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Finding Inspiration & Motivation in the Face of Adversity

This week I received an email from a most beautiful soul, asking if I would write about the topic of how to find inspiration when life is getting you down. I’m extremely empathetic and I take on others pain and joy very easily, and after reading her email, I cried for her. And if I […]

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My New Home, Part One

I don’t like to over-share when it comes to my personal life…my relationship, my home…these things help my heart beat. I am a homebody through and though. I love being with my husband above all else, he is my best friend. I love being home more than I enjoy the thrill of an airplane ride […]

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Photoshop World 2013 Keynote Recap

Almost 2 months ago I received a rather unbelievable email in my inbox. It was from Adobe. It mentioned Photoshop World. I was instantly excited because I have wanted to teach there for the last year but never quite reached out to the right person and it wasn’t happening. I had not let my hopes […]

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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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6 Steps to Staying Motivated

A couple of weeks ago someone wrote to me explaining a problem that not only she has, but most likely everyone has had: STAYING MOTIVATED! She explained that she is in college studying art and photography, and she thought that she would feel more motivated than ever to create. Instead, the opposite seems to be […]

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A Tale of Two Self-Portraits…in India

Self-Portrait #1 It was my first day in India. I went on a walk with my friend Amy Parrish who had also never been to India and was eager to explore. We set out on foot down the neighborhood streets. The sights were many and as overwhelming as it was calming. Things were strange yet […]

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Monday Blues

How many times have we seen comics or memes that look very similar to this one? Most of us have experienced what it is like to have the Monday blues, and the culprit is, 99% of the time, our job: having to get up in the morning to go to a job that you don’t […]

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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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Series: “Frozen in Water”

This shoot is all about beauty in darkness. The water, the unknown, and the beauty of diving in head first. I have a fear of water, so participating in this shoot as a model was a challenge for me, but one that I would do again and again. The end result speaks so much to […]

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5 Things, Week 2

Laughing spreads laughter, joy inspires joy, sharing happiness promotes happiness. What made you smile this week? These are the 5 things that made me smile most this week. #1: Vogue Exhibition I was asked by an editor at Vogue to be part of an exhibition with 100 other artists featuring photos from the Italian Vogue […]

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