1. i can name on one hand the musical artists that i’ve been stuck onto for the last couple of years, Flying Lotus would be my index finger.

    and i really needed to read this tonight:
    "It’s not death that I fear, it’s being comfortable in a cloud where nothing ever happens.” It’s that fear of passivity….always searching for new sounds, always fighting against complacency and comfort, never resting or resolving itself. "

    [excerpt taken from this incredible Fader interview]

    i’d like to think that i’m constant and that i’m comfortable when i’m grounded, but the truth is i crave challenge and progress - whether my logic and conscious largely agree or not. deep in my core, i want to move, i want to evolve, i want to be a Picasso and paint in the rose, the blue, the cubist, the sculpture. i want to taste, to grow, to live, to touch and feel and always see with new eyes.

    it’s time to fly.



    article by Andy Beta
    photography by Mark Mahaney (killer work)

  2. IN THE HOME, sisters in dad’s chair. 

#portraiture #portrait #lifestyle #lifestylephotography #dustontoddinthehome #inthehome

    IN THE HOME, sisters in dad’s chair.

    #portraiture #portrait #lifestyle #lifestylephotography #dustontoddinthehome #inthehome

  3. IN THE HOME with toothless grins. 

#dustontoddinthehome #inthehome #lifestyle #lifestylephotography

    IN THE HOME with toothless grins.

    #dustontoddinthehome #inthehome #lifestyle #lifestylephotography

  4. digging through my archives and came across this gem. this is an outtake from my #deathportraits series. 
@jessedraper was game for anything, all in the name of art. (I still can’t believe he stuck his face in the water). and this particular pose is largely influenced by a piece titled #solemorte by one of his favorite artists #oddnerdrum. 

• if you want to see more of the Death Portraits, visit my site (link is found on my profile) and visit my “personal” gallery. 
#conceptual #art #artistscreatingart #story #fineart #death #stilllife #boxonfire #dustontodd #film #hasselblad

    digging through my archives and came across this gem. this is an outtake from my #deathportraits series.
    @jessedraper was game for anything, all in the name of art. (I still can’t believe he stuck his face in the water). and this particular pose is largely influenced by a piece titled #solemorte by one of his favorite artists #oddnerdrum.

    • if you want to see more of the Death Portraits, visit my site (link is found on my profile) and visit my “personal” gallery.
    #conceptual #art #artistscreatingart #story #fineart #death #stilllife #boxonfire #dustontodd #film #hasselblad

  5. people are getting crazy giddy over the IN THE HOME fall special. 
more details: www.boxonfire.tumblr.com/tagged/inthehome 

#inthehome #dustontoddinthehome #lifestyle #lifestylephotography

    people are getting crazy giddy over the IN THE HOME fall special.
    more details: www.boxonfire.tumblr.com/tagged/inthehome

    #inthehome #dustontoddinthehome #lifestyle #lifestylephotography

  6. IN THE HOME, where little hands feed us the sweet fruits of life. 

more of In The Home? www.boxonfire.tumblr.com/tagged/inthehome
#inthehome #dustontoddinthehome #lifestyle #lifestylephotography

    IN THE HOME, where little hands feed us the sweet fruits of life.

    more of In The Home? www.boxonfire.tumblr.com/tagged/inthehome
    #inthehome #dustontoddinthehome #lifestyle #lifestylephotography

  7. the portrait of a root canal repair. 

image was taken just moments after she had arrived home from a long weekend of flying down to Houston to reconnect with her cousin Dr Jeff Hanzon for the repair work. 
Jeff, thank you so much for your mad skills and mad love! you’re the biggest star in Texas in our book. ;) 🌟👏💛🎶
#rootcanal #toothpain #pain #rootcanalrepair #endodontist #portrait #ouch

    the portrait of a root canal repair.

    image was taken just moments after she had arrived home from a long weekend of flying down to Houston to reconnect with her cousin Dr Jeff Hanzon for the repair work.
    Jeff, thank you so much for your mad skills and mad love! you’re the biggest star in Texas in our book. ;) 🌟👏💛🎶
    #rootcanal #toothpain #pain #rootcanalrepair #endodontist #portrait #ouch

