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When I come home from traveling, I have this bad habit of editing a few shots that I really like, and letting the rest basically sit on external hard drives for years and years, unseen. Ever since I started shifting my focus to stock photography, I’m learning the value of photographing in a series, rather than going for One Shot. I actually do shoot in series when I travel. I just usually pick One Favorite from everything I see, edit that, and ignore alternates that are beautiful in their own right. So when I’m not working on new photography, I’m browsing through these travel archives to check out those alternates, and give them some love. Yesterday and today I started working on photos from my honeymoon to Rome in July 2013. Rome was a place I’d always wanted to visit, more so since traveling to Athens in 2006. Because even…

Flowers, I think, make for beautiful subject matter in photography. But flower photography is incredibly saturated – there are trillions of amazing photos out there, a lot of them are photographed so well, too. But I still wanted a piece of it. I wanted to make it one of my main subjects in stock photography. Because for me, it’s an “easy” subject to photograph, being bound at home pretty much most of the time right now, what with little kids whose naps don’t overlap except for maybe one hour every day. Flower photography is something I can do. But being a creative photographer, I wanted to do something different and started using flowers as a subject for experimental and abstract photography. I’ve got a gallery of the stuff up on Stocksy already, but am not bored yet with trying out different techniques and different filters. The effects continue to inspire…

So… here it is. My photo blog. I hadn’t really planned on doing this. I wanted to return to flickr, because I just wanted a place to collect what I’m working on right now and share it. I kinda miss the old days. But… I was greeted with dick pics straight off the bat. No thank U, NEXT. That ship has sailed & sunk to the bottom of the fucking ocean. Moving on. I plan to basically share, not necessarily new, but rather Previously Unseen or Unshared work (photography AND illustrations – because that’s something I do on the side, too). It can be new work, sure. But a lot of what I currently work on (as a stock photographer) is editing older work that I haven’t edited yet because life got in the way. And I have a LOT of that, mostly in the form of travel photography or…