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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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The Almost Circus and Invisible Audience

Sometimes, we just have to push ourselves. One day I was looking through my portfolio and feeling like I wanted to do something out of the ordinary. I started thinking about things I had never done before: techniques, colors, anything that would present a challenge that I could run with and have fun. About 2 […]

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Creating “House of Floods”

Three years ago I did a practice run of this image by taking a picture of my walls and then finding a stock picture online of the ocean. I composited them together very crudely and the whole thing looked like a mess. I tried creating this picture 4 more times after that, and each time […]

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The One That Saves Us

I created this picture back in December for the purposes of showing at PhotoLA. We wanted a never-before-released image to share as a debut at the show to make it more special, especially since I just had a show at the gallery in the two months leading up to the fair. This was one that […]

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The Tide that Takes Us

The most beautiful thing has happened in my image-making life, and it has nothing to do with business opportunities, awards, exhibitions or success. It has to do with something entirely more important: creating. At the core of what every artist does is to create from the raw and unprocessed material that our imagination conjures up. […]

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New Series: “Fears & Fairytales”

Sometimes creating less is creating more. After looking deeply at my creation process and deciding to take a new road, this is where it has lead me. I have started two new series of images, one which I will write about here, and another that I am saving for a later date. The first of […]

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A Fresh Start

If one thing is true about photography, it is that it allows us complete creative freedom to represent the stories we want to tell. We create because we have something to say, whether it is personal, commercial, or otherwise. In creating, we let our stories loose on the world. We put ourselves out there to […]

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