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Category : General Thoughts

20 Jun 2019

Tackling Lonliness In VR. And The Porn Could Use Some Work…

I bought an Oculus Go VR headset a couple of weeks ago. One of the most enjoyable purchases I have made in a while. I find myself diving into the app AltSpaceVR pretty regularly–for nothing more than shooting some virtual hoops on my virtual rooftop penthouse. A Friend of mine talked me into getting the headset. We met up once in VR and then he ditched me (he just moved and doesn’t have internet set up yet). One of the […]

13 Jun 2019

To The Max And Back. Getting My Legs Back Under Me.

Wow! Just when I think I can’t be pushed any more, I get pushed farther and have to dig into an even deeper well of resiliency. I have pivoted, reshuffled and back-tracked so many times over the years, I no longer know which way is north. I know there are people who have been through MUCH worse than I have. I — by no means — say that my situation is dire. But I’ve been through some shit lately. It’s […]

09 May 2019

I’ve Seemed To Lose My Way. Can Someone Point Me In the Direction of Perfection?

So, this morning while in the shower, I identified that I suffer from a seriously debilitating disorder called Perfastination. It’s a serious (albeit completely made-up) disorder that resides at the intersection of perfection and procrastination. It’s so debilitating that it  keeps me from working on anything until that perfect idea comes along. Only when I feel I have stumbled upon the most mind-blowing design of my entire career that will propel me to the upper echelon of designers, will I […]

08 Apr 2019

You Are Not Too Old And It’s Not Too Late.

This image has been making its rounds on the internet, and yeah, I reposted it. Someone, somewhere, needs to see this, hear this, accept this. After 43 years of life and more than 8 years removed from my last classroom stint, I am once again a student. I registered for an online motion graphics class at School of Motion to help learn some skills and make the transition into motion graphics design a bit easier. I consider myself old school. […]

29 Mar 2019

Double-Posting Fun. If You Can’t Beat ‘Em.

Man, the words and thoughts are spilling out of me today… second post of the day! I was thinking about how uncomfortable I am with being the center of any attention and just putting my life out there. I see people on various social media outlets just baring it all. I grew up in an era of wanting privacy and not wanting to be “all out there.” Now it seems as though that’s the only way to make it. Now, […]

12 Feb 2019

You Have No Right! An Outsider Speaking On Abuse.

I am broke up. I have never been in a physically abusive relationship. I have a very close Friend currently in one, and it’s breaking my heart in to pieces. I don’t know the details, but I know this is not the first time. Waking up this morning and reading unread messages from over night brought a tear to my eye. Yesterday, we had a conversation about some mobile Adobe tools to help her connect with the creative side of […]

28 Jan 2019

Ah… So That’s How It’s Done. Tell Better Stories.

I have seen this video several times, but today it just seemed to resonate a bit differently for me… [ GARY VEE ON CONTENT ] I have struggled with “what do I say?” for a while. My Family gets frustrated with me because I rarely call. And when they call and ask how I’m doing, my response is, “I’m hanging in there.” All the time. It never changes… Why? Because I don’t feel like I really DO anything. I wake […]

15 Jan 2019

On Your Marks. Hitting The Starting Blocks To Career Transition.

I had a great conversation with a local creative recruiter today. I feel like my tenure at my current company has run its course and it’s time to move on to bigger and better things. I have spoken recently about how much I want to transition into a more video-focused role. My current day is probably 80/20 web design to video production. These days, maybe closer to 70/30 with me creating on-screen graphics. I spent a lot of time over […]

04 Jan 2019

Time To Purge. The Chore of Rebranding Myself Online.

I spent the better part of 2 hours this morning unfollowing Instagram “models” and “influencers” that I found appealing at one point in time. Up until recently, I made a little name for myself as a glamour photographer. But now EVERYONE is a glamour photographer. And many of the self-made models are taking better selfies than 80% of current glamour photographers out there. So I made the decision to swim upstream and shoot something different. That transition burned me out a […]

27 Dec 2018

Happy New Year And The Return Of The Brockstar

Can you believe it? 2018 is almost over! Holy shit, 2018 has been quite the ride! please pardon the rambling that’s about to happen as I document some of the big things that happened and then make some resolutions for 2019. One of the big things that happened was a serious loss of confidence in myself. I gave up an opportunity to appear in a gallery show due to the fact that I couldn’t come up with a reason why […]