While this is an old photo, circa 1978, it's my favorite image that I came across this year. Coppola is a genius and a true American original. When people talk about great artists, he is the first person that comes to my mind. I love this image taken on the set of Apocalypse Now. He looks pissed but equally determined. His manic and obsessive pursuit of his vision always serves as an example of the best in creativity. Apocalypse Now is possibly the greatest American film since Citizen Kane (2001 is close).

When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you're life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again. - Steve Jobs

I hope 2014 is a banner year for all my pals out there.

Get pissed, get creative and make it happen.

© 2019, Matt Wallin. All rights reserved.