Five Quotes By Men You Should Get To Know.

Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt use it—don’t cheat with it. Be as faithful to it as a scientist—but don’t think anything is of importance because it happens to you or anyone who belongs to you. About this time I wouldn’t blame you if you gave me a burst. Jesus, it’s marvellous to tell other people how to write, live, die, etc.
— Ernest Hemmingway
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!
— Hunter S. Thompson
For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
— Charles Bukowski
Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
— Henry Miller
The three saddest things are the ill wanting to be well, the poor wanting to be rich, and the constant traveler saying ‘anywhere but here’.
— E.E. Cummings

Proposal & Marriage. The Rest Of Our Lives.

Last year I proposed in-front of a graveyard in the centre of town 'The Hayes' to be exact; To the love of my life, Amber & the conversation that came before it made it so fitting, even got down on one knee, bit of the hopeless romantic, but I grew some balls and popped the question that will set me up for the rest of my life with my best friend, writing this blog post, family members and friends don't even know we're getting married, you're hearing it here first, sorry. Before I never thought I would get married yet fall in love, pretty much the couple who keep ourselves to ourselves, yeah, we don't talk to our neighbours, ha! It's not ignorance but life is such a precious thing, why share it with the world, getting married for our next venture in life, to get our families together for a day because family is such a hard nut to crack, you see them once, then it's a funeral or a wedding. A few months in to being engaged, we've been looking at venues and planning and came to logger heads over everything because we can't decide how we're going to do things, but that's the fun of it all but we drove past a venue we're planning to view and us being a little bit cheeky and impatient drove in there to just have a sneak-peak at it, instantly it's the first place we fell in love with after months of viewing places it's the only place that we had that vibe from, now to decide to have a summer, autumn, winter wedding. FUN! The hair pulling starts now. 

What's not to love about this place? Our inner hippies are coming out here... Ha, I'm excited. This place is in Pencoed, it's called the Canada Lake Lodge. Now to lose weight and prepare my wallet for a bottle green Gucci suit. 


Introduction; "I'll be fine."

Hello & welcome to my personal 'website' my name is Abdullah Yahia, I'm currently 25 years old writing this blog post, I'm a multi-disciplined creative based in Cardiff, (S) Wales. My main love is photography, a camera has been my weapon of choice since the age of 15, you're probably here because you know me as "shotbygoldcut" but there is much more to me than a 'Instagram handle' this blog will be an insight (I hope) to myself; Who I'm still trying to find; My work and much more. I'm writing this 'Introduction' to escape the bullshit of having an 'about me' page but also giving you a taste of whats to come, 'about me' pages have never been my strong point as I'm living, learning and finding myself as I grow, lot of years left in me (I hope) so if I make a change in this world; Someone can write my biography, ha. Change, if I can inspire one or a few to get out and do what they love or get in to what they think they'll be good at, I'll be happy, "this, this is for you, the reader." 'Multi-disciplined' the industries I've been in or you know (sticking to something you're good at) always throw the word "professional" about, I don't determine to be 'professional' as you can tell by my writing and the language chosen, I get it, it's not PG-13, if it's not for you, turn away. The reality of getting people in the professional world to like you is slim, I hold a no-fucks given attitude at all times because I want to be myself, being known is not a goal of mine but to continuously fall in love with what I do is what I strive upon. So with that fine line between being a pessimist and optimist that is sewn into my personality, being 'professional' will never be a certainty. 

So, back to what I want to do with this site, I want to share my work on projects that I'm doing, interview creatives and people who are doing interesting shit, when I first started out in the creative world, there was nothing, no platform, no one gave me the opportunity to make my voice heard/ my work seen, I had to take the hard road but now we have platforms like Facebook, Instagram so on and so fourth. But there is no honest insight to the people behind the mask of 'social media' and with the interviews I want to unmask the creatives and the people behind their craft giving the reader an honest view an honest insight. My personal blog posts will be a reflection on myself, my life, my troubles and my strifes and hopefully come in to my own as a writer, it goes to show, I never had the best of education (partly my fault) but I've got to where I am by learning and working hard, like the saying says "hard work, beats talent every time." Even though being a pessimist I pride myself on being a people person and maybe you can relate to what I have to say or what I do, if not this serves as a memory bank that I can look back on. 

To look at more of what I do as a 'creative' there are links to all my social-media accounts at the bottom of the page, I will use this site to put out casting calls of my projects that I want to collaborate with people on, further insights to those projects will be on the blog, if you're interested in reading more please subscribe to this blog or follow me on any of the social media accounts you see, I will keep everyone and everything updated with anything new that pops-up here, thank you for reading, comments are turned on for discussion, so please support by commenting and liking.