Documenting Your Own Back Yard

“…you don’t have to travel across the globe to experience new things. Your own backyard is the farthest place away to someone else on the other side of the world.” ~Joey L – Photographer

Photo by Joey L

As a self trained photojournalist and editorial photographer, I’ve been privy to many of my colleagues lamenting/believing that if they could just photograph/document someplace else, they would have a better understanding of the world and a better portfolio…

I don’t fully agree with that belief.

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The Dump Truck Mentality Of Photography

“In a world where one billion photos are taken each day, we suffer from photographic overload, a collective visual fatigue even among a vibrant array of venues and greater opportunities for sharing photos. The big challenge is to show people something they haven’t seen before, a new approach to an old issue or idea that won’t go away…”

~Maggie Steber – Photojournalist

Follow Your Heart and Believe

@HurlbutVisuals – “It is also important as an artist to be selective, to not just do the first thing that comes in front of you. This is where the 50 year old rule is practiced. I have made this mistake a couple of times in my journey as a cinematographer and I will not do it again. You have to follow your heart and believe in your ability and the longevity of your career.”

What Inspires Me:  Flying Rhinos by Green Renaissance (@GreenRenaissanc)

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What Inspires Me:  Flying Rhinos by Green Renaissance (@GreenRenaissanc)

Gorgeous footage, great camera work, tight editing, great audio.  Need I say more?

This is how video for the web should be produced.  Tell the viewer a story with a REAL purpose, not the pablum most deem “important”

‘nuff said.

Rog Walker

(my inspiration) as far as photographers, it starts and ends with Richard Avedon for me. Not necessarily for his style but rather his ability to document and capture an idea. I draw inspiration from everywhere though (other artists, randomness in the city, etc). As an artist, the world gives me inspiration and I just look to return the favor in any way I can.