The Genesis Project

June 28, 2018
by Blind7photo
:THE GENESIS PROJECT: Those of you who know me and well those who have just started following along on the adventure that I call life, May know 2 very hard facts about me. 1 I am not religious at all I hold no gods or goddesses and I am not even spiritual I am a realist. If I can see, touch, smell and or taste it I can get behind it if not it doesn’t matter to me. 2 Even though I am known for shooting Dark artwork, Nude models, and Commercial work my heart has always been rooted in nature/macro photography. In every interview I have ever done I have been asked something along the lines of “What is your favorite thing to shoot?” and to most interviewers surprise my answer is always a rapid fire” NATURE”.   I seam to always talk about challenging myself as an artist but never to much about how I challenge myself as a person. At the beginning of this year I found myself in a bought of depression I just could not seam to kick. I tried everything I could to shake it but nothing seamed to work. I have always found […]
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sininthesun4

May 29, 2018
by Blind7photo
  As we grow as artists we often times forget to look back and see how far we have come, I took it upon myself to give my self a swift reminder every year with my annual SIN in the Sun series. To most photographers a simple series like this wouldn’t be a big deal but but for those of you that know me know I HATE the summer! On 50 degree and cloudy days you will find me sitting outside in a t-shirt smoking cigarettes and enjoying coffee. So why on earth would I want to do a shoot that typically is done in 90 degree weather with blazing sun? To challenge myself of course. A life without challenges is as boring as watching paint dry, So every year for the last 4 years I set aside a shoot day to the Sin in the Sun series. A collection of bathing suit shoots done over the course of one day with a group of stunning woman. Year one was as simple as its gets. Gather a few models and head out to a beach while it presented with its own sets of challenges ( you can read about here ) […]
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TINKERTON WEST

October 5, 2017
by Blind7photo
  TINKERTON WEST This time last year we produced a shoot called Pinkerton East a play on the 1920’s fight club of sorts. So this year we decided to make an all female version of the shoot and Damn did they ladies come with there A game, I’ve never had models so excited to get dirty and oiled up! Just like the boys we will be selling limited prints for those interested in adorning there walls with some extra bad ass ladies!   16×24 Metallic prints just $49.99 + shipping  
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VACANCY

September 1, 2017
by Blind7photo
  “VACANCY” From the Medieval Latin word vacantia, dating back to 1570-80 Meaning the state of being Empty or without filling.   Personal work is beyond important for artists, Most of our week is spent on commercial projects, whether its editing, shooting, keeping up with training or social media accounts a working artist never really shuts down clocks out and goes home. Even when we finally do put the camera, computer, or keyboard down and try to relax our mind is still fixated on creating the next image. This is where the importance of personal work comes into play. Its allows us to not worry about impressing the client or remaining super professional we can be free to express ourselves, try new styles, learn and play all at the same time. I try to fit in as many personal projects as I can its kinda like therapy to me (and anyone who knows me knows I need a bunch of that).   Last year I was invited to a art show “THE NEW NOW” and despite a ton of self loathing behavior I managed to create “The HIDDEN ONES” which went on to become a award winning series, This year I was invited back However with life and a July filled with travel […]
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SIN IN THE SUN 3

May 28, 2017
by Blind7photo
Each year, We here at Blind 7 try to do something we have never done before, or something we find challenging. 3 years ago I set out to do a Bathing suit shoot on a Hot summer day. Yeah those of you that know me, know I HATE heat and the sun. I’m perfectly content with the 50’s and cloudy. Now to most professional photographers shooting beautiful woman in bikinis on the beach is child’s play, however for me it falls just one step below Pin-up on the difficulty scale. (pin-up being a 10/10 lol) But I never like to shy away from a challenge, so I set out with a few models one day and went to Mentor Headlands state park in Mentor OH. It is about as beachy as you can get in Ohio. The lake is large enough to make it look Oceanic in photos (sometimes). After baking in the sun and a few wardrobe mishaps we fled to the nearest BP for slushies. Over the next few days I pealed off my sun burn and got down to editing, here is a selection from 3 years ago my first attempt at this series. Last year right around […]
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WESTWICK

April 5, 2017
by Blind7photo
flesh–pulling is when a number of hooks are inserted into the skin and connected via (for example) ropes or chains into someone else’s skin   “WESTWICK” is a photo series originally conceptualized by Juliet Blind who is not only our killer SFXMUA and a stunning model she is also an accomplished piercer, and with our combined creativity formed this stunning idea for this shoot, Coupling awesome outfits with a 3 way flesh pull. Juliet helped me hand pick the accompaniment of models the beautiful miss Elena in lace along with the stunning Alesha Starr and by combining our thoughts we put together the outfits and over all look rather quickly We decided to give this a Witch feel in honor of the 3×3 rule and ritualistic representations of the flesh pulls The Morning of the shoot everyone gathered at the studio to begin make up, with gear packed and ready to roll Marlon and Michel loaded the car while Chelsea helped with making sure I stayed organized. once Make up was done I began the Hooking process each and every hook went perfectly. We then headed over to the location a abandoned factory we frequently shoot at knowing we wont be messed with as […]
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The Fault is my own

March 20, 2017
by Blind7photo
Once a year right around this time Myself and a group of traveling artists from Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvanian, Gather in Ohio to just have a day of art. The group consists of Photographers, Models, designers and HMUAs and a few select Ohio talents join in the fun as well. Almost all of us met at another event held here in Ohio but for personal and professional reasons we no longer attend so we decided since the rest of the traveling crew still goes we would host a day before event so that I could still see everyone and be part of the art. 4 years in a row now we have done this and created some of my favorite pieces and while the group changes a little each year there are always a few familiar faces. So this year the awesome Kellie James (model extraordinaire) found us a huge warehouse to set up with this year and we had plenty of places to play in this 80+ thousand sq foot building, from offices to destroyed factory equipment and plenty of open space. we arrived around 9am to the factory took our time setting up waiting on the rest to […]
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Sad Clown

March 6, 2017
by Blind7photo
Inherently Clowns are supposed to make you feel happy and carefree when wearing a clown suit you should feel joy and happiness however this series titled “Sad Clown” was meant to distort those preconceived feelings and take you to another time and place with feelings on the opposite end of the spectrum. I have been working towards more tangible art things you can hang in your home and were everyone loves a good 70 inch canvas print sometimes a smaller collection of photos is more fitting, so I set out to create a collective series of portraits with a turn of the century Victorian feel modeled after 1890-1910 family portraits. Now you can own the whole series! 16 4×6 Portrait prints on Metallic infused fine art paper + 1 bonus behind the scenes print wrapped in a custom dust cover. $49.99 $39.99* + shipping and applicable sales tax *sale 3.62017-3.29.2017
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BRUMAL

February 18, 2017
by Blind7photo
  What came first the chicken or the egg?   This question best describes my feelings towards art and life, what influences what? There is the old adage Art imitates life, but I believe life imitates art just as much. A few months ago I was sitting with the musicians from the band 17DED talking about their up and coming studio release and the Visuals needed, both photo and video. This conversation took an adjacent turn and we found ourselves talking about personal growth as artists. I’ve tried my hand at many art forms, including music. This sparked a musical impulse in myself, and I happened to have a acoustic guitar sitting around the studio. I decided to play them one of the songs I wrote when I was about 16 years old (somewhere around there anyways). It got their wheels turning, and within just a few short days they had taken that riff and turned it into one of the most amazing songs I have ever heard. I instantly knew what kind of treatment would fit perfect for this music video.  I began brainstorming while listening to the song on repeat for days. This lead to me concepting a lot of […]
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PINKERTON EAST

October 5, 2016
by Blind7photo
All images below are available for print. limited run of 13 each 10×18 on metallic infused paper (mounting available for an additional $15.00) $45.99 each plus tax and shipping (USA ONLY) How to order: Please email Blind7photo@gmail.com with the photo you wish to receive, along with your shipping address and quantity. a invoice will be emailed to you promptly once payment is received please allow 5-7 business days for delivery
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