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Before They Pass

This is a very personal sentiment that I want to share, in the hope that the basic idea of it will inspire someone else. This past year has been a bit different for me, in that I’ve had some difficult ideas of my own that I’ve had to spend time thinking about and dealing with. […]

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What to Do When Your Boat Won’t Float

When I was teaching on creativeLIVE I shot a boat in the studio. We couldn’t turn all the lights off in the studio so the subject and boat had a lot of unwanted light on her, and I was a bit confused in editing about what to do with the shot. It is neat on […]

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Shooting in a Challenging Situation

The 5th episode of the Framed Show’s “The Concept” aired recently, which features myself and powerhouse photographer Lindsay Adler duking it out to see what we create with the same location and concept. During this episode we were challenged to shoot at Coney Island and our theme was “twins”. I adored this day like no […]

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Walking on Walls

On January 1, 2010 I visited a ghost town. It was a space used for movies a few decades ago, built to resemble an old western town. I was inspired, hugely, by what I saw, despite knowing that it was all crafted to look a certain way instead of evolving organically. It was old and […]

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The Concept: Episode 1 – Entrapment

How do I begin to describe this experience that I had, week by week, when looking back on it now the whole time we spent together feels like one run-on sentence? The time I spent in New York was, quite nearly, indescribable. Some back story…I have worked with the Framed Network several times in the […]

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Floating on Clouds

These pictures have multiple motivations behind them. The first is to continue my series titled “Pictures from the Sewer” in which I take photos in a place that most people would find disgusting and dark, and try to turn them into something beautiful and whimsical. The series is shown in its entirety below. My other […]

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Into the Earth

I went out shooting at such a beautiful location. I have been inspired lately by two things: creating something out of nothing with little to no budget, and working in nature. I often go back to themes that I have for my photography: nature, surrealism…and see how I can experiment with those themes. Theme can […]

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The F Word

If you’ve ever read my blog before you know how I feel about the F word. I don’t say it, don’t believe in it, and don’t think you should either. Failure is nothing more than an opportunity awarded, a chance to be something more than what you are, a second chance. Failure is being given […]

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How and Why ‘How’ Became the New ‘Why’

Education is one of my favorite things in the world. To learn, to teach, it doesn’t matter. I love helping myself grow and I love helping others grow. That is why I am so attached to teaching workshops, giving lectures, and any other facet of education. I have spoken to a lot of different types […]

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Creating “The Way Life Grows”

Last week I was asked on Youtube if I would mind posting a sped up version of an image edit, and so I decided to go ahead and try it out! I made the video for a longer tutorial that goes out to my workshoppers, and that made it easier to make this! ┬áMusic by […]

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