Project Atlantic. It's an idea that's been floating around my head for a few years now. For some reason, now is the time to really run with it. It's an idea that isn't fully developed yet and I'm sure isn't entirely original. However, it's an idea that encourages, that's what excites me.
I've always been creative and drawn to art. I can still remember days when I was younger, about 5 or 6, where all I wanted to do was spend the day drawing with my mom (who is an artist), listen to music on my cassette player with my sister (Raffi was our favorite), or watch movies on VHS with my dad (preferably old Universal monster movies, Star Wars, or Indiana Jones). Those things inspired me even though I didn't start to become a real artist until my early 20s.
I consider myself to be a few things. I'm a musician first and foremost. I got a bass when I was 13 and I haven't stopped playing since. Over the past 12 or so years I also picked up piano, guitar, drums, and a few other instruments that many would consider to be unorthodox (didgeridoo anyone?).
More recently, I've begun to branch out into other artistic endeavors. Filmmaking is something I've always been a huge fan of and a couple of years ago I started to get serious about it, even going so far as studying it in college.
Photography is another passion. There's something special about capturing a single, split second moment in time. My favorite thing to capture is nature or people in nature. Landscapes are special, God's artwork if you will, and I could stare at them for hours. To be able to capture things like that is something else.
Last is writing, my weakest creative outlet. I'm still learning (so bear with me!) but it's fun. Written text has always been more fascinating to me than verbal expression.
So that brings me to the site. What is it and why is it here? As of right now, it's a place to encapsulate all of my creative endeavors: music, photography, filmmaking, and writing. A place not just for me, I never want anything I create to be about myself. What I want to do is inspire. I want this to be a place others can come for inspiration, to then go and create things themselves, in whatever medium they choose.
With all that said, I don't want Project Atlantic to be forever coming from a single individual. If all goes according to plan, I want others to share their creativity here as well, whether that be with music, photography, writing, or even something completely different. Project Atlantic is going to be a place for artists to share their creations and to inspire others.
Until then, feel free to browse. As of writing this, the site has only been up for about 3 hours. There isn't much here yet save for a handful of music releases, a few photos, and a single piece of filmmaking. The site will grow, it will just take some time.
There are plenty of ideas swirling around in my head that will appear on here within the coming months. I hope you stick around. Whether this succeeds or fails, it's going to be an interesting endeavor.