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Talented and fast he could paint a painting with his eyes closes. His lines tell it all suddle but bold, you just would say he is very humble. When he is not painting he is playing in his band at some of your favorite locals bars through out Florida. This is just the beginning for Ed Mac


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StudioSixFive is a collaboration between two artists who also are close friends. The dream came one day when the question “What do you really want?” was asked. Both friends agreed on the answer “Freedom!”. But what does that word really mean? What is freedom? This was a personal quest the two were set out to conquer. Expression of ones true self was key. That’s what art really was, so they thought.

Each artist is unique and individual, having come from diverse backgrounds, the two have been able to experience a multitude of things. They were experimenting with what the word freedom really meant. Steven came from a more industrial background. The majority of his working career he spent at his father’s tile and marble shop learning about the trade. While in school he focused his studies on construction and engineering. While Dane was quite the opposite. His life was surrounded with art. From a young age many saw his talent and encouraged him to stick with it. True to an artists form Dane has been quite the chameleon, from kitchen’s to body shop’s. It wasn’t long after studying Graphic Design in college he knew that path he was to take. His focus shifted back to art and he was driven to make his mark in this little niche. Steven’s background gave Dane the ability to turn industrial materials into beautiful art. With the help of Steven’s father and local supply shops the two were able to embark on their journey. www.sixfivecreative.com


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TRACY BURKE

Tracy Burke was born in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1971 and currently resides and works in Orlando, Florida. She received a BