Immortal Beloved – One of my all time fav movies. Ask me why and I’d probably have somewhat a hard time explaining. It’s the story of Ludwig Van Beethoven, played by Gary Oldman and mainly about his relationship and secret love affair with Johanna Reiss, played by Johanna Ter Steege. Anyway, that’s what’s on in the background at the time of posting.x
I never update. I have good and well intentions to…but I find I can never write unless I’m at least holding 90% of my attention to the task at hand. Wife, kids, dogs…I’m usually not finding the quiet moment at home. Or in the minute chance I do, I’m too busy Facebookin’ it. It’s a problem. I know.
If you’ve read this far, please continue to do so. Most of it makes as much sense as what I wrote above. Most people just come to look at pictures, I just fill in the blanks with words to make it look like a legit blog…and the fact I love to rant on about nothing when I’m in the right mood.
Since my last visit to this blog, I’ve stayed fairly busy. Unfortunately, most of it on the more commercial side than artistic. Luckily, I get much freedoms to do what I want with many of my shoots.
With that being said, the longer I become involved with photography, the less I see myself as a “photographer” and more simply just someone who uses a camera to recreate what I see in my head. Does that make sense to you? It seems perfectly clear in my head, but then again it takes a special person to understand me! I could probably do a whole rant and blog on this subject but…I’ll spare you.
So did I mention before my son started college? HOT DAMN I’m getting old right? (that’s his step-mom over there ->)
Yep, my oldest is now a Freshman at Belmont University up in Nashville, TN. Studying biology, he plans to enter med school and become a doctor. Felt really weird dropping him off on move in day, and before parent orientation a few weeks prior I was totally nervous. My first born, living alone in a different state? Did I give him the tools to get through this part of his life? Was there something I could have done differently to help better prepare him make the right decisions when faced with bad and worse options? I think so… It was confirmed after orientation that he was in fact ready. He chose this school. He did the research and he made the decision. I won’t go into everything I learned during the 2 day parent orientation, but I will say I highly recommend the school. (Belmont was cited as “School to Watch” in 2009 for its innovative programs. U.S. News & World Report ranked it number 5 of masters-degree universities in the South.) (but it ain’t cheap…)
So the eldest is in college, the youngest just starting daycare and the middle in Highschool… Nice span huh?
This one is pretty hot, but man is she a chore to work with! ;-p
Have I shot anything other than fit beautiful women lately? not really….
I guess I’ll stop the chatter and spare you. Not like most of you are reading this bullshit anyways. I used to make commentary about the shoot, or the model or the MUA’s who may be involved, but most people don’t give two shits about that either…So I just write stuff here to look like I have something meaningful to say and accompany these shots.
I should start posting that meaningless bullshit that comes with spam mail. hmmm… Maybe some lyrics? Poems? presidential speeches? What do you suggest. Send me an email and I’ll oblige. email@example.com
For now…here’s more shots since the last update. Probably for the most part in chronological order from above.
…and finally being able to get back to some of my own ART work….
Ana is the first of maybe 4 to 6 girls I’ll be shooting for an art series I hope to show next year. Stayed tuned for more info on that!
I usually don’t share much of family photos, but I thought this impromptu shoot with my kids was worthy…
- …take a picture, It lasts longer.