As a part of my recent website change, I also decided to move my blog over to the new platform as well. So please update your RSS feeds for my new location and reference my old blog here.
I've made the leap and am now being fully supported through my photography work once again. It's a freeing and scary process to start over. Not too many people talk about the emotional rollercoaster that you go through when starting your own business, but I am going to be honest about my experience as I go through this first year of change. I'm in a new market, new state and forming a new network. Change is exhilarating to me, but it takes constant reminding of my goals to stay on track and remove doubt.
Much of the work I've been getting so far has been in teaching. I've had so many amazing mentors in my life. My experience with each of them has really made me the person and photographer that I am today. I was reminded by a thought that I've always had about my career while watching Mad Men last night and it is that I don't really think I chose photography, I think it chose me. So as I've transitioned to my dominant work being in teaching these last 2 months I get a lot of my inspirations from all of the people that have taught me the way. Also, I've found myself shooting for fun a lot more.
Here are a few photos from a few days I spent in Philly. I'm starting to play with color in Photoshop on my portraits. Testing it out.