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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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Embrace the Change

This blog post is about hair. To many, hair is a simple enough thing. Some people have it, some people don’t. Some people change it often, some people never do. Hair is one of those rare physical things in my life that is special, mostly because my mom is a hair dresser/crafter/artist. She runs a […]

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Success & Insecurity

So often success comes with insecurity. You have a dream, you work hard to achieve it, and then when you have reached your goal, you sink. “Now what?”, you’ll think to yourself. “How can I stay on top?”. It can be difficult to work at something for so long, or for so hard (or likely […]

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Introducing…

These are the 10 words that I would use to introduce myself. Passionate. Inspired. Empathetic. Driven. Introverted. Creative. Earthy. Dreamer. Vegan. Resolute. What are your 10 words? I have given a fair amount of thought about who I want to be, and how I would like to be perceived. The two answers to those questions […]

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Hello Fear, Please Stay Awhile

If I had to think up one thing that has been the most consistent in my whole life, from my earliest memories until now, it has been fear. I have always been abnormally afraid of everything. I’ve already written on this topic so I won’t go too far in explaining, but let’s just say, it […]

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Make What You Love Happen

Think about a person in your life, or just someone that you know, who seems like they have everything. The perfect career, the perfect house, a great relationship, etc. Whatever it may be, we all know someone like this. Everything seems to work out in their favor. They seem like the lucky ones, the select […]

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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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What I Learned from Children

When we talk about memories and consciousness, and the first time that we can vividly remember something from our childhood, I think back to one specific moment. I was climbing a tree. It had a fence next to it to block our neighbors view. It was tall and knotted and perfectly suited to climb. Looking […]

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The Collective Heartbeat

I arrived in the city yesterday where I spent nearly four years growing up. I spent most of my time feeling like I didn’t belong, a country girl through and through in the city of Brotherly Love. I felt often like an outsider, both disliking the city and admiring it from afar, my best memories […]

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Tips on Exhibiting Your Art

I hope you will excuse quite a business oriented post, though I feel the topic is important and it is actually very fun for me to talk about. When I started my career I wanted very much to be an exhibited artist – you know, prints hanging in galleries and all the jazz that comes […]

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