Category Archives: Blog

Creating a Self Portrait

I get asked all the time why in the world I take self-portraits. Usually it is a simple curiosity. Especially fromView full post »

On My Decision to Take a Teaching Hiatus

I have always been open about my love of education. Growing up I wanted to be an English teacher. I thought my path wasView full post »

Creative Collaboration Challenge!

Left: Devin Schiro, Right: Brooke Shaden These days I spend a fair amount of time in my room alone talking to a camera.View full post »

Create Like A Beginner

Scroll for information about today’s giveaway, to watch the video, and read my thoughts. I took a self-portraitView full post »

Eye Contact

How often do you make something that surprises you? As the great photographer Jerry Uelsmann once said, and IView full post »

Make Motivation Your Superpower

“Heavy Hands”, 2016, Model Jen Brook. Read to the end for today’s free giveaway + to read myView full post »

Wasted Time

(Read through to the bottom to enter a giveaway for a free portfolio review!) I have tried and failed to put this ideaView full post »

What Serves Us

I suddenly went from almost never reading to reading 45 books in a year. This blog post is about how to achieve thatView full post »

Greater Than Her Nature

“Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge, and howView full post »

Creativity Required

When I began making images, it was entirely selfish. I wanted to have control over my creativity, I wanted to see howView full post »

Creating Moonrise

I declared 2018 my year of NO travel, and that will be true…after June. So far I’ve spent a month away inView full post »

CREATION vs. CREATING

I am a selfish artist. I have no problem admitting that, as well as the ways in which I am selfish. I create forView full post »

The Culture of Light

I’m in a small room in India – West Bengal. Outside the horns are blowing like crows, attacking. People areView full post »

A Time for Creating

What is the longest time you have ever spent thinking about a project? I spent the past 10 months thinking about myView full post »

How My Business Has Never Been Better

I started my career and worked completely alone for 4.5 years. It came to my attention that I was about to fall apartView full post »