Hey There!

Hey, its my new site, I'm pretty happy about it. Below are some blog posts, some are somewhat recent, a lot are older but you can see my journey there. I'd love to connect with you more!

Name Your Je Ne Sais Quoi

  Je Ne Sais Quoi is a german term meaning "the chosen one" Ok, now that I have that out of my system we can move on. When I started in photography I would just stare blankly at my inspiration and then use all of my energy to simply not quit. I let inspiration inspire me in an abstract and amorphous way. I think there is a place for that, but if you consider yourse[...]

How To - Black and White

Honestly, I don't do much portraiture, soooo... there ya go. This was a shoot that I tagged along/assisted for, Ben Sasso did all the hard work, you can see his blog post about it here. From what little portraiture I have done though I can give you a couple of fail safe tips to begin with, then the editing part (which will be relatively detailed) gets more [...]

Photo Field Trip 2015 | where introverts become explotraverts

Photo Field Trip 2015. I bet El Capitan Canyon still smells of sulfur and sweat. and so many freaking more...  You know how in Junior High chemistry the only way we learned anything was a crazy teacher putting powder "a" in vial "a" with liquid "a" and "b" and then, voila!, explosions or foam or some other weirdness would come pouring out? Well imagine a rea[...]

Help Portrait Orange County 2014

"...a break for artists constantly in the hustle to enjoy stepping back and into the company of a non-competitive, giving opportunity, where we give something beautiful away because it should be done." I remember being told in 2011 when I was in my first year covering the Catalyst Conference in Irvine, CA that this guy Jeremy Cowart was there. It was a buzz th[...]

Teachers and Learners

I don't think you're ready for this jelly... So, I met Ben on kind of a self-dare to try and be better about meeting up with creatives. I had been/am sort of burned out on the networking end of art mainly because I can't handle a lot of the ego involved - maybe #humblebrag?. I didn't really know his work but had seen some and knew it was good. I was going to of[...]