  8. she said to me “duston, i want to marry you and have your babies.”
and I looked deep inside her eye sockets, I saw her smiling teeth as it stretched across her face, I saw her perfectly symmetrical cranial bone structure - and I knew she was the one. 
this poor girl has been through helllll. (If she’s seen a heaven on earth, she sure has seen the hell.) yesterday she underwent an emergent repair on an unknown and severely infected root canal. Yeah, that means your face swells to the size of Popeye, causes ones body to shake in pain, and they have to dig down into your former root canal to kill the infection. Not cool. Not cool at all. 
…what is cool? …what is cool (in addition to this killer #X-ray of my wife’s face) are the amazing men and true professionals in our lives that continually rally around in support for our constant well being. we sincerely love you Dr David Faerber (dentist) and Dr Jeff Hanzon (endodontist), and feel so very blessed to call you family. 
You rushed through this weekend to take care of my lady, and I humbly send you an outpouring of  my gratitude. In a sea of many souls, you stand so very tall. 
#gratitude #xray #rootcanal #dentist #endodontist #skull #teeth (at Alpenglow Dental)

    she said to me “duston, i want to marry you and have your babies.”
    and I looked deep inside her eye sockets, I saw her smiling teeth as it stretched across her face, I saw her perfectly symmetrical cranial bone structure - and I knew she was the one.
    this poor girl has been through helllll. (If she’s seen a heaven on earth, she sure has seen the hell.) yesterday she underwent an emergent repair on an unknown and severely infected root canal. Yeah, that means your face swells to the size of Popeye, causes ones body to shake in pain, and they have to dig down into your former root canal to kill the infection. Not cool. Not cool at all.
    …what is cool? …what is cool (in addition to this killer #X-ray of my wife’s face) are the amazing men and true professionals in our lives that continually rally around in support for our constant well being. we sincerely love you Dr David Faerber (dentist) and Dr Jeff Hanzon (endodontist), and feel so very blessed to call you family.
    You rushed through this weekend to take care of my lady, and I humbly send you an outpouring of my gratitude. In a sea of many souls, you stand so very tall.
    #gratitude #xray #rootcanal #dentist #endodontist #skull #teeth (at Alpenglow Dental)

  9. while #phantogram and #capitalcities stormed the stage, we danced our soggy boots/booties in the rain - haven’t had this much fun in a long time. many thanks to my friend Jon Smith and the #x96 #bash for putting on such a fun and great show.  (at Salt Lake City and Gallivan Center Events)

    while #phantogram and #capitalcities stormed the stage, we danced our soggy boots/booties in the rain - haven’t had this much fun in a long time. many thanks to my friend Jon Smith and the #x96 #bash for putting on such a fun and great show. (at Salt Lake City and Gallivan Center Events)

  10. i’ve got this soul. it’s all fired up.

saw one of my all time favorites last night, Interpol. 
#interpol #elpintor @depotslc #livemusic #sogood  (at The Depot)

    i’ve got this soul. it’s all fired up.

    saw one of my all time favorites last night, Interpol.
    #interpol #elpintor @depotslc #livemusic #sogood (at The Depot)

  11. ohhh snap. 

sending a huge thank you for your love and support to me, my dad, and our family as we share our snapshots of life and living with ALS. one thing that I have learned from all this, and it is above all - family is all that matters. simply love those who love you. 
I sincerely thank you for being my friends and followers in this journey, for supporting my photography and prose, and more importantly the matters of my heart. my love and gratitude to you all. 
#livingwithals #als #alssucks #alsawareness #snapshots

    ohhh snap.

    sending a huge thank you for your love and support to me, my dad, and our family as we share our snapshots of life and living with ALS. one thing that I have learned from all this, and it is above all - family is all that matters. simply love those who love you.
    I sincerely thank you for being my friends and followers in this journey, for supporting my photography and prose, and more importantly the matters of my heart. my love and gratitude to you all.
    #livingwithals #als #alssucks #alsawareness #snapshots

  12. how can one ever know the sweet without ever having tasted the bitter? I now know. 

#als #livingwithals #alssucks #alsawareness #selfiefoyomomma

    how can one ever know the sweet without ever having tasted the bitter? I now know.

    #als #livingwithals #alssucks #alsawareness #selfiefoyomomma

  13. the shoulders of which I stand upon. much of who I am is because of you. 

#behindthelens #bts #nature #landscape #utahgram #southernutah #redrocks #als #livingwithals #alssucks #alsawareness

    the shoulders of which I stand upon. much of who I am is because of you.

    #behindthelens #bts #nature #landscape #utahgram #southernutah #redrocks #als #livingwithals #alssucks #alsawareness

  14. where the wild things are. 

#capitolreef #redrocks #southernutah #utahgram #isolation #minimalist

    where the wild things are.

    #capitolreef #redrocks #southernutah #utahgram #isolation #minimalist

  15. i scream for ice cream. 

#capitolreef #erosion #icecream #southernutah #redrocks #utahgram  (at Capitol Reef National Park)

    i scream for ice cream.

    #capitolreef #erosion #icecream #southernutah #redrocks #utahgram (at Capitol Reef National Park)