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Nostalgic End Street.

by Brett Charles S., 21 year old Creative Mind from Cape Town, South Africa

60 comments · 5 · June 8, 2012


Brett Charles Seiler - Blazer Daddy's, Daddy's Tie, Jeans, Loafers, Shirt - Nostalgic End Street.
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  1. Blazer Daddy's

    , in Blazers
  2. Daddy's tie

    , in Ties
  3. Jeans

    , in Denim Jeans
  4. Loafers

    , in Loafers
  5. Shirt

    , in Shirts

Nostalgic End Street.

I’ve come to the place I’ve missed the most. It’s my childhood, the dream I’ve had when I was young. Now, it feels like I have to stop dreaming and start reacting towards them. I want to be an artist and I believe I already am, it’s just that I don’t want to be a suppressed artist that lives in a third world country whereby I have no creative outlets, no work, no internet, no social life, no friends, no one to talk to.

I’ve said this many-of times on LookBook, you guys do actually mean so much to me because it’s as if there’s no one else seeing or listening to me. When I post a look on LookBook, I don’t do it competitively. I do it because it’s the only place I can show-case my talent (well, what I believe is). I’m no fashionista; I’m a photographer – an artist of mediums.

One of my greatest inspirations is nostalgia; I think it plays a valuable part in my life as I have lost so much in the past. This doesn’t mean that I am stuck in the past, no, I look forward to the future but I gain from the past as if it were some sort-of secret power (think of it in terms of superman - instead of flying to save the world, I use nostalgia to keep my inspiration high and if there’s anyone that would know how important inspiration is – it would you guys).

When I was little I wanted to look after all the animals in the sea, exact from my mouth. Then, I wanted to live in a tree house and take care of the animals in the forest. Growing up in Zimbabwe, the environment definitely influenced my decisions in life – and as much as my mother would say, ‘then you should become a VET,’ I didn’t – I wanted to look after and pet all the animals.

I started to grow up, I started to draw. Then one day I went to my father’s work-place. I stood in the middle of the factory, set my cell phone camera on timer and took a picture of myself near the end of the exit. It’s still one the best photos I have ever taken regardless of the quality. I nurtured creative side, because I was always an awkward kid. All I could do was take photos; it was only the beginning of this year that my mother bought me a camera. This was the most beautiful present I have ever received – knowing that it’s difficult for her to afford such a thing since my father passed away.

Before I knew it, I was growing up and forgetting what I wanted. I was having sex, kissing people, smoking one too many cigarettes, getting drunk occasionally. Today it took me back though, I daydreamed for the first time in a while, I thought of all the people – the music in my head. The endless list of the things I want to do. I want to be in New York is number one.

…and I’m sure, with nostalgia, I’ll get there.

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Javi Capuno
Brent, nice look you have in here, great photography! I salute you for that :) thumbs up keep it up :D
Adrian Cano
Wow, speechless. One of the best post Ive seen here! Keep it like that!
Brett Charles Seiler
thank you muchly. it's dear to me
Adrian Cano
the pleasure is mine ;)
Viktoria Beriti
i like the look
and it was really interesting to read the note
Brett Charles Seiler
Thank you so much, it's very dear to me <3
Javi Capuno
your welcome :) i admire your artistry :) more of it D
Jamie Wu
I like ur post and technically i would pay attention all the pic u thing i guess ur pic and the stories keep attracting me is that in some way we have the common....i am the people who also believe i will work in New York some day...not only just work...but also feel like that place is belong to me and realize my dream which i have since i was so young - my initial dream at there.
Brett Charles Seiler
Thank you so much.

I love it when i get comment like these, it makes me feel like i've reached out to someone - that someone is listening.

We'll both be in New York one day!
Adrian G.
stunning pictures and love the story behind it - hope your dreams come true brett!
Brett Charles Seiler
thank you so much - means alot :)
this is an amazing photos. amazing amazing amazing !
Brett Charles Seiler
Thank you so much my dear.
Charles Matthews
dude your look is getting better and better
Brett Charles Seiler
Thank you Charles, it means alot.


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