Announcing 'I used to believe that I could be the next Larry Bird' by David Robert Elliott by Candor Arts

Candor Arts is thrilled to announce the forthcoming publication I used to believe that I could be the next Larry Bird by San Francisco-based photographer David Robert Elliott. 

This book of photographs by David Robert Elliott includes an essay by Scott Cowan and will be released in an edition of 50 handmade artist books.

The release and book signing event will be held in collaboration with Archive Collective at Front/Space in David's hometown of Kansas City, Missouri on July 28, 2017. 

David Robert Elliott — author of I used to believe that I could be the next Larry Bird Image credit: Brittany Ficken

David Robert Elliott — author of I used to believe that I could be the next Larry Bird

Image credit: Brittany Ficken

ON I used to Believe that I could be the next Larry Bird

Words from the author

We all have the ability to challenge who we are, who we are now, and who we are capable of becoming. How far are we willing to push ourselves to realize our perceived potential? How do our failures define us?  How much of our perceived worth is determined by our performance? How many times are we willing to lose before we give up?

I used to believe that I could be the next Larry Bird. This is ridiculous, Larry Bird was a 12-time NBA All-star, MVP three consecutive years, and won three NBA championships. Larry is widely considered one of the best to ever play the game. I wish I could see myself when I realized that I was not going to be the next Larry Bird. I'd like to see the look on my face.

Even as I write this, I have to confess, deep in the back of my mind there is a tiny voice saying "Fuck this, I am the next Larry Bird." I am thirty-three years old, sitting at a desk, in an office, and seriously believing that there is a chance in this universe that I am in fact the next Larry Bird. I'm not crazy. I know I'm not the next Larry Bird, but I could be.

Image © David Robert Elliott — from I used to believe that I could be the next Larry Bird

Image © David Robert Elliott — from I used to believe that I could be the next Larry Bird

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

David Robert Elliott is a photographer based in San Francisco, CA.

FOLLOW DAVID'S WORK AT http://davidrobertelliott.com/