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

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Usual suspects 

10.9.14. 

Donnel Garcia 

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golden state 

10.2.14.

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Rural Parks 

10.2.14. 

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Rural Parks 

10.2.14. 

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Aki 

8.24.14. 

Donnel Garcia 

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Aki

8.24.14. 

Donnel Garcia 

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Aki 

8/26/14

Donnel Garcia 

5:09 pm  9 notes

I’ve worked in retail my entire life besides my job in healthcare post graduation. Because of all the fashion week images I’ve been seeing here are 5 things I’ve learned about “fashion”:

1. They don’t know unless you tell them: honestly I could tell you I’m wearing an Kanye APC hoodie with Balmain denim in this photo and at least half of anyone would believe it. Otherwise I look like I’m just wearing 20 dollar skinnies, black hoodie and a black shirt from any store, anywhere.
2. Referring to number 1.. Fashion needs people more than we need fashion: what successful clothing brand or designer is popular because no one wears it? Hah. They need people to buy their shit and tell other people about it(which is why bloggers are so important to fashion these days)
3. Be genuine. Build a brand, then build your clothes.
4. Everything becomes mainstream.
5. This is the big reveal right here…How to beat fashion: HAVE STYLE. This goes back to number 1 2 3 and 4. Style is not about brands, you don’t have to tell anyone what you’re wearing if you got style(1+2). Know who you are and then figure out what clothes reflect that (3). Doesn’t matter if you’re the first or the millionth person to wear it, it doesn’t matter (4). Everyone has their own definition of style but style is just the retail word for being yourself. Fashion tells you that you should be otherwise and makes you feel like you have style. Most people will recognize style if that person is genuine about what they wear. Doesn’t matter if you’re wearing Hood by Air or Aeropostale. Everyone looks good if they look like themselves. You feel me?

I’ll probably delete this shit later. But thanks for reading.

God is love and LOE.

I love first because he first loved me
9/5/14 
Donnel Garcia 

4:30 am  15 notes

I love first because he first loved me

9/5/14 

Donnel Garcia 

4:45 am  3 notes

Me and I 

08.21.14. 

Donnel Garcia 

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2:23 am  6 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. 

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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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