Sunday, July 7, 2013

REVISITED: Sensuality by any other name..

Perspective Matters: How we define things for ourselves determines the lense through which we view them.
What is Sensual to one may be sexual to another.. What is Artistic to one may be pornographic to another.
What we can't do is force others to view or define things through the same prism, good or bad. Or allow a select few to universally define things at the fringes of the spectrum for the majority..

Everything isnt for everyone.. Agree to disagree and move on..

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Me, Myself, and I...

I am going to start an ALTER EGO series.. I think I am going to combine it with my Crime Scene series to make it a bit more challenging..

The plan is to have one person play every role in the image.. So these will be double and triple exposures that will be stitched together digitally in order to look like they are interacting with themselves... Hopefully I can work out the logistics to make everything line up correctly to feel like one image.. I am excited about the possibilities..

Kassy was my guinea pig today for some test shots.. As I found out in our 5 minute photoshoot, making things line up isnt as easy as I thought.. but you gotta luv her face..

Kassy is AMAZING and so much fun to be around.. She has a great laugh and a really inviting personality.. She has an expressive face that I really want to make the most of..

AND she claims to be the Queen of the Crockpot.. I will update that last attribute at a future date..

Side note: Red Bull is a dangerous thing in the wrong hands.. LOL



Hello Kitty..

I am not inspired to shoot pretty pics often, but there is something about her face that inspires me.. The Hello Kitty glasses had me feeling a bit of Madonna Inspiration...

In a multicultural and mutli-ethnic world, people often don't know what her ethnicity is.. Those who are bold enough to ask "what are you" often start by having random assumptions and making random guesses and expecting her to validate them. For some this can be a sources of frustration.. I tend to think that being visually ambiguous is a good thing..

She likes to claim her Jamaican roots, though in the winter she looks Caucasian with a hint of Asian.

What others visually see has little to do with who or what you are, but what lense they view the world through. Some people are looking for a reason to bond, a kinship, or some commonality. Others may be looking for a reason to alienate. So the rationale for wanting to know "what" someone else is leaves a lot of room for questions with those who are being asked.

She looks forward to checking "OTHER" and writing in "Exotic".. 

The fact that she is smart, talented, creative, and just funny enough to keep me laughing at randomness doesn't hurt... So I always have fun shooting with her and we have some really interesting random conversations when we hang out.. and great snacks...

MODEL: Brandi B

Saturday, March 30, 2013


After a Decade of not seeing each other, it was a pleasure to finally have some face time with Nitra.. Some things don't change..

While time is often something people don't look forward to passing, there are situations where time works to our benefit. It gives us opportunities to grow and learn from our experiences, good and bad.
Time itself is relative and teaches us nothing, but when we take the time we have and use it wisely there are no limits to what we can potentially learn about ourselves; and use that knowledge to navigate the world around us differently.
It is nice to see people grow into their own skin.. Become comfortable with who they truly are and not who they want the world to perceive them to be. That should be everyones goal with time, to become more of who you are.. To grow comfortable in your own skin.. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Words Have Power..

I often cringe when I hear people say that they "took the power" from a word. Is that even possible?? Words have a powerful and undeniably overwhelming influence on us. Words have meanings; that in and of itself has power that can't be taken away.. A word has the power to change your life.

Words cannot change reality, but they can change how people perceive reality. Words change our relationships, our demeanor, our entire system of beliefs. Words create filters through which people view the world around them. Words change the perception of everything!

A single word can make the difference between liking a person and disliking that person. If a friend describes the person you are about to meet for the first time as untrustworthy, you will be predisposed to view that person as untrustworthy, regardless of the person's actual level of trustworthiness. The single word "untrustworthy" creates a filter, or "primacy effect", that predisposes you to view the person you are about to meet as untrustworthy. Thereafter, you will tend to view everything that person says or does as untrustworthy. Overcoming negative primacy is difficult but not impossible.

Conversely, if before meeting a person for the first time, a friend tells you that the person you are about to meet is friendly, then you will likely view that person as friendly, regardless of the person's degree of friendliness. If you meet the "friendly" person several times and do not experience friendliness, then you will tend to excuse away the unfriendly behavior.

An unfriendly person initially described as friendly gains an advantage from positive primacy because people tend to allow the unfriendly person multiple opportunities to demonstrate friendliness despite numerous displays of unfriendly behavior; where you are less likely to meet an untrustworthy person a second time because you perceive that person as untrustworthy, thereby reducing the probability of overcoming negative primacy.

Words have power. Choose them wisely.

MUA: Dana Marie Garcia