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Samir Osman has been at 10 events

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Lotus Carroll1,774,472This is the Event for our February Self Portrait Challenge: *Love Is...* There is always quite a divide in feelings about Valentines Day out there, and about Love in general, and we figured that we'd let you guys battle out your feelings about that here on the "Self Portrait Stage" for this Challenge. Is Love Cruel? Is Love Kind? Is it something else? What is love? Let's see how you can conceptualize this with your self portraits! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Love Is..." theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 28th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. I've thrown some of my own self portraits that would loosely fit this theme into an album here: http://goo.gl/zZHbNG Here are search results for "love self portrait" on Flickr, a great place to view fine art photography, especially self portraiture: http://goo.gl/LkptQc If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Business http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 10 http://goo.gl/8k0xXo @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose Finalists, and then 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in February 2015 (EXIF datFebruary Self Portrait Challenge: Love Is...2015-02-26 07:00:00116  
Lotus Carroll1,774,472  This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: *Faceless*. What this means is create a self portrait where your face is not the focal point, or even present... use other parts of your body to make a statement this time. Here is where you enter your ONE Faceless Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Your creativity will play a huge part in getting this image right - as will composition.  Thanks to Community moderator @112528921891703025888 for recommending this month's theme - he offered this article as a good read in connection with it: http://www.lightstalking.com/faceless-portrait Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Citywalker 20 http://goo.gl/TjWfXK * @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in January 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The RighJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: Faceless2015-01-29 07:00:00153  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 28, 2014 Sorry for the late notice but we can still squeeze in a SSP. *Lets keep it simple - No theme this week.* Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from Sept. 27/14 before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Sept. 29/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-09-28 03:00:0057  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 3/13. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 *No theme for this week.* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-11-03 02:00:00145  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. Its been a very busy summer, so I am slacking. *No theme this week* , but I do promise a theme for the next project in two weeks. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _______________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-07-28 03:00:00163  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for *May 19/13.*  No theme for this week.  I want to thank +Jason Jakober  for allowing us to use his fantastic "Selfy" from a previous project as the *event cover*.  Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _______________________________ *UPLOADING* The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  *Add Photos* button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-19 03:00:00158  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 20/13. *No theme for this week.* But feel free to be inspired by; April Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures event link is here - http://goo.gl/2yyYV And this great tutorial from +Tamara Pruessner  Selective Coloring and Textures: Choosing Appropriately Link is here: http://goo.gl/AsgK3 There are 15 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-04-21 03:00:00173  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 10/13. *Theme:* *Film Noir* A hint of mystery and intrigue should creep its way into your selfy this weekend.  Think, moody, dark, dramatic and yes your shot should be in B&W to still be true to the classic style of noir. As always there are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  _Thanks to +Sinead Sam McKeown for her great Selfy as the event cover_ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-10 03:00:00161  
Lotus Carroll1,774,472This is the Event for our February 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots! Here is where you enter your ONE Action Shot Photo Submission. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 28th, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month. _*Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.*_ What is an Action Shot? Show us yourself in motion/action, freezing that with a photo. Jump, Run, Bike, Surf, Skate… whatever! Just be creative, and have fun.  @111397628815301589258 created a great Action Shots Tutorial Video - watch it here: http://goo.gl/O5Isu Need advice about remotes? Read @114435675631396141366's awesome tutorial here: http://goo.gl/T0LvR *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Photo Must Be Taken in February 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantFebruary Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots!2013-02-13 02:00:00140  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *Jan. 13/13.* There is no _theme_ this week. We are open for any artistic interpretation that you may bring to your selfy. *A big thanks to +C.J. Sros for the use (or re-use) of his fantastic selfy from last year as the event cover.* Selfy Sunday is the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-13 03:00:02262  

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2015-01-14 04:56:37 (34 comments, 2 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

I'm baaaaaaaaaack 

30 lbs lighter, and a completely different person, but still occupying the same sack of flesh and name you all knew back when I was social ;)

"Flower of life"

Most reshares: 9

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2015-01-15 22:45:23 (16 comments, 9 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

I just had the most inspiring, amazing, and perspective gut punching shoot to date. I know I said I wasn't going to share anymore of the series until it was in galleries, but this is just too good to keep under wraps. You may want to get a box of tissues before you read further. 

