Week 1 My goal for this year is just to take at least 1 picture a day with intention (and try to use my dslr instead if my phone.) It’s also a way to let people into my life in a way they might not be able to since I’m not always near them, geographically.
They will mostly be self-portraits but if I can encapsulate that day with a picture of people or a thing — then I will. I’ve learned so far that it’s better to get the picture during the day — but I want to get to the point where its equal parts planning and spontaneity.
I swear I’m going to get better at putting up these sessions right as I shoot them in 2014. But look at all these talented humans that I got to shoot this year? I am beyond lucky, blessed to have been a part of your story — cant wait to see what stories I am a part of next year.
I love taking headshots. I find it to be such an awesome challenge, to be able to not only get a good picture but also make you commercially viable — that truly is my ultimate goal. I love hearing their success stories and what they’ve had to do until now, and how persistent and driven they are — I get inspired every time I get into that studio.
I’m trying to harness that inspiration. I recently streamlined my website. I am trying to declutter the way I can get information out, but also keep it informative & visually pleasing. A work in progress as always but definitely do check it out and tell a friend if they are on the look out for new headshots/portraits, etc.
This was my short venture into Williamsburg and Bushwick. For those of you not in NYC, these are neighborhoods in Brooklyn along the L-train. I was also feeling really adorable & sassy last week, hence all the attitudes in the pictures. I am thinking of extending this project for beyond the month of March — because I am having way too much fun. C’est la vie, see ya in April!
I posted a lot of pictures today on my business facebook, but these are my b-sides, which sometimes may even eclipse the originals in my heart. Who knows. I just wanted to humblebrag a little more..I also wanted to show you how I really love my grey sweater. I wear it all the time. I should buy a another sweater.
Fun Side Note: Yesterday was the first day I ran into someone I know while doing this project. Phil Jackson pretty much found us while we were looking over the images…and with a simple yes, joined in on the fun. Let’s keep saying yes, ya’ll.
These are a some of the lovely people that I got to work with in January. I am inspired by their work ethic and constant need to be creating whether on stage, through books, or on Youtube — or a combination of those mediums. Can’t wait to see what they create next!
On Sunday was the only day I was able to do photographs thanks to the hype of the storm that never was + a baby being born into my family that trumps all other creative cards.
I got to take a picture with Matt Mayer, who I saw in the hallway of Champions and strongly persuaded him to take a picture with me before he coached improv in the same studio in which I worked. He had no idea about the project and I didn’t fully explain it, but he was still a cool sport about it and I love that our community just says YES. He would like to reccomend the song Kites by Geographer. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=talOq6wp8kk)
The next portrait isn’t the most photogenic part of New York, but it is with one of my favorite people, Miss Carolina Rose — so until we take our next one, this one of us in Harlem (145th & Amsterdam) by a graffiti’d Payless Shoe Source & it will have to do.
You can always see a full slideshow of these at: You & I.
I’ve seen my face a lot today on the internet, but regardless of that I’m still proud of this project. This idea came to me when I was on Facebook trying to see what picture it had picked as our “FRIENDSHIP PHOTO” in the See Friendship tab.
It saddened me to see that most of the time, the photo it had picked was our profiles picked weirdly side by side. I wanted to change that but its really rare for people to go along with others idea. Thankfully, I have a ton of talented and good looking friends in New York that they have lended me their beauty to be photographed along with it.
Also through editing these pictures — I began to see the beauty of New York and how it was becoming part of the project as well. Here is my love letter to NYC, one picture at a time.