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Monthly Archives: August 2016

30 Aug 2016

The Importance of Practice… And How I Need More Of It

“Practice makes perfect.” How many times have we heard that in our lives. How about, “perfect practice makes perfect”? In my household, my Pops preached “practice makes BETTER,” because you never really practice perfectly or BE perfect. I have lived by that for my entire life… until I got to college. Then… As I have gotten older (…because I am NEVER growing up), and pursued new endeavors, I realize how important practice is. I was that kid who would get […]

29 Aug 2016

A Whole New World

WOW! That’s all I can say about the last month or so. I have met so many amazing, attractive, talented, intriguing, friendly people and been introduced to so many amazing sub-cultures. Cosplay, goth, steampunk, Latin dance. Wow, I am so excited and SO HUMBLED by the words and gratitude of people I have shot. I was almost brought to tears — at work — by a young lady I worked with this past weekend at the DC Bachata Congress. She […]

24 Aug 2016

“I Have The Best Friends” And Other Related Thoughts

If we have just embraced after coffee or I have not spoken to you in forever — I love each and every one of you! I believe I take it for granted, but I have some of the absolute BEST friends in the entire world. Granted, my circle is very small. But my friends are a complete snapshot of who I am. Funny, clumsy, creative, thoughtful, loving, forgetful, introverted, extroverted, sexy, passionate, grumpy, classy, etc., etc., etc. I had another […]

10 Aug 2016

I’m Never Gonna Grow Up

Get over it. I’m never gonna grow up. But my art and my eye will. I admit, I’m a bit of a perv. That’s no surprise to people who know me. I still have pervy adolescent thoughts and I love my basement full of toys. But I realized a shift recently. Enough so that I felt compelled to write this. Let me preface this post with the fact that I LOVE glamour and erotic photography. The shape of a woman. […]

09 Aug 2016

Gearing Up For The Con

Sounds like an Ocean’s Seven intro, but I am actually talking about the upcoming Otakon convention in Baltimore this weekend. I am so excited and can’t wait! So many people! So much cosplay! So many anime episodes to watch! So many Gundams to build! So many games to play! So many photo opportunities! But before I head off to the destination of fellow anime nerds everywhere, I am wrapping up some loose ends. I have a TON of photos still […]

04 Aug 2016

The Countdown Begins

Seven days! Seven days and counting to the east coast’s largest otaku gathering of the year! I know. I know. I keep talking about Otakon. You’re probably as tired of hearing me talk about Otakon as you are hearing about Pokemon Go or being bombarded with twerk videos… (sure, I like bouncy asses, but I’m a boobs guy…) Anyways, Otakon is so important this year because it’s kind of a benchmark event for me. This is the first opportunity I […]

03 Aug 2016

Just Having So Much Fun

Did I tell you how much I fuckin’ love photography!? Being a photographer is amazing. But the true reward comes from the giant smile that graces my face when I am in the editing studio remembering the vibe or how awesome the person I just shot was. I have to admit, this comes after spending last night editing some photos of a friend I shot a couple of weeks ago. I was in a pinch. I booked a studio to […]

02 Aug 2016

In The Editing Room

I am so grateful that I am able to work with so many amazing people – photographers, models and MUAs. I am humbled that I am starting to build a little buzz and I am even more grateful that I have a creative outlet. Since I can’t paint portraits or sculpt figures, photography gives me the ability to paint and sculpt in my own way. I am sitting here at my desk at work, both super inspired and incredibly tired. […]

01 Aug 2016

Success! And The Willingness to Learn

Hey all! Happy Monday! I am riding a serious high from my shoot this weekend. I am taking a little time to celebrate my victory and learn from the planning and preparation Ip put into this past weekend’s photoshoot with Khrist. Redemption achieved. The lighting, wardrobe and makeup were on point. I also invested in an Eye-Fi Mobi and wirelessly tethered to my iPad which offered a SERIOUS boost to my productivity. Holy shit why did I not do that […]