"J" was diagnosed with cancer for the first time at 14. He had a walnut sized tumor on his knee. At that time they normally would've amputated his leg, but he was lucky enough to be accepted for a new treatment. It caused major damage to his knee, now completely artificial, and eventually had to be rebuilt again. His sports career was over. About a year or so later it came back, this time in his lungs. He went through excruciating amounts of treatments, chemo, radiation, the whole gamut. Finally after struggling and being sick from the treatment through his entire teen years he gave up. He told them he... more »

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2014-07-03 04:44:02 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

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2015-05-26 13:06:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Sneaker candid shot from the square dance at Bells Bend Farms last weekend. It felt like Nashville again for a few hours, not Nash Angeles, and it was glorious. Every age, demographic, color, and creed all dancing and laughing all night while a million fireflies danced and played with us. If you ever make a trip to the south I highly recommend finding one of these. It's good to know the country hasn't gone the way of country music and sold its soul. #Roots

Sneaker candid shot from the square dance at Bells Bend Farms last weekend. It felt like Nashville again for a few hours, not Nash Angeles, and it was glorious. Every age, demographic, color, and creed all dancing and laughing all night while a million fireflies danced and played with us. If you ever make a trip to the south I highly recommend finding one of these. It's good to know the country hasn't gone the way of country music and sold its soul. #Roots___

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2015-03-26 02:23:56 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

"Jupiter cyclops"

"Jupiter cyclops"___

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2015-03-23 20:47:25 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

There is a crack in everything. It's how the light gets in.
-Leonard Cohen

#Projecting
#MonochromeMonday
#LyricallyInspired

There is a crack in everything. It's how the light gets in.
-Leonard Cohen

#Projecting
#MonochromeMonday
#LyricallyInspired___

2015-02-14 21:23:54 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Just to clear up an all too common literary misconception, Mark Twain never said "The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco." Fact.

He DID however say that "America is New York, New Orleans, and San Francisco. Everything else is Cleveland."

Also a fact. 

Just to clear up an all too common literary misconception, Mark Twain never said "The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco." Fact.

He DID however say that "America is New York, New Orleans, and San Francisco. Everything else is Cleveland."

Also a fact. ___

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2015-02-11 17:24:10 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

A huge thank you to Asheville for the warm welcome and all the love last night at the gallery opening. To be embraced by a community so vibrant and supportive has been beyond amazing, and I feel like I'm already part of the family after only two days.

For those of you that didn't make it, or might be coming through town anytime soon, please stop by 5 Walnut St to check it out!

If you are in town and want to become part of the project and get prints of yourself I have some spots left for today's live shoot at Soveriegn Remedies. I'll be there all day and most of the night. I won't leave until everyone who wants to has a chance to be shot.

Contact info is on my website at www.samirosman.com

To book a session for today please email my pr goddess at mary@spiritsavvycocktails.com to find out what time slots are available and reserve your spot!... more »

A huge thank you to Asheville for the warm welcome and all the love last night at the gallery opening. To be embraced by a community so vibrant and supportive has been beyond amazing, and I feel like I'm already part of the family after only two days.

For those of you that didn't make it, or might be coming through town anytime soon, please stop by 5 Walnut St to check it out!

If you are in town and want to become part of the project and get prints of yourself I have some spots left for today's live shoot at Soveriegn Remedies. I'll be there all day and most of the night. I won't leave until everyone who wants to has a chance to be shot.

Contact info is on my website at www.samirosman.com

To book a session for today please email my pr goddess at mary@spiritsavvycocktails.com to find out what time slots are available and reserve your spot!

Much love to all of you!___

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2015-02-04 23:28:57 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Who's up for a road trip to Awesometown?

Who's up for a road trip to Awesometown?___

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2015-02-04 22:37:24 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Them. There. Eyes.

