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What Is “Originality”, Anyway?

We see words like “unique”, “original”, and “one-of-a-kind” thrown around a lot. It is what artists strive to be. It is how we as artists are judged. It is what determines if an artist is prolific or not. Because there is such emphasis on originality, I thought it best to define originality, and talk a […]

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I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER

As I began taking pictures, my dream was to be a photographer. I thought that I had to quit my full-time job to be a photographer. I thought that I had to sell prints for a certain amount of money to be a photographer. I thought that I have to have a certain amount of […]

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Creating a Mermaid, and Teaching It, Too!

I love mermaids. I love tension. I love anything abandoned. I love flowing gowns. I love water. Needless to say, I was very excited about this picture. Last August was when I first thought about creating this picture. I had the general idea of wanting to photograph a mermaid in a fish tank in an […]

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What in the World is a Fine Art Photographer?

1) What is a fine art photographer? I get asked a lot what exactly “Fine Art Photographer” means. Admittedly, it does have the tendency of sounding rather pompous, but the reality is that it is a fancy term for a simple idea: Personal photography. When I get asked “What makes your photography ‘fine art’” the […]

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The Joy of Nothing

The things we can do with $5 and a little imagination are plentiful. The things we can do with so little are incredible. The things we can make out of nothing astound. We call ourselves creatives, and sometimes our actions show that more than others. I got to thinking about what makes me tick, the […]

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