Saturday, June 28, 2008
I often hear artists, photographers, musicians, painters, social workers, environmentalists, documentary makers, caregivers and many other people say that what they do is a "Labor of Love". In my field it is every day, and everyday I remind myself if perchance I forgot for a simple second that I love what I'm doing.
Tonight is Saturday night, and I'm sticking labels on promo cards. I stare at the names printed ever so neatly and wonder, what that person will think when they get it. I study their names, and try pronounce them all how I think they would be pronounced. In that, I started to wonder what is it in a name? What's in a name? Ned Martel, Corey Seymour, Tracey Vera, Randy Saitta, Courtney Sava and so many others. I place them neatly in the box they came from all ready to go. I'm excited to see what comes of this. I only hope that someone will see it and take notice. I'm sure some will get tossed, hopefully into the recycling bin. Some will get used as book marks, some will prop up pesky keyboards, some will in inevitably become coffee coasters and yes some will be the resting place for old gum. But perhaps a few will make it. Perhaps a few will get noticed by people who will pin it up and look at it for a few days. Then a wee bit down the road... I'll get a call.. and that will be magical...... On a positive note... perhaps even sooner someone will see it and immediately call. One can dream right???
Love ~ Light ~ Life
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I love it when a whole creative team meshes in the right way! When this happens the imagery created goes to another level. This happened on the Love Child Shoot on Sunday. Everyone was on the same page and everyone meshed so well! This comes from having great creative as well as having a great crew of people helping to make it all happen. I am so pleased with this shoot. It is a new arena for me, natural day light and that SO CAL lifestyle. I'll be uploading more to this story when I can get the edits together. For now here are a few selects.
Love Light Life
Monday, June 09, 2008
Today, I woke up, went to El Porto to surf for a bit, got a yummy doughnut from BEST doughnuts took a shower and headed to work for the day. I was driving into my office. I found myself laughing out loud and smiling. There was no one else in the car but me, and there was just some chill music on the radio. I realized, I was so happy I was laughing out loud and smiling. Now that was a beautiful realization. I think it is contagious when people are truly happy in their lives. Everyone around them is happier. Everyone around those people are happier. Thus really affecting the mood of the planet. That being said, let me be great full some of the things in my life that are HUGE contributing factors to my happiness. I wear more color these days, I love color. I never use to, I use to wear a lot of black. My family, I'm developing relationships with them on a level that I never imagined was poss. Its interesting when you start to relate to your parents as other adults and no longer just your parents. They become close close friends who just happen to be your parents. For that I am great full. I'm in love, this is a beautiful blessing and a major contributing factor to my happiness. Lastly when people are able to make their living doing what their heart truly desires to be doing. That freedom and joy makes it so worth it!
Love, Light, Life
Love, Light, Life
Monday, June 02, 2008
I was pleased to see the school I attended has listed me on their Alumni pages. This is inspiring! I'm happy to be held in high regards, by the school from which I learned so much. I hope to return the knowledge some day whether it be by coming back and giving lectures to photo students or by continuing to offer internships and assisting positions to other RIT grads.
Here is a screen grab of what the CIAS RIT website says about me.
Thank you RIT!