a visual journal and blog

Accidents will happen…

Accidents will happen… This is the first frame from a roll of film I shot with Ginger Paige about 8 or 9 days ago.  In the past couple years since I started shooting and processing my own film again, this is the second time I have had a first frame that was partially exposed.  The…

Don’t Forget to Breathe

Don’t Forget to Breathe I try to give very little direction during my shoots. I like to let the people I work with live within a real environment. To capture what they are feeling and experiencing at that very moment. I’ve come to realize that what I do isn’t something that can always be directed…

Dorothy Margaret Collie

Dorothy Margaret Collie I have had these moments over the past couple years where I have thought about deleting my Facebook account.  I have always hesitated to do it and just end up deactivating it when those feeling come up.  I have years and years of photos and memories archived on my Facebook account.  Today…

Revenge of the Radical

Revenge of the Radical This wasn’t supposed to be the next blog post originally.  For the past couple months, I have been jotting things down in my notebook and putting words together in my head that are now just a saved draft for that eventually blog post.  It was meant to be the first post…

seen things differently…

seen things differently… “The camera is a liar.  It shows everything, it shows nothing.  It reveals only what we want.  Often what we see is seen only from a window; moving past then gone.  One window.  My window.  If you’d been here, chances are you would have seen things differently.” -Anthony Bourdain   I can’t…

con·fi·dence

con·fi·dence con·fi·dence  (ˈkänfədəns) n.  1. a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities. “she’s brimming with confidence” This word perfectly describes Noelle; and our subsequent shoot.  She carries herself in such a manner that you can’t help but notice the air of confidence she exudes.  It isn’t cockiness or arrogance; instead…