Outtake Takeout VOL.1 is available

A book I put together cheaply of the outtakes of personal and commercial work I have shot over the past years 2013-2017 roughly , I didnt want to make a 800 page book so i narrowed the first volume into 300 ish pages.

About the book

So I personally dig it. I think photographers often want the best quality print for their purpose but I went the other route I wanted homemade looking prints in a book, with all the random issues that cheap printers have. You know the leaks and runs and inability to produce the gamut of most images.

The reason I went this route was to mimic the style of prints I was taught to use and make when deciding on my portfolio. I would print out all the potential images and tape them to a wall, and slowly cull them down to the top 20-30 . The rest would end up in the trash. This book is a tribute to those outtakes.

I got exactly what I wanted from LULU.COM . The images were dark and obscure and a lot different then the files would have been on clean photo paper. The book felt awesome. It’s huge and full of mystery . It accomplished its goal.

I think if you enjoy my work you should definitely pick one up , use it to wipe your arse with , a notepad , fire kindling , placemats, I don’t care I made it to be destroyed , I have them priced at 24 bucks , and that is really good for a 318 page book of images you can do anything with.

Cut and paste the link below to order direct. below that are sample images from Vol.1 and upcoming Vol.2


Random Thoughts from a Concerned Creative.

It is 2019 and I have not blogged for a year, I am very terrible at it for obvious reason (AHEM - social media) - so as I look back on my work , I shot alot of pictures and mostly showed them on social media sites, mostly my persoanl facebook and instagram, which almost have nothing to do with my wedding work, thats a whole other story. I have years of wedding to still post on facebook/insta. Still shooting 15-20 per year quota. But I maintain my sanity with personal work and so be it, thats what I post most often.

But I often wondered about a blog. I know some big named guys still do it but for the guy like me making a living from solely taking pictures, not blogging or vloging , I have questions and thoughts.

Has Facebook… or has it not …killed blogging for many creatives? Instagram has been there to help the process. I asked people what they though about blogs in 2019 and most agree they need to make a comeback and are not very existent as they could be or once were. They are hard to justify with social media being so relevant for showing new work to the masses . But, I often worry when I get the urge to use a blog over a social media site, why put my life on a blog for not many to see? and what if I die tomorrow … then my website subscription dies with me, all my hard work that my family could cherish is out the door. Why is everything so temporary.

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Should I pack my bags?

And give up facebook posting for blog posting?

That above shot , I shot with a Ricoh GR , an amazing camera . AMAZING CAMERA.

Below is a wall shot of my personal portfolio currently which needs an update, or will it update here as well when I update it?