“A Murder Of Crows” Much like “the hidden ones” series of last year “A Murder of crows” is a series left open to the imagination for meaning. I know what it means to me but I would much rather not taint the field with my opinion. I want you to be able to indulge yourself into the imagery and get out of it what you need. Sometimes in the creation of these series I as the artist start out with one image in mind and once I get out to the set and start working with the amazing talent I have brought on board for the shoots, things change and I have to adapt sometimes for the worse but almost every time something doesn’t go as planned a new and wonderful idea happens. With this series I set out to create an image I have had floating around in my head for a long time however the weather did not want to be the gray over cast day of clouds I had hoped for. Instead I got a 80 degree day with out a cloud in site and blazing bright sun. But with the heat the […] Read More
As far back as I can remember I’ve had a love for nature, whether its animals, plants, mountains, or just the open air. I have always found it tranquil and a much needed escape for me. I suffer from a laundry list of mental illness and sometimes just being able to walk away from whats in my head for a moment can help me see through the cloud that forms in my mind. Most of the time I achieve this by my little photo walks, some are just as simple as grabbing my headphones and camera and walking through my back yard focusing on the little things around me like bugs and little leafs ect. All the way to driving to a local park and doing the same thing. However this year I got to experience something life changing, and I owe that to my beautiful wife. I’ve been having a particularly hard time this year with my mental issues and my depression has reached some very low lows this year and over coming them has not been easy however one of the most amazing things happened in June my wonderful other half surprised me with an early […] Read More
“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 […] Read More
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 […] Read More
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 Read More
The day Ohio stood still: A Dark fashion editorial As with every end of the year I sit and think of goals for Blind 7, some small and some large. Setting goals helps push me throughout the year to grow and better myself as a person and as an artist. 2014 was no different, and coming to the end of December I had set a few goals for the new year. Looking back on it I nailed on the head. I got to travel more, I got to shoot new faces, and I completed some large projects. One of those goals i made for myself was to shoot a Dark Fashion editorial in hopes of having it published in a magazine such as Vogue or W. That was the goal i wanted to tackle first in 2015. At the very beginning of January I sat down and started planning this dark fashion editorial. I put so much time and planning into this shoot. First I found an amazing designer, Horst Cotoure. As my luck would have it, it just so happens he was local (that like NEVER happens). I contacted the designer and set up a sit down meeting with […] Read More
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