Well into the new year

It's been a while from my last entry, fall became winter, winter became spring and cherry blossoms have fallen from above to make room for the finest of greens, summer is just around the corner.

I initially intended to write a blog entry reflecting on the 2012 year and new outlook to 2013, but such a comparison is no longer valid this far into the new year, time just slipped away. Images, memories and the accumulated knowledge from all experiences are carried on to this year just like wrinkles and scars on a leather briefcase that get better with time. Looking ahead over to the ever expansive sea of possibilities, may it be a good year to all, a year of creativity health and bliss.

Over winter a full beard graced my face. The beard was something I never let grow more then a few weeks, and only now realize its the face of the man I am. I am glad I got to meet the bearded man reflecting in the mirror. With the warm weather we have been experiencing and in anticipation of the the coming summer heat, I shed the winter whiskers in exchange for my clean shaved look, lets see how long I can keep that going.

 Funny how there is always something new we can learn about oneself, I encourage you to try it, let your beards grow and meet the new you at least once. 

Photography, If you love it let it go.

I woke up one day, and realized that for well over 2 years I have relentlessly photographed edited, composed, clicked and painted with light each and every day. This fact is by far an amazing feat in my mind and nothing but a positive, but I needed a break. I wanted to step away from behind the view finder for a time, before I felt I needed to, if that makes any sense at all.  I quickly realized that the camera was missed, and the joy from creating images never left me, it wont be long before my camera is glued right back up close to my right cheek bone, scanning composing and painting with light.

Lately I'm back to shooting in more ways then one, I am working on a photo/ video production for a tactical shooting school, reliving and training in that way once again is both demanding and exhilarating. Funny how both instinctive shooting and photography are similar, swift target acquisition, a relentless amount of decisions need to be made in split seconds and in many cases there is no second chance. I find the click much more fulfilling then a bang, but it is a discipline in which if you don't train it you loose it.

The buzz of the email msg letting me know another stock image was purchased is always cool but last month I came across a Time Business Article that was using one of my commercial stock images for sale on Getty Images, this was a special tickle being "Time", so pardon the self promotion tidbit, but I thought it was kinda cool. Always better then to come across my images being used without permission or being passed as someone else's work, which sadly happens as well.

A river runs through it.   Hiking the Billy Goat Trail with my girls on a sunny winter day... Priceless :)

A river runs through it.

Hiking the Billy Goat Trail with my girls on a sunny winter day... Priceless :)

Student to teacher

Teaching Photography at Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts (BUCDIA) in Georgetown was a great honor and experience, but the dismal pay left far to many question marks to jump in and do that more often. Reflecting back at the school program, I cant help but be privileged by that fantastic experience, amazing talent of teachers staff and student, I miss it dearly. 

The Wall52 Project book which I was rushing to complete is finished and in the blurb book store, but will be re published with the right cover and smaller fonts and a missing entry, all which will be resolved with Blurb ASAP, and might just keep this edition change it to soft cover as a cheaper option, I will keep you posted on that.

“Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be”     anonymous