Victor Elliot Powell is a professional photographer with 38 plus years of photographing notables such as the Barack and Michelle Obama, Harold Washington, George and Barbara Bush, and the last five Presidents of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated., just to name a few. His stellar photographic career of working with many top corporations and covering major events make him a well know name in the photography community. Adding transformational author to his list of accomplishments may seem to be a departure from his core area of expertise, but is an extension of what he shares that enable him to produce great photographic results.
In his younger years, Victor was pretty shy and spent much of his time people watching. Little did he know that those years of people watching gave him keen insights into people beyond the superficial. This insight and understanding provide the perspective that he uses in his photography. He photographs his subject in a way that brings their inner selves (their Being) to the surface. Victor’s, “Anybody can get what you look like. We capture what you feel like.” approach, created portraits that were the best reflections of his clients. Seeing the responses from his subject as he shared his newfound passion for Being during his sessions was the beginning of his realization that this concept and his story mattered and needed to be out in the world.
As the son of a lawyer, Victor mirrored his father’s way of thinking becoming very mind driven, needing to know the why of everything before proceeding on a task. His journey from paralysis-by-analysis thinking, to walking a path of infinite possibilities was a major departure from that mind set. This sent him on the quest to find the awaken state where he discovered the joy of being. After hitting the wall of,” There must be more than this”, Victor began a journey that thrust him to a reality that exist so far beyond his mind, that he had to abandon everything he thought he knew to take the trip. Taking the first step was the easiest and the hardest at the same time. Easy because there was really nothing to be done but decide to step. And hard because in a mind controlled existence, moving into the unknown is almost impossible.
For Victor, learning to trust a knowing beyond thought was his most important task and the key to all of the unfolding that would follow. Each next step seemed to happen, just as it should, with all of the supporting elements appearing right on time. The next book, person, or ah ha moment appeared as if they were following a predefine procedure or script. Victor soon learned, that his belief in his journey was the fueling source (writing the script) that brought him what he needed when he needed. (Even though he did not know that at that time) Victor’s journey moved even faster once he released the last bit of mind control. At that point, his mind became a willing partner in this process and created the harmony of mind, body spirit. Everything was now in place to move him into the infinite possibilities of life where he journeyed from nowhere to now here.
Victor now lives a life of Just Being as his driving force. He seeks only that which shows up through the process of being open to the infinite possibilities of life. He shares this through his work, life, and deeds, as a living example of Being in action and expression.
Just Be… is a motivational guidebook and possibility facilitation tool that takes you on a journey of discovering that everything you think you need, you already have. Being is a journey not a destination, so Victor lives that belief to the fullest. Though the pages he shares his experience to help you to find that sense of Being that lies passive within you. Once found, it becomes your next life experience and the beginning steps of your journey to discover the joys of living life through the process of Just Being.