There come’s a time in every artists career where you finish a body of work and then you sort of step back and say “Okay…what do I make next?”
We really don’t stay put and settle because as an artist, our skill Continue reading “The Photo Week: Where Do You Go From Here?”
The path of an artist has developed a stereotype for years that the working artist is a “starving artist”.
But what defines a starving artist?
A starving artist is someone who gives up the daily 9 to 5 grind and commits solely to their art. It’s an artist who goes on a whim to Continue reading “The Photo Week: Are you a SMART artist or a FAKE artist?”
Lately I’ve been going through the idea of change in photography and wondering whether this is good or bad.
I attended a workshop for Fujifilm and saw some of the latest X-series cameras. I’ve never photographed with a Fujifilm camera before but I Continue reading “The Photo Week: Is Film Photography Dead?”
Have you ever said to yourself that there aren’t enough hours in the day to create your work?
Trust me when I say I know what you mean! Sometimes I feel as if I have so many things that need to get done: create new work, contact galleries, meetings with curators, sell prints, ship Continue reading “The Photo Week: How To Make Time For Your Art Like A Pro!”
So last weekend I actually did something that scared the crap out of me…
One of my awesome roller derby friends saw me taking photos of a game. She was getting married and asked me if I could help with the wedding. Naturally I assumed that I would be photographing Continue reading “The Photo Week: How To Not Face Your Fear, But Follow It!”
It’s December! Can you believe this? Only few weeks until the new year!
And of course this is the time of year where everyone reflects on what has happened in 2015. Since I have been MIA for the last couple of months I will try and fill you in on what I have been brewing up for 2016:
Continue reading “Preparing For The New Year? Start Planning Like This”
One of the things that I have been exploring a lot lately is landscapes.
I’m mainly a portrait photographer and I love to spend one-on-one time with people. However after shooting the same thing over and over, you kind of get into a comfortable state….which isn’t a good sign. Why? Because you aren’t growing as an artist. Sometimes you just need to put your expertise aside and try something new. Continue reading “The Photo Week: Turn Your Photos Into Art Quick & Easy!”
Has anyone every told you that you are just too weird…and it made you feel bad about yourself?
I’ve been having people tell me that I am weird, crazy, “special”, different…the lists goes on and on. I’ve even had family members come up to me and tell me that they are/were “worried about me” because of how different I am. As an artist, we are considered to be somewhat of a
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There comes a time where artists have to make choices.
It can be a number of things: what gallery to choose, where the next job is going to be or what new series to create. We make choices for the better and to live happier. However when it comes to matters of the heart, things can get a little tricky and an artist can loose their way. Which then brings up an important question: The heart or the art?
Continue reading “Artist vs. Love: How Artists Can Break Your Heart”
Has anyone ever told you that you are “suppose” to be at a certain point in your life?
Here is an example: When you’re dating someone for a long period of time, the questions that’s asked is “When are you getting married?”. When you graduate college: “When are you getting a job?”. When you get your first drivers license: “When are you getting a car?” Continue reading “What A Female Artist Goes Through (& What Male Artists Don’t!)”
I once heard a joke from a man who said “What do artists and coffee filters have in common?” and when I asked for the answer, he replied “They’re disposable!”
I remember being so furious I stormed out and thought to myself that he was ignorant and had no clue what he was talking about. It never crossed my mind ever again until recently… Continue reading “What Do Artists And Coffee Filters Have In Common?”
Have you ever been so focused on your artform that once you are done with it…..you realize you are all alone?
One of my favorite photographers I go to for inspiration is Zack Arias. He is a commercial and music photographer and has really resonated with me when I was let go of my job. While watching one of his lectures on Creative Live about photography and family – it hit me. Continue reading “The Photo Week: Here’s How Photography Can Actually Ruin You!”