Happy Holidays :) I am releasing my book MALE, originally only available in hardbound book, as a digital release that is viewable on your phone, tablet or computer. 108 pages in black and white and color featuring some of favorite photos and models I have worked with over a two year period.
I can’t believe it is almost Christmas. This summer and Fall went by way too fast and the cooler weather seems to have come in overnight. I will be doing many more in-studio shoots and usually dread any kind of cold weather since I like to work outdoors so much.
I have photographed a handful of new models over the summer and fall and am working on those shoots and thinking of how to best present them. I have had a few more companies send me some great items to add to my styling arsenal. One of my favorite new items is the awesome leather duffle bag from @highonleather that I am going to use in a new editorial.
Okay back to work…I am watching Netflix documentaries and editing . Ice cream tonight will definitely be in order.
It’s been way too long since I have blogged and I will re-wet my feet with this update.
I love what I do, but even though I love it there are times when I just need to slow it down and sometimes go on hiatus. I felt this way for most of 2016 up until a few weeks ago. Many things contributed to this and in the end, I did need to slow down. Yes I ended up behind or slow on a lot of things, personal projects were pushed to the back burner and left to simmer or even grow cold. But I had to do that. I would not have been happy with the result if I just phoned it in.
This is not an easy business, dealing with all the different personalities and the politics of just doing work. A couple situations happened that slowed me to a crawl and I had no desire to do anything. The thought of picking up my camera was for the first time, something I did not look forward to. Spending hours in front of the computer choosing and editing photos…was no longer fun. The usually perfect, on-time, bend over backwards, have a shoot edited in a couple days and say yes to everything persona was gone, replaced with…well something I liked less than how the other made me feel. So I have finally snapped out of it, and have refocused and set some new goals and I am learning to just ignore those situations and people, and step over the banana peels constantly being tossed in my path and to stay true to myself and block out the “noise”. I know everyone goes through this no matter what career path they are on and this was not unique to me. I am just amazed at how much I let some of it get to me.
To everyone who worked with me during this time or offered assistance or advice, Thank you. Your support was noticed and not forgotten. I know I wasn’t my usual self, but I needed to figure out who I was and what made me happy first. I think I have figured it out and am learning to choose things that matter to me and not doing it just to do it or to make someone else happy. I am looking forward to this new chapter in the ongoing rollercoaster of life.