky.. Hah. Anyway, in the movie one of the kids jumps a fence to get a baseball they hit over it and lookin at this picture reminded of that movie and then this childhood memory. Good morning.

This post was supposed to be for this blog but I accidentally put it on my other one.. Ya’ll can follow that too.

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2:40 am  14 notes

Side Stripe Forever

07.13.14. 

Donnel Garcia 

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s.t.