Saturday, June 16, 2018

DADAPRENEUR :: Observations, Opinions, Objections and Obsessions of (Vol. 4, POP QUIZ HOT SHOT)

Pop quiz hot shot ::

You’re a dadapreneur, juggling the crazy world of creative storytelling with a camera and a keyboard and two daughters to boo; a 3 year old and a 5 month old.

[Mine are Harper Thomas and Emma Elizabeth respectfully. If you have boys or a mix or hermaphroditic (probably way out of PC vogue) the story will still work.]

Your wife’s been back to her gig for a couple months now.

That well oiled machine that took so long to grease up, once had its fair share of sand thrown into it when that first baby came along a few years prior. After surgical removal of each grain and a new lube, the machine begins to smoothly churn away, once again. And just before you realize it, BAM, the stork drops another basket at your front doorstep.

It’s a beautiful spring day, Friday, to be specific. The clock nears quitting time for most of the East coast. Your checklist of your day’s professional agenda is bare. The real struggles of parenting this week have overtaken all of your personal liberties.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Fear of a Black Planet, er um, Headshot



Hey, I’ve done much worse with titles. Nearly a decade ago I had a two part series named, “HOW TO SHOOT A BLACK MAN,” parts one and two…

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

How To Write A Screenplay in 40 Days !!!



FOREWORD

Prepare yourself for an abstract literary journey that is this post. Ok, that’s just a fancy way of saying that what you’re about to engage in may be a bit scatterbrained. Nevertheless, priceless nukes of intel are going to be fired your way. Excuse any false Emergency Alerts that may blow up your phones.

Without further ado…

Monday, January 1, 2018

Ringing in 2018 in Philadelphia (Pure Uniquity or Maybe Not)

There was a hot Morning Star veggie burger accompanied by a fine Belgian Tripel on the coffee table…

Sunday, December 31, 2017

DADAPRENEUR :: Observations, Opinions, Objections and Obsessions of (Vol. 3, [another] Stream of Consciousness)

It was the evening of the 21st, December, 2017. Emma, our second, is merely hours old. The first night of four that I would live in room 456 in the Preston building at Pennsylvania Hospital…

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Work - Work Balance

[First things first. Yes, that is the desk in my studio and yes it's a messy space. A, You're seeing it on a good day and B, you are aware of the commonality that some of the worlds greatest minds also produced their works in similar capacities, aren't you?]

With that out of the way . . .

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Vision :: GOLDSMITH and our collateral works with the "All Weekend" debut [Shoot/Location/Look 1.1.1]


Pop quiz hotshot. . .

For this subconsciously AndyWarhol inspired quadriptych, how do you hypothesize these four different lighting scenarios were achieved without setting, resetting, programming, reprogramming or touching anything, for that matter, besides the shutter release?

You didn't think I'd drop that bomb this early in the article did you? Story arcs people. Only in Memento could the end be told in the beginning of the story. I mean following rules has never been my forte but when writing, I prefer to take you along with me on these cerebral expeditions.

However, as for the prologue, the Goldsmith intro, for the sake of the troopers who have read part 1.1.0, and for the sake of my already waning sanity, let's present today's artist and model as deftly as I know how.


So, without further ado . . .

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Technique :: GOLDSMITH and our collateral works with the "All Weekend" debut [Shoot/Location/Look 1.1.0]



That's one mouthful of a title isn't it?

It's been a while since we chopped up pure photographic approach, primarily lighting scenarios sprinkled with some other nerdilicousness.

So without further ado . . .