I’m going to break with tradition a bit, for I usually am not one to talk about celebrities that I keep in touch with from photoshoots. Some of this comes out of professional courtesy, and another part of it is that I am a bit of a private person
I was sitting in my dorm room at Arizona State University. To my left I had my Xbox on (as it was pretty much 24/7) with some racing game on pause. In front of me I had my future, for I was entering a photography competition
UPDATE: The news today brought word that Aaron Hernandez has taken one last life, his own. While this will serve justice to some, it only deepens the darkness of an already morose story. Below is the behind the scenes of the time I spent with him on set.
It is a story that starts long ago in my life and an accomplishment that words will fail me to quantify.
A few months back I was asked to give a speech for Creative Mornings on the topic of transparency. Since the speaker translates the topic, I chose to avoid the obvious film reference and go a completely different direction; you guessed it, mental health.
Laying there watching the sky as it changes from crystal blue into the black that shows the stars. There is a point at which one can stare into its depths and watch color fade away into quandary.
Photoshoots are never a linear process, but rather a makeshift triage of events that need to happen to ensure that you always get the shot.
First and foremost, I hope you are all having a great day. The first two months of 2017 have seen new beginnings and a return to an old love.
To say this last week was a rough one is a gigantic understatement, in a fair comparison, rarely does it get harder.
There is a progression that takes place in the journey that is our lighting knowledge.
A career in commercial photography is a progression in learning. One that wains when complacency creeps in and thrives when pursuit of knowledge lives at its heart. Having a broad mind in both approach and equipment is the key to clearing your mind to be creative.
I have made an effort throughout my career to keep politics out of my public life as I do not want to offend those that read my blog and have different views than I. Today I am going to depart from this
For a significant amount of time, we started to see commercial photography offer its hand to motion in a way that was formed with confusion and a broad-spectrum desire to please.