Them. There. Eyes.___

2015-02-03 15:12:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

It seems that for some people the idea of compassion entails a complete disregard for or even a sacrifice of their own interests. This is not the case. In fact, you first of all have to have a wish to be happy yourself – if you don’t love yourself like that, how can you love others?

It seems that for some people the idea of compassion entails a complete disregard for or even a sacrifice of their own interests. This is not the case. In fact, you first of all have to have a wish to be happy yourself – if you don’t love yourself like that, how can you love others?___

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2015-01-28 16:13:11 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  the one I meant to post version.

#WordlessOnWednesday  the one I meant to post version.___

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2015-01-28 16:08:32 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-01-15 22:45:23 (16 comments, 9 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

I just had the most inspiring, amazing, and perspective gut punching shoot to date. I know I said I wasn't going to share anymore of the series until it was in galleries, but this is just too good to keep under wraps. You may want to get a box of tissues before you read further. 

"J" was diagnosed with cancer for the first time at 14. He had a walnut sized tumor on his knee. At that time they normally would've amputated his leg, but he was lucky enough to be accepted for a new treatment. It caused major damage to his knee, now completely artificial, and eventually had to be rebuilt again. His sports career was over. About a year or so later it came back, this time in his lungs. He went through excruciating amounts of treatments, chemo, radiation, the whole gamut. Finally after struggling and being sick from the treatment through his entire teen years he gave up. He told them he... more »

I just had the most inspiring, amazing, and perspective gut punching shoot to date. I know I said I wasn't going to share anymore of the series until it was in galleries, but this is just too good to keep under wraps. You may want to get a box of tissues before you read further. 

"J" was diagnosed with cancer for the first time at 14. He had a walnut sized tumor on his knee. At that time they normally would've amputated his leg, but he was lucky enough to be accepted for a new treatment. It caused major damage to his knee, now completely artificial, and eventually had to be rebuilt again. His sports career was over. About a year or so later it came back, this time in his lungs. He went through excruciating amounts of treatments, chemo, radiation, the whole gamut. Finally after struggling and being sick from the treatment through his entire teen years he gave up. He told them he couldn't take anymore, and that he was ready to die. They removed all the tumors they could, and he quit his therapy. The doctors told him he had a year at best to live. He was 17. Then he met the love of his life, and everything changed. He started getting better, and went into full remission. They are still married today, nearly 30 years later, and despite his body being littered with scars from myriad experimental surgeries, he is in perfect health and they are two of the happiest, healthiest, and most beautiful people you could ever know, with children just like them to boot.

It just goes to show that love really can heal all things. 

There are no faults in our stars.___

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2015-01-15 03:41:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday

#WordlessOnWednesday___

2015-01-14 20:31:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Added photos to January Self Portrait Challenge: Faceless.

Added photos to January Self Portrait Challenge: Faceless.___

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2015-01-14 17:02:03 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Woodpile 2: A new beginning

The old days were fun, and sure that guy will be missed by some, but gladly those days are over. The guy you all call(ed) Woodpile is no more, and the kind of shenanigans he was known for have been thrown in the fire, the wood reduced to ashes, the ashes not even smoldering anymore. I had to turn my back on him, and that way of life. 

I'm still fun. I'm even more fun now, just in a very different way. But I've dedicated my new life as a lone wolf to helping others and making art that changes people's perceptions, both of themselves and of society's soul crushing doling out of shame, guilt, and degradation. Every person has so much beauty and love in them, and I've made it my life's work to do any and everything I can to help them find it and love and accept themselves for who and what they are, not who they are told they... more »

Woodpile 2: A new beginning

The old days were fun, and sure that guy will be missed by some, but gladly those days are over. The guy you all call(ed) Woodpile is no more, and the kind of shenanigans he was known for have been thrown in the fire, the wood reduced to ashes, the ashes not even smoldering anymore. I had to turn my back on him, and that way of life. 

