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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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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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Capture Inspiration Photo Retreat Contest

Ever since having some really intimate and amazing experiences this year with other creatives where we could truly bond over a period of time and learn from each other, I wanted to replicate that situation in workshop form. I decided to start teaching photo retreats, where roughly 10 individuals could spend 2 1/2 days living […]

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My Favorite Lazy Sunday

I love to create. This is no secret. I love taking pictures, editing pictures…heck I even like waking up at 4am to go on a 2 hour car drive to take a picture at sunrise. So today I wanted to show you what my favorite “Lazy Sunday” would be like. I went on a shoot […]

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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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Song Freedom + Youtube Videos!

I love making videos of my shooting process. It is sort of like taking lots of internet friends out into the woods with me to keep me company. One of my favorite things to do is to teach and share how I work, and little videos have been the best way to do that. Sometimes […]

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After Dark Education + Workshops!

Every time I sit down to write about a teaching experience, I am struck dumb with silence when my fingers should be moving hysterically over the keyboard. I have so much to say. I have so many emphatic words to write with exclamation points and smiley faces. Yet somehow, it doesn’t seem like enough. Sometimes […]

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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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Shooting “Waiting to Fly”

  I was waiting and waiting for an overcast day because I’ve had the shooting bug lately and I sometimes get impatient waiting until dusk to shoot. Alternately, I get tired waking up at 5am to shoot in the morning too, so an overcast day was just what I needed! I had some work to […]

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Shooting in a Sewer

The other week I had the pleasure of finding a lovely little spot in my neighborhood park…and by lovely I mean gross, and by little I mean really big. It was a giant sewer where a bunch of algae and dirt passes through. Usually it is gated off, but this day it was open and […]

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