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My wife, Meghan, really does shine. I would not have made it this far without her. The fantastic thing about our relationship is Valentine’s day is just another day for us. We have nothing special planned. When we were talking about it in the last few days we realized that we have a great life together. We have regular date nights and we spend a lot of time together. We are each other’s best friends.
If she and I were to do something “special” and “different” for Valentines, it would involve sitting on the couch while eating microwave dinners and bicker about the kids during commercials.
I have been tumbling slowly toward total burn out. Dad is still in the hospital. I can’t make that any better. Meg ended up in the hospital for a few hours this week as well. When it pours it floods.
In a final attempt to save my sanity, we lined up A LOT of shooting this week and I have barricaded myself in the studio to work, work, work. Not on paper work, not on filing crap, not on networking opportunities, not on the workshop, not on the branding, not on the web site, not on any of that crap that has nothing to do with pushing that big fat effing black button on my big black effing camera. I’ve nearly lost my mind because I have NOT been shooting. I’m a photographer damn.it.all. Not a bookeeper, web master, janitor, whatever. The studio is TRASHED and I love it because it is from shooting. Up first…. Tyrell.
Coming up shortly for blog posts of their own…. Justin, Daniel, and Liz.
I feel as though my pulse is returning. I’m a photographer. That’s not my entire identity but it sure is something I need to be doing with some part of my life.
More and more and more to come. I’m shooting. Need something? Hire me. I’ll almost pay you to shoot.*
* Key word – “almost”
I’m working on a personal GOYA project about Candler Road here in Decatur. I got off my arse to go shoot some photos to solidify some initial ideas I have for the project. I’m thinking the final project will be diptychs. As with all my GOYA projects, I work on these whenever I have the time, which seems to be never. Candler Road is an amazing stretch of road here in Atlanta and it’s the only place where you can get hand poo washed.
More after the jump…
Just got into Detroit and saw this while waiting for my bags. Some poor soul wanted a bag of chips and got far more than they expected.
I’m getting my GOYA back on. What is GOYA? Get Off Your Arse. This was a personal project I started a few years ago that started strong and then dwindled out. I get in creative ruts when I’m busy shooting for everyone else but me. Today was a good day to get off my arse and shoot some personal work.
Today I decided I would work this technique I alluded to in the last post and nothing is more personal to me than my two boys who never get photographed enough. Cobbler’s children go without shoes and all that.
Diptychs of my two boys playing on the 4 wheeler.
I have some more experimenting to do with this technique. Tomorrow I’ll post how it’s done. Its pretty freakin’ easy really.
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