Thursday, August 21, 2008

Draggin' my feet...

It's kind of hard to stay motivated as soon as the season ends. I've found that the "two days" of sleeping in that I was going to treat myself with has turned into a whole week! I think I may actually start to be canceling out the lack of sleep I experienced over the last three months!

I'm staying busy doing other things besides sleeping, though. Assisting gigs, mostly. Piecing together a living, per usual! I am looking forward to working with the great Joe McNally next week when he ventures back up to Santa Fe for a few days, he's always such a blast.

As soon as we wrap I have to get packing for the trip back to Detroit (on the 6th) and then to the Big Apple! I'll be in the city for the better part of a month doing some internships and making some contacts. I'm very anxious to get out there and start hitting the pavement! I also can't wait to see my good friend Nick, who I've been missing dearly since he moved out there in April.

No new pictures for right now, been too busy lately with other things... It's amazing how much of being a 'photographer' does NOT involve actually taking photographs! I promise the camera won't gather dust for too long, I'm already having withdrawal symptoms!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Kacie Comly, aka RAMBO, has a new site up!

You gotta check it out! Kacie is not only an amazingly talented photographer but also one of the sweetest and funniest people I know...

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Last week of the season...

We just finished up the last week of the summer season today. Kind of sad, but also totally exciting. Mostly I'm excited for nights with more than 4 hours of sleep. :o)

This week Kevin and I worked with Paul Elledge and Leasha Overturf from Chicago. I'd been in that workshop last summer as a Work/Study, but I suppose I'd forgotten how amazing it really was. They have this knack for bringing out the super-creative side in the participants, and the slideshow last night was amazing. Black and White Contemporary Portraits. I'll post the link to the slideshow when it's uploaded early next week.

I also did a portrait of Leasha this week that I'm loving...

Shot on a Nikon D3 with a 50mm lens at f/1.4.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

First off, I just finished watching an amazing documentary called "Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light" and something that Avedon said in that movie really struck home. I can't remember the exact quote but it was something to the effect of:

I realized that I was tired of observing when I wanted to be CREATING.


Also, I want to point out that the ever-amazing Joe McNally has included a 'quick bit' about Kevin and I in his blog. You should for suresies check it out. He'll be back in town toward the end of the month and I'm super excited to work with him again!

Tomorrow is our last slideshow of the season. Keeping with (very recent) tradition, the seasonal staff will be presenting a very small portion of the work that WE made during the season. And, per usual, I had to do a self-portrait to lead my portion of the show. So, without further ado...

I call this one "Baby Jesus I Hate Shooting Self-Portraits."