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So today’s I’m launching my new site, complete with a fresh new blog. Some of your may remember this picture. It was originally posted on my old blog right after I started my job at CityBeat. This is the newest interpretation of the photo. I made it this spring.
I started blogging in March of 2008. I wanted to give people a look at my photography who weren’t typical news consumers. I then moved my blog to WordPress soon after starting it. I did this primarily to allowing commenting on my blog posts. I a lot of posts then broadcasted my opinions, and if those opinions couldn’t be challenged, then what was the point.
My life has also changed drastically since March of 2008. I leave a company, joined a different company and was subsequently laid off from that second company. And mixed in with it all, I started what I hope will be a large part of my career moving forward, education. My primary job now is being the editor of Phototuts+, an online education website owned by Envato, the smartest and most compassionate company I’ve ever had the pleasure of working for.
I’m also teaching IRL at the University of Cincinnati. My love and pursuit of photography and journalism itself has never waned. Yet, I think teaching the crafts has changed the way I look at them.
Enough with the sentimental self-indulgence. Here’s what you’ll find on my site now and in the future. First, you’ll see I have a dedicated portraits section of the site. I’ve been commissioned to do more and more portraits over the years, and I’m very happy to take on more work.
Second, you’ll see a wedding section on my site. I’m by no means a specialist in this area, but for those couples who enjoy my rather different style, I’m more than willing to take on the task of documenting their day.
You’ll also see that there is a food section. Over the last few years, I’ve shot a lot of food, and I think I’ve developed that set of skills along with a style that is appealing. If you’re in the market to have some dishes shot, let me know. Otherwise, enjoy the food porn.
You’ll see more photo sections added to the site in the future. I’m hoping to launch a dance photography section before the end of the year. I also would like to have a music section up by that time, too. A product photography section is also in the works.
And finally, anyone who knows my work, knows that I love film. There is currently a video right here in the blog along side this post. It’s an overview of the Pentax Spotmatic film camera that was released in the ’60s. For you camera nuts out there, I’ll be posting these overviews every few weeks. I have a huge camera collection, so it will be awhile before I run out of material.
Please let me know what you think of the new site and it’s features!
“As a journalist and Hip Hop supporter, I always wanted to include more female perspectives in my writing, but finding a good mix of voices was always challenging. I discovered I only knew of a handful of women in the scene.
But during the last few years, as I’ve been getting out and networking with women at shows, I’ve discovered why Cincinnati’s Hip Hop community as a whole continues to be isolated. It’s a complicated mix of sub-communities that only intersects because of certain key people, and, not surprisingly, the connectors are women.” -Mildred C. Fallen from the CityBeat article, “Where My Ladies At,” publish in 2012.
I had the opportunity to meet and photograph most of the women featured in this story. This is the portrait series that resulted. The story I linked to above is one of my favorite music stories from CityBeat. (more…)
This fun video was made during the Annual Running of the Dachshunds at the River Downs horse track in Cincinnati.