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Unsung in the Bleeding Wood

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"I can not do this on my own."   We write what we know, where we are, and who we are in our lives.  I often question why my protagonist is this little girl who spends so much of her time lost and wandering, unsure, but soon unafraid.  If we hold onto our inner child, this is definitely the embodiment of mine.  Filled with wanderlust, and...
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Forlorn in the Forest of Essence

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  It doesn't surprise many when I list Alice in Wonderland as my favorite childhood disney movie.  I was particularly in love with the concept of the flowers having personalities, and the idea of rocking horse flies, and bread and butterflies.  It stems mostly from the logophile in me. {Stems! Get it?}  A large portion of my humor resides in the realm of puns, much to my...
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The Key to Everything

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With all the chaos, the props, the artistry, the costuming, the sets, it is amazing to me that the image that has caused the most discord for me has been the what should have been the most simple of shoots.  A little girl, in the dress, in the snow.  The first images turned out beautiful, but were before I had a storyline, when it...
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The Impermanent Fragmentation of the One Becoming Two

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We began this journey with me inviting a team of my favorite creatives, artists, and beautiful minds to share in a birthday celebration and hear about this ridiculous idea I had.  Since then it has seemed this project is a series of ridiculous and outlandish ideas that make little sense to anyone else at their conception.   God help any writer or creative that leaves their...
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The Turning of Pages

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The idea for the Reliquarian began 2 years ago, seeded from a conversation between Cadence and I, it spent the next year rolling around in my thoughts, gaining little pieces of inspiration and traction; at the time I thought it would be just an image collection. After a year I realized it was a story meant for more than pictures. Right about the time...
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Adjudicated Virulence

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Sweetie knows that I deal in tough love, and decided to give me some back recently she hopped up on the chair and reminded me of my own advice: “You make it happen or your make excuses… get to shooting.”   When I was a teenager doing typical teenage angsty things my Dad didn’t take the reprimand seat but instead bought me a t-shirt said “Well...
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Higher Learning

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There are many who go looking for inspiration to strike, and for me I usually have an idea, a tiny seed that I plant and then I’ll wander through the woods of the world looking for what tree it’ll turn into. For instance in this shoot I knew that it visually represented the tea party that our young child would have with our new...
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Across the Threshold

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Those gorgeous, lovely locks… gone. Originally I told her she couldn’t cut her hair until the end. Cadence Ashley is a namesake from my dear friend Ashley McCaleb who passed away from a rare cancer weeks before I found out I was expecting her. She donated it to Locks of Love in her memory. Some sacrifices are necessary. The past few months have seen...
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Fate Favors the Fearless

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Once upon a time there was a red screen door on a 90 year old house. It was an old and ordinary door, soon removed, and thought itself done for… but to an artist nothing is ordinary.   There is an element of madness to be found in genius some say, however I think that stems from most people not being able to comprehend the process....