I just want to start fresh, like everything prior was just practice for what I was meant to do. Sure, I did some things in the past that I am still proud of. But I just want to start new.
Maybe I will make a short term goal of nature shoots. And a new logo. Okay, maybe not a new logo, but a first logo. I’ve never had one.
I just want to point out a few important things.
First…I do have a camera again, but will not be diving into photography that quickly. I have a lot of past work I need to catch up on. I also don’t have much free time on my hands. I have a tiny handful of people that I do want to work with already, mostly personal friends…but not ready to take on more at this time.
Second…after my year long hiatus, I want to return as an artist only. NOT a service. My time is valuable and I’d rather focus on what feeds me artistically than simply being a photographer for other people’s ideas that I don’t even share an artistic vision for. Money “might” talk if it’s worth my time.
Third…this somewhat ties in with the last paragraph. No family portraits, No maternity pics, No glamour, No fashion, No weddings, No cliche conventional anything, No freebie band shoots, list goes on.
If you’re a close personal friend or an artist who sought me out because we agree artistically, I can bend these No’s.
My time away has caused me to rethink the time I invested into my art in the past, and I’m doing things my way now.
Yeah, I haven’t updated in about a year. But I’m not gone. My creative juices still flow, but I’m waiting. I still don’t have a good camera. I’ve taken my crappy point and shoot to shows and photograph for documentation purposes, but nothing great looking.
I could buy another camera in the near future, but I probably won’t. My funds are going elsewhere. I’d simply like to get a used version of what I had before. I’m not ready to afford anything fancy. I just want something to work with. But even a used version of what I had costs around the same to pay for my registration to the world championship Spartan Race in Tahoe, and that’s more important to me.
But I am not done with photography by any means. You may all forget about me now, but you’ll remember me when I return. I’ll be washing away my former ways and return to create the art I was meant to create. No more settling for less, no more modeling shoots that look like senior portraits, no more freebie band shoots without proper creativity invested, no more wasting time. I’ve done things in the past that I’ve put more time into than I was pleased with the end result. That’s not happening now anymore. Being a service to anyone isn’t worth my time. I don’t care if I get offered money to do a shoot. If it doesn’t feed me artistically, I’m not interested. That, I’ve learned.
Until then, I’m gonna work on uploading pictures from shows taken with my crap camera. They’ll be on my Facebook. It’s taken me so long to do anything with them, I hope I remember what shows they are from.
I did one last shoot with Mischa and Carma using this camera. I have mostly been on a hiatus, doing other things of interest in my life. Even though I wasn’t using my camera much, I still don’t like that it is broken. I did abuse the hell out of that thing, I must admit that. Here are two of images taken from the last shoot this camera ever partook in:
More will be posted on my Facebook page when I have time.
I do plan on getting a new camera. With the new camera, I will change a lot of the ways I have done photography. I reflect back on when I first started and what things I experienced and learned up to now. Again, I no longer wish to be a service. Just an artist. I want to create art. Unless it’s collaborating with close friends, I want it to be art straight from my own mind. No more meeting people from Model Mayhem that are not on the same page as me. Although it gained me experience, I have had little luck on finding people who are on the same page. I grew as an artist and that’s basically the direction I want to go.
I also have a new thing I want to try with my prints, as well. I cannot wait to do that. I still have many sets from shows and shoots that I need to get finished. I am just too distracted these days, my interests are elsewhere.
I’m still on hiatus, but don’t worry, I’m still very much alive.
Back in March of this year, I did a shoot with Lord Vast of Lluvia in the forest to be used in his album Premonicion De Guerra. As much as it was an honor to photograph him for this, my main excitement would be to receive a copy of this album! I finally received a copy today and am mindblown! I do recommend you purchase a copy of this album through Fallen Empire Records. The album and packaging is beautiful and it also features three images from my shoot with Lord Vast. I ordered two copies…one for myself and one to RAFFLE on my photography page Angelize Photography…so please stay posted on your chance to WIN this amazing album.
This image may not be used (stolen) for any website UNLESS proper credits are applied.
Artist: Lord Vast/Lluvia
Label: Fallen Empire Records
Photography: Angelize Photography.
Yeah, I know I haven’t written in a while, I suck. On a good note, I have been keeping a little busier than normal with my photography. There’s so much more I want to do, but I need time and I have to buy some things needed for some of the shoots. Since I am such a slacker in writing here, you might as well search for my photography page on Facebook. I usually put updates there.
The last two shoots I did with Mischa were quite amazing! A while back, we did this shoot which was inspired by the awesome art of Miss Van!
We did another shoot recently that was very easy and fun to set up!
That was a really awesome shoot, simply done in my shower. Mischa really used that shower curtain to create some very strange effects that looked amazing! You may see more of this set HERE.
I also had an amazing shoot with Oodie and it was my first time working with her! I had admired her work for quite a while and was excited to shoot with her. I had been wanting to do a cocoon shoot and she was all about it! I got the stuff we needed and she found an amazing location. We captured some amazing images in less than an hour and I took less than three hundred images. I was fortunate the lighting was perfect.
That was a very fun shoot. Oodie was having fun playing around in the bodyhose, especially with the clear goo. I really wanted to do a really nice cocoon shoot and she really brought it to life.
I have more shoots planned but, again, trying to set finds aside to grab the stuff I need. I’m happy my style is taking shape. My Model Mayhem portfolio is made up of images that are an example of what I want to create and I hope the willing models find me. 🙂
I am hoping that inactivity I was experiencing was just a dry patch and that I am really being productive with my photography again. That would be good. I also have some shoots planned that I am stoked about,
I am up to my eyeballs in pics from shows and also recent shoots I’ve done. Well, maybe not up to my eyeballs. But I’m backed up. I guess if you want to see what’s new, just click HERE and look at my most recent sets on Flickr! 🙂 I have had a pro-account on Flickr for a few years now and I love it, but I am kind of on the fence about their new layout. Hmm…
I did a shoot with Syd in May and it was our first time shooting! She was very fun to work with. If you look at the set we did, you’ll see it was the nature shoot concept! I hadn’t done that in a while! Click here to see that! (Gosh, I love linking stuff.)
I recently reconnected with Luckie and it had been a few years since our last shoot. It was pretty fun! Check my Flickr if you want to see some from my set with Luckie!
I recently did a shoot with Ciara and made a little collage of it. 🙂 I am really pleased with how it came out! It’s a little different than that style I usually see her in, but I love it when models can pull off different looks! 🙂
One thing I can tell you about these last three shoots I did was it was annoyingly hot outside! That is and always will be my problem with summer…I hate it and don’t like to shoot in it. 😦 I try to avoid even planning shoots during triple digit weather. I am good on that! :[
As for live music, I have still been taking more pics. There’s a bunch of folders on my desk with pics I need to resize and edit. My camera seemed to be really on point when Sacrament Ov Impurity played here! I was really happy with the pics from this night: Sacrament Ov Impurity at On the Y
Here’s a pic of Jess!