We're on vacation

Thats right, BlondeShot Creative is going on vacation for the month of July. I'm off soon to get married and honeymoon, cruise style while traveling to some exotic destinations.

Check back in August for LOTS of new photos! Until then, hope your July summer days & nights are wonderful, and Happy 4th of July!


a few pretty things...

...from our weekend...

I want a sign like this... or even a single letter. Know where I can find one? 


on the big screen

a horrible photo, but the BSC logo made it on a big screen. It was nice to see. 

riding & picture taking

I've always wanted to try and take photos when I'm on the back of the bike. My main issue has been that I've been nervous to take out a camera that could be dropped & broken in the blink of an eye. Well, I did it, broke out my point & shoot, tied tightly around my wrist. Didn't "capture" a whole lot... but it's a start. 

I love the mountains

Goats on a roof

Possibly one of the best roadside attractions I've seen. Somewhere along Hwy 441, we saw and HAD to stop for Goats on the Roof. What is going on here you ask? Well, grass planted on roof tops, with all these crazy constructions to and from other roof tops and from ground to roof (for food), and goats living on top!


my girls & self portraits

Speaking with one of my models/friends yesterday, I was discussing the project I've been working on now for about 6 months. While it is executed differently, shot with diff. equipment, shot in a different style, different themes and subject matter, and different ideas behind the photographs as my "Alexander Girls" series, one main element still remains. The fact that the "models" in them are not models at all. They are women who are in my life at the time they are shot, and are totally normal people with regular lives, with little to no modeling experience whatsoever.

For these particular projects, I've really enjoyed shooting these girls that I already have some sort of relationship with, and trying to express an aspect of them, subtle or not, through the photos... or maybe something that just I see in them.

Because I'm exposing these girls in a way that they normally aren't, I have felt both with "Alexander Girls" and this currently untitled project, that I have to expose myself as well. Ok yes, I'm "exposing myself" just by taking the photos and putting them out there, but I mean actually putting me in the sometimes uncomfortable position of taking, editing, and showing pictures of my physical self. I think it's harder to do this for two main reasons... 1, editing photos that you have an attachment to is hard enough, but editing photos of yourself and not only picking the "prettiest" ones, but ones that express something more are even more difficult. 2, they aren't simply snapshots that I was sitting there taking waiting to go to a party or something. They were planned, and they were set up. I'm also limited on the angles, compositions, etc. I can get with these, so I wonder if they're really good photos at all.

I've always felt weird about publishing self portraits. Usually I take them not to take self-portraits, but because I'm testing some new equipment, or lighting technique, and I'm the only one around to test it on.

With all of that being said, I'm posting a few of my round two self-portraits for my current (post-Alexander Girls) project....