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Reconnecting In the Smokies

Getting back to the studio after spending a week out in the Smokies speaking at a workshop.  I have to say, getting out there could not have come at a better time for me. I went to school way upstate in New York at a very early age. Being out in the Adirondacks for this pivotal part of my life really gave me a taste of where my soul could really be happy.  My head constantly feels like hundreds of televisions playing channels with poor reception - and I've spent…
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Totems

I grew up in the South Bronx, but left at a very young age to go to school in upstate NY. While a lot of my sensibilities are city based, a lot of my teen life was spent out in the Adirondacks. I remember driving down from Champlain, NY along Lake Champlain near hyperventilating about leaving the area to head down to Poughkeepsie to work at IBM. I took the job at IBM because I thought it would get me closer to my dream. My dream was to own a…
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Laurens First Print

These are my favorite moments. I am working on classes here at the Smokies Photography Summit teaching people how to get their work to print using Hahnemühle USA paper. Im thinking of making some classes on this soon for my upcoming workshops in my Studio.   Lauren has been at photography for just 3 days, and wanted to go through the print process. In a couple of minutes we did some quick edits on her shot and everyone in the room was fawning and congratulating her on how well her…