I'm still fun. I'm even more fun now, just in a very different way. But I've dedicated my new life as a lone wolf to helping others and making art that changes people's perceptions, both of themselves and of society's soul crushing doling out of shame, guilt, and degradation. Every person has so much beauty and love in them, and I've made it my life's work to do any and everything I can to help them find it and love and accept themselves for who and what they are, not who they are told they are "supposed" to be. 

"If everyone likes you, you're doing something wrong"

#ExtraWabiSabi  please.___

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2015-01-14 04:56:37 (34 comments, 2 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

I'm baaaaaaaaaack 

30 lbs lighter, and a completely different person, but still occupying the same sack of flesh and name you all knew back when I was social ;)

"Flower of life"

I'm baaaaaaaaaack 

30 lbs lighter, and a completely different person, but still occupying the same sack of flesh and name you all knew back when I was social ;)

"Flower of life"___

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2015-01-12 18:20:50 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Attack of the Clones

#monochromemonday  

Attack of the Clones

#monochromemonday  ___

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2015-01-04 16:43:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

You guys know I never reshare others work, but this is just too perfect a moment not to.

___You guys know I never reshare others work, but this is just too perfect a moment not to.

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2015-01-02 18:31:50 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Hey everyone. Please check out this link. And a huge thanks to everyone who has helped so far. All the shares, word of mouth, and offers to model have been overwhelming and the stories have blown me away. 

Happy new year to you guys! It's going to be an amazing one!

Hey everyone. Please check out this link. And a huge thanks to everyone who has helped so far. All the shares, word of mouth, and offers to model have been overwhelming and the stories have blown me away. 

Happy new year to you guys! It's going to be an amazing one!___

2014-12-30 22:39:20 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Does anyone have a recommendation on framing photography for a gallery show on the cheap? I need frames, mats, and glass for 20 pieces. 10 16x20" prints and 10 10x14, all with a 3"+ border mat and frames (20x24" and 14x18") including glass (can be plexi).

Thanks!

Does anyone have a recommendation on framing photography for a gallery show on the cheap? I need frames, mats, and glass for 20 pieces. 10 16x20" prints and 10 10x14, all with a 3"+ border mat and frames (20x24" and 14x18") including glass (can be plexi).

Thanks!___

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2014-12-28 17:33:10 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Happy Sunday mornin' coming down, Gogglies!

If you guys haven't heard on on that other place of social media I'm working on a project that I'm immensely proud of, and the first gallery show is opening February 1st (details to be released soon). I just wanted to give you all a  little sneak peek into #ScarSearch  and tell you a little about it. 

I've spent the last year doing an unfathomable amount of healing and introspection. I've changed just about every aspect of my life, internal and otherwise, and dedicated myself to service of others. Much of the work I've done has been facing life long battles with self image, addiction, depression, and acceptance. I've made a connection with what/whom some call "god," I've seen the universe in a whole new light, and I've learned that we all have beauty and love within us, and no amount ofab... more »

Happy Sunday mornin' coming down, Gogglies!

If you guys haven't heard on on that other place of social media I'm working on a project that I'm immensely proud of, and the first gallery show is opening February 1st (details to be released soon). I just wanted to give you all a  little sneak peek into #ScarSearch  and tell you a little about it. 

I've spent the last year doing an unfathomable amount of healing and introspection. I've changed just about every aspect of my life, internal and otherwise, and dedicated myself to service of others. Much of the work I've done has been facing life long battles with self image, addiction, depression, and acceptance. I've made a connection with what/whom some call "god," I've seen the universe in a whole new light, and I've learned that we all have beauty and love within us, and no amount of abuse, self doubt, or uncontrollable circumstance can take that away from us. That's where the idea for this project came from. It's part portrait series, part therapy (for myself and my subjects both), and part storytelling. But more than anything else it's the beginnings of a road to self love and acceptance for those who have been through more than many could handle. Society has told them, and me, that these things are flaws or something we should be ashamed of. I couldn't disagree more, so I set out to find brave souls to bear their scars for the world to see and the response has been overwhelming and beyond inspiring. Some are physical scars, some emotional, but the toll it has taken has been the same, and it's time these beautiful people were able to hold their head high and love themselves for who they are, and see their scars as badges of courage, honor, strength, and resilience. 

I hope that the show comes through your town, or somewhere close, but if not at the end of the tour there will be a book released later this year with more in depth accounting of the stories behind the scars themselves, and the amazing people that offered their hearts and bodies to help others find the beauty in themselves. 

Here are a couple of shots that will be in the show. 

I hope you all know how beautiful and worthy you are. Each and every one of you are one point of light that makes up a galaxy of love. Don't ever let anyone tell you differently.

Love you guys!___

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2014-12-27 05:06:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Feeling feely Friday a thing yet?

Feeling feely Friday a thing yet?___

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2014-12-24 19:55:03 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Meanwhile, down on the farm, some brown feller spent his year learnin. 

Meanwhile, down on the farm, some brown feller spent his year learnin. ___

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2014-10-27 23:25:21 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Burgess Falls State Park. Because Fall. 

Burgess Falls State Park. Because Fall. ___

2014-10-23 16:10:58 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Hey Nashville!

I have a gallery show tonight at the Cannery ballroom from 7-11. It's my first show and I'm unveiling some really awesome stuff for the first time.

Hope you can all make it for my maiden voyage. From here, the WORLD!

Love you guys!

Let's do this damn thing.

#DreamChasing

Hey Nashville!

I have a gallery show tonight at the Cannery ballroom from 7-11. It's my first show and I'm unveiling some really awesome stuff for the first time.

Hope you can all make it for my maiden voyage. From here, the WORLD!

Love you guys!

Let's do this damn thing.

#DreamChasing___

2014-09-30 02:17:41 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I need your help photografriends! I have a gallery show coming up next month and I want to take prints for sale but I have no idea where the best place to get cellophane sheaths to put the prints in would be. I can get the cardboard to go in there, but it's the plastic to put that in that I'm not sure about. 

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

I need your help photografriends! I have a gallery show coming up next month and I want to take prints for sale but I have no idea where the best place to get cellophane sheaths to put the prints in would be. I can get the cardboard to go in there, but it's the plastic to put that in that I'm not sure about. 

Any suggestions?

Thanks!___

2014-09-28 02:20:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Added photos to The Selfy Sunday Project.

Added photos to The Selfy Sunday Project.___

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2014-08-31 03:00:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Gatsby's Ghost

Those of you who know me well enough know that I'm a helpless hopeless romantic to put it mildly, so obviously The Great Gatsby speaks to me on a very deep level. It's only right that my neighbors across the street have a green light on the porch. Every time it rains like it does here in the south my street turns into a river, and I feel like the Great one one himself. Tonight his ghost decided to show up on film. Those aren't tree limbs. I have a clear view of the light itself.

I think works for #FreakyFriday  

Life is is so freaking awesome. 

Gatsby's Ghost

Those of you who know me well enough know that I'm a helpless hopeless romantic to put it mildly, so obviously The Great Gatsby speaks to me on a very deep level. It's only right that my neighbors across the street have a green light on the porch. Every time it rains like it does here in the south my street turns into a river, and I feel like the Great one one himself. Tonight his ghost decided to show up on film. Those aren't tree limbs. I have a clear view of the light itself.

I think works for #FreakyFriday  

Life is is so freaking awesome. ___

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2014-08-03 22:27:33 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

My oldest is not just a crazy talented musician and overall awesome guy (and really really good looking to boot) he's also quite skilled with this new fangled thingymajigger called a kendama.

My oldest is not just a crazy talented musician and overall awesome guy (and really really good looking to boot) he's also quite skilled with this new fangled thingymajigger called a kendama.___

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2014-07-26 16:00:26 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

The elusive Bon Vivant in its natural habitat.

The elusive Bon Vivant in its natural habitat.___

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2014-07-25 03:06:58 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

This. Period. Full stop. Well worth the time.

This. Period. Full stop. Well worth the time.___

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2014-07-24 19:00:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I had an absolute blast working for #Krug champagne last week in NOLA for Tales of the Cocktail. Here's a handful of my favorite shots from the week.

I had an absolute blast working for #Krug champagne last week in NOLA for Tales of the Cocktail. Here's a handful of my favorite shots from the week.___

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2014-07-23 18:09:17 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday

more like #Speechless  

#WordlessOnWednesday

more like #Speechless  ___

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2014-07-21 21:39:47 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

#MonochromeMonday from New Orleans last week.

#MonochromeMonday from New Orleans last week.___

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2014-07-03 04:44:02 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2014-06-27 05:10:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#YachtRockinToddler

My kids are the coolest of all time. Just sayin. 

#YachtRockinToddler

My kids are the coolest of all time. Just sayin. ___

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2014-06-26 04:37:11 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Peace, love, and Jesco.

#DancinOutlaw
#OnlyInNashville

Peace, love, and Jesco.

#DancinOutlaw
#OnlyInNashville___

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2014-05-29 06:59:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2014-05-21 01:32:22 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Called up my old fried +Gilmar Smith to see if we could catch up while I'm in Orlando staying with my cousin since I knew she lived in the same town. Turns out she moved. A few buildings away in the same freakin complex. I love life. 

Called up my old fried +Gilmar Smith to see if we could catch up while I'm in Orlando staying with my cousin since I knew she lived in the same town. Turns out she moved. A few buildings away in the same freakin complex. I love life. ___

2014-04-27 23:53:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Added photos to The Selfy Sunday Project.

Added photos to The Selfy Sunday Project.___

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2014-04-12 06:30:57 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

My little baby boy has become a HUGE little man overnight. 13 years old and already 6' and sharing my shoes and shirts. It never ceases to amaze me how amazing this dude is.

#ProudPapa
#SanFranpsycho

My little baby boy has become a HUGE little man overnight. 13 years old and already 6' and sharing my shoes and shirts. It never ceases to amaze me how amazing this dude is.

#ProudPapa
#SanFranpsycho___

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2014-04-10 21:14:37 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Walking on water.

During my morning meditation at the Japanese Tea Garden in SF.

Yes it's a hipster shot. I'm aware.

#BeGentleHonestAndFearless
#BeTheChange
#BeTheLight

Walking on water.

During my morning meditation at the Japanese Tea Garden in SF.

Yes it's a hipster shot. I'm aware.

#BeGentleHonestAndFearless
#BeTheChange
#BeTheLight___

2014-04-05 17:22:23 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Hey SFers. I'll be in the Bay for the next few days. I'm booked solid with meetings and research until Monday afternoon and then it relaxes a little, but I should be able to squeeze in some personal stuff too, so let me know what's happening and where you'll all be. It'd be great to even grab a hug and a hi if we can't find more time.

Please plus in anyone you think might be interested.

Thanks!

Hey SFers. I'll be in the Bay for the next few days. I'm booked solid with meetings and research until Monday afternoon and then it relaxes a little, but I should be able to squeeze in some personal stuff too, so let me know what's happening and where you'll all be. It'd be great to even grab a hug and a hi if we can't find more time.

Please plus in anyone you think might be interested.

Thanks!___

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2014-04-04 21:30:16 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

#FloralFriday shot from the Portland Japanese Garden this morning.

"Light amongst the darkness"
 Something we should all strive to be. It's a great feeling.

#FloralFriday shot from the Portland Japanese Garden this morning.

"Light amongst the darkness"
 Something we should all strive to be. It's a great feeling.___

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2014-04-04 14:06:37 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

In the last 6 months I've had two major spiritual/emotional breakthroughs that coincided with major life changes. BOTH times, the first one six months ago, and the second a couple days ago, my "third eye" has developed a dry flaky patch as if it were shedding skin. I've had monumental growth throughout that period, but in much smaller and evenly transitioned increments, but the two "holy shit epiphanies" have both caused the first two dry patches of skin of my life. Seriously. It's never happened before. I'm not gonna start getting all mystic or hoodoo voodoo guru on you, but that sure doesn't seem like happenstance to me.

Let go and let love. It's really that simple.

I hope each and every one of you have the chance to reflect inward long enough to be hit in the face with same brick of light that I have. My life is so beautiful and blessed... more »

In the last 6 months I've had two major spiritual/emotional breakthroughs that coincided with major life changes. BOTH times, the first one six months ago, and the second a couple days ago, my "third eye" has developed a dry flaky patch as if it were shedding skin. I've had monumental growth throughout that period, but in much smaller and evenly transitioned increments, but the two "holy shit epiphanies" have both caused the first two dry patches of skin of my life. Seriously. It's never happened before. I'm not gonna start getting all mystic or hoodoo voodoo guru on you, but that sure doesn't seem like happenstance to me.

Let go and let love. It's really that simple.

I hope each and every one of you have the chance to reflect inward long enough to be hit in the face with same brick of light that I have. My life is so beautiful and blessed that even a wordy ass like myself can't put it into words. I wish that for every single one of you.

To those of you that I know personally, thank you for being one more gear in the works that make my universe keep spinning. I'm eternally grateful for all of you, no matter how finite our time together, or how seemingly insignificant our interactions. Nothing is coincidence. That is one thing I have undeniably come to know.

If you're still reading at this point, go make your own happiness and quit lapping up my drivel, already ;)


I love you guys.___

2014-04-04 13:47:54 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Hey Portlandia! I'm all up in ya personal space for one day. It's a business trip but I've got a little workable time this afternoon. What should I shoot, where should I go, what are the three "can't miss" things to do in PDX?

Hey Portlandia! I'm all up in ya personal space for one day. It's a business trip but I've got a little workable time this afternoon. What should I shoot, where should I go, what are the three "can't miss" things to do in PDX?___

2014-02-20 23:44:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.

To him, a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is tragedy, a joy is ecstasy, a friend is a lover and a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create - so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He MUST create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.

- Pearl Buck

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.

To him, a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is tragedy, a joy is ecstasy, a friend is a lover and a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create - so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He MUST create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.

- Pearl Buck___

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2014-01-18 06:22:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

I have the coolest kid of all time. Playing hold em, listening to Houses of the Holy on the record player, sitting by the fire, drinking some Prisoner. Life is so amazing when you're surrounded by pure, gentle, positive, curious, and loving souls. Don't ever accept anything less. 

I have the coolest kid of all time. Playing hold em, listening to Houses of the Holy on the record player, sitting by the fire, drinking some Prisoner. Life is so amazing when you're surrounded by pure, gentle, positive, curious, and loving souls. Don't ever accept anything less. ___

2014-01-07 14:55:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Fun things are happening. Check it out. Share the post. Like the page. Show some love. 

Fun things are happening. Check it out. Share the post. Like the page. Show some love. ___

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2013-12-18 15:27:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I'm no shepherd nor a sweater maker, or even a hairdresser, but methinks these lambs may have been shaved a slight bit too close. 

I'm no shepherd nor a sweater maker, or even a hairdresser, but methinks these lambs may have been shaved a slight bit too close. ___

2013-12-14 16:28:36 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

So since I got my 1959 Silvertone console stereo rebuilt I've been slightly obsessed with collecting vinyl (most of which I found from my old childhood collection, and a lot of my mom's old records) but I've been increasingly aware that I only need three records to get through the winter:

Tom Waits - Blue Valentine
Nina Simone - I put a spell on you
Dinah Washington - What a diff'rence a day makes

In the days of buying one song at a time through  a computer the art of the record as a complete piece of art has been lost. What would be your three snowbound stranded by the fire must have records?

So since I got my 1959 Silvertone console stereo rebuilt I've been slightly obsessed with collecting vinyl (most of which I found from my old childhood collection, and a lot of my mom's old records) but I've been increasingly aware that I only need three records to get through the winter:

Tom Waits - Blue Valentine
Nina Simone - I put a spell on you
Dinah Washington - What a diff'rence a day makes

In the days of buying one song at a time through  a computer the art of the record as a complete piece of art has been lost. What would be your three snowbound stranded by the fire must have records?___

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