I wanted to share a practice I’ve implemented in my life that has helped me be more creative and prolific in my work. They have been the catalyst for these letters, my personal and professional work, and hopefully beyond. The first one I want to share about is called morning pages.Read More
Art is a human act, a generous contribution, something that might not work, and it is intended to change the recipient for the better, often causing a connection to happen.Read More
I finally launched my newsletter this week. It’s a project I've been wanting to do for at least two years and it finally happened. I’ve been trying to figure out what took so long to do it, and it led me to this one question:
What is the biggest struggle I have to being creative and expressing myself?Read More
There’s a running joke amongst my friends that 10PM is my bedtime. And it’s true. I can’t stay up at night because I'm a morning person, through and through. That time between 5:45 - 8:45 is magic for me. It’s when I am alert and the most willing to do the deep work. And if I could do my most important work then, it sets me up for the rest of the day. The problem was, I was wasting it most mornings and didn’t do what I wanted to do during that time.Read More
New identities require new evidence. It is a simple two-step process:
Decide the type of person you want to be.
Prove it to yourself with small wins.
Because beliefs are where it all starts. What you believe, and how you came to believe it is the driver of all our actions. I've found the most ingrained beliefs were taught to me when I was young and impressionable, and those are the ones that have stayed with me till now. Here’s two examples of it.Read More
I recently watched the Fyre Festival documentary on Netflix. It’s one of those, you-can’t-make-this-up stories about a music festival that was supposed to be the “cultural experience of the decade,” but never happened. It was a total fraud. Looking deeper though, it is a cautionary tale about how hollow our society has become. There’s billions of dollars being put into influence and hype, but so much of it has no substance. This failed festival is the epitome of that.Read More
Growing old doesn’t have to feel draining and inevitable, this year it’s empowering.Read More
For the past few years, ever since my wife started freelancing, she has worked out of our living room.Read More
It's been a while since I was looking forward to a new camera body like the EOS R. Usually I’s wait to see what the next iteration of the 5D line would be and if it had enough upgrades, or if the one I had was getting too old, I’d upgrade. The 5D Mark III and Mark IV bodies I have now are workhorses, and they get the job done well.
But when I heard about a full frame mirrorless camera that was smaller than a DSLR, had an actual silent shutter, and that it was compatible with my EF lenses, I was stoked. I ordered it and it arrived on launch day. I’ve used it exclusively for the past three weeks on multiple shoots from portrait sessions to events. And although all of those features lived up to its expectation, I returned the camera today.Read More