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Category : Photography

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 […]

16 Feb 2017

The Beauty And The Mamiya

Another successful shootout down! I had the pleasure of heading back up to Lebanon, PA last weekend for a shootout at Scott Church’s studio. Amazing space! Even on the second trip, I saw places I have never seen before. Hopefully the third time will be the charm as I think I have managed a gameplan and I plan to implement it on my next visit. Stay off the 3rd floor when it’s cold! I got the opportunity to catch up […]

12 Jan 2017

Art Re-Appreciation and What I Took For Granted In Art School

Yup. I am in transition—yet again. No surprise to anyone there, but this time it’s more of an enrichment than the usual 180 degree turn I generally make. I am attending the Scott Church Shootout in February. A model that I have worked with before and absolutely adore, Jessica Woods, told me that she was on the model list and that she’d like to work with me if she got a final nod. I gave her the nod. She is […]

07 Dec 2016

Year-End Reflections and My 2017 Resolutions Brainstorm

Man, the year is almost over. 2016 has been of year of serious ups and downs. There were times I never wanted the day to end, and others where I wanted to pull a blanket over my head and wait out impending doom. I think my sentiments are echoed for many people. And as I reflect on 2016, I start looking forward to the year to come. 2016 started out strong with several photo shoots! Samantha Shane, Meadow Bosworth and […]

06 Dec 2016

2017 Wishlist. What I Want To Get Accomplished

I should have done this for 2016 to see how many things I can cross off. So, I will start now. Here’s my list of things I’d like to accomplish—professionally—for 2017. This is casting a broad net across all of my skills in an attempt to widen my skills set and put in the 10,000 hours required for mastery. I am telling myself I want to take myself more seriously and become a better artist. Published in a print magazine. […]

24 Oct 2016

Not Getting Rid Of Me… Yet

I know I have been pretty quiet lately. You haven’t had the pleasure of reading my mind-blowing posts and now you feel lost. I understand. I am here for you, my child. Grab my hand. But know that if you do, the things you may see and hear in the near future may be more than you can handle. So, for a LONG time I have considered becoming an adult webmaster. I studied all kinds of sources and had a […]

12 Oct 2016

GEAR REVIEW: LumoPro LP-180

Hey all. Happy humpday! I like free shit. I won’t lie. I have a motive for starting this segment. I want free shit. So, I am going to dedicate a day to review a product. I’ll put it through the rigors of a visual designer and I’ll give you my 2 cents, for whatever it’s worth to you. I didn’t get a comp for today’s gear though. I had to pay for this one. Today, I want to review a […]

28 Sep 2016

In Transition And the Re-Re-Reinvention Of An Imagination Moth

So I kinda fell off the wagon. I guess this was expected. This is what happens when I have too many balls in the air. At any point in time, more are going to drop than I can handle and my forward progress gets derailed. The company I work for is in a disaray. My duties have changed — and while it’s a step up — it’s no longer the fresh path I want to follow… or even rewarding. I […]

14 Sep 2016

My Mission To Be More Productive… And The Procrastination Chronicles

So I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to become more productive and how to generate an income working fewer hours per day. My immediate goal is to double my salary (if not more) before noon every day. That’s what’s rattling around in my head right now. I got this message in my email from Tony at Coach.me and it links to this article that talks about the standard 8 hour work day and how “it takes [us] eight […]

12 Sep 2016

Shoot Postponement And The Ensuing Letdown

I have a cool shoot scheduled for later today. I am going to join a number of other photographers to shoot models with NFL-themed bodypaint to celebrate the new NFL season. Stoked! Gear packed. Ideas flowing. Research of poses done. Lemme check my email. Wait… What…!? “Today’s shoot has been postponed…” FUCK! There’s nothing to a creative like having creative juices flowing and then having the rug pulled from under you, leaving you flat on your back with the weight […]