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    The Search For Lucille

    December 1, 2016
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    I’ve been trying to avoid the conversation of camera gear over the past few months, while I dig deeper into the theory behind my work. But I want to share a conversation going on in my head as of late. 

    Growing up I remember sitting in my room, sifting through my dads tape & record collection, listening to the smooth sounds of Pink Floyd, ZZ Top, Dire Straights & Clapton. I gravitated towards blues guitar like a fly to a flame. I would run from tape to tape, a-side to b-side, at volumes that I’m sure have effected my hearing. Still today I will put on an album and relax to the warm screech’s of the Black Keys or Joe Bonamassa. But there was no one that caught my attention more than the late legend BB King!  Continue Reading

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    “Silence & Obscura” Exhibition Thank You

    I had the immense privilege of being the first solo artist exhibition at the new location of Ferris Coffee, in the Trust building of Downtown Grand Rapids. This was my first legitimate exhibition, and…

    November 29, 2016
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    Magicians & Their Secrets

    I had an interesting encounter the other day, through Instagram, with a fellow film photographer. I had stumbled upon his feed, and was thoroughly impressed with his work. In good fashion I went through and…

    October 19, 2016
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    Overthinking Favorites

    Friday evening Emily and I had an initial consultation with a bride and groom that are considering booking us to photograph their wedding and engagement. Wonderful couple, tons of fun to talk with and get…

    October 18, 2016
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    The Develop Sessions

    With so much of todays learning taking place on google and youtube, the idea of mentoring someone or teaching one on one can sometimes seem like a lost art form in and of itself.…

    October 13, 2016
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    Artist Statements

    I’m in the middle of putting a submission together to have some of my work exhibited at a local coffee shop/art gallery. Its a small series I recently sequenced together while doing some print…

    October 11, 2016
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    Personal Projects

    This is a first for me.

    I’m a big lover of social media! I love connecting with other creatives, sharing my own creativity and all around feeding the hungry beast that is Instagram, Twitter & Facebook. I try to post…

    August 2, 2016
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    I keep killing them!

    I officially have the absolute worst luck with rangefinders! Emily and I were just out in Maine for two weeks of non-stop creating. When we arrived in Maine my beauty of a Canon 7…

    August 1, 2016
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    Push It Real Good

    I am continuously finding myself amazed at certain films ability to adapt to essentially any situation I throw at it. Up until this week my two golden boys have been Kodak’s iconic black and white…

    May 29, 2016
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    Hello Once Again

    I’ll save you the long drawn out post about how I’ve been sooo busy over the last few years, and how it has hindered me from keeping up with the blog… yada yada yada…

    May 19, 2016