The reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Yep, I’m still kicking and am gearing up for something big.

Sorry for the lack of updates. As you know, the weather has turned cold here which really hinders outside work. As I don’t have a studio space (more on that in a bit) it cuts back the flow of new work. I also took a two week break to travel home and be with family for the holidays. That was immediately followed by a week of recovery from my “vacation”.

That isn’t to say that I’ve been inactive. I just didn’t had access to the internet outside of a cell phone while up there and typing an update on one of those with these sausage-sized fingers is nigh impossible.

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Before my trip home, after deep soul searching, I began a quest to find new gear to elevate my game. After a lot of research, I pulled the trigger on buying $3500 in new lighting gear and modifiers for both location and studio work. The above image shows one of four shipments of the new stuff. This was a huge commitment. To be honest, I’m still a little shocked but I’ve accepted the fact that you just can’t quiet the creative drive.

While in New York, I participated in a mind-blowing model workshop where I photographed professional portraits of the participants. The image below shows my set-up for that event. Three of my four new lights are in it with their modifiers and a reflector.

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It will be a while before I can show those images as they are being used for a calendar but, rest assured, they are amazing. Yes, that’s me saying that so you know they’re amazing. After the calendar comes out, I’ll post them here.

Since my return, I’ve been swamped with getting everything back up and running while editing new work I did while home.

So, after all that, I’m back in the Tidewater area, with all this new, untested, gear and making plans.

Now, I don’t actually have a studio yet, but I am working on potential solutions to that issue. As a matter of fact, if you have any ideas where I can get a decent sized space, say 15×25 or so for sessions, I’m all ears. Ideally somewhere where I can do half day or full day sessions once or twice a month. A place that has a bathroom/changing space and power. Something free of prying eyes, both human and electronic. The local studio rental spaces are just too small.

The eventual goal is to move to a place where I can dedicate some space for the studio set up but that’s down the road a bit.

So, for now, it’s going to be outdoor location work on the nicer days and indoor work when I can find the space. I’ve got a few things lined up in the coming weeks, after I finish editing all the work from New York, but am always looking for more. I’m super excited to figure out the ins and outs of the new gear and see what it can do.

So, stay tuned as I begin this new adventure or drop me a line if you want to be part of the journey. I’m looking to do fashion, beauty/glamour, fitness, model portfolio, and model experience work.

 

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