So many things are changing right now; changing with the seasons I guess. I feel better now, more than ever. I am building up my empire and I made my new year’s resolution to take names. I’ve been working so hard.
Nicole and Moonie moved out of their room at the ranch. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. On one hand, I got some sweet shots at the ranch, the locations and props there just can’t be compared with anywhere else, but on the other hand, it was sort of a crutch and I didn’t really like having other people around while I’m shooting with a model. I owe a lot to the ranch, it helped me develop a style all my own and definitely appreciate that, but that chapter in my photography life is definitely closed.
Recently I had some shots on national television. Such a cool feeling to see your work on tv like that. I don’t know how many people watched the premier episode of TLC’s NY Ink, but 81,000 people are fans on facebook and that’s pretty huge, if you ask me. Alysha Nett, a model and friend that I’ve shot many time now, was on the first episode of NY Ink and they showed a few pictures that I took of her. I was SO STOKED. Seriously, I can’t even give words to how excited I was when it dawned on me what was going on. So cool.
I’ve had a couple other cool features pop up too. I was featured on Juxtapoz Magazine’s website and also on Ink Butter. I know it’s not print or anything, but I remember reading Juxtapoz when I was like 15 and thinking that everything in it was so amazing and now I’m on their website. It’s crazy and I love it. I just feel fortunate lately. I’m still pretty darn poor, but I feel fortunate nonetheless.
I’m sooooo close to being done with school. I’m 1200 hours deep in this thing and I can’t wait to be done. I’ve never done anything in my life so draining on a daily basis. I’ve worked full time for a long, long time now and nothing has ever compared to this. Who would have thought, huh? I have 400 hours left and when it’s all said and done, I will definitely know that i earned that stupid license. Cosmetology school is definitely not something that I ever thought would be a challenge. I guess they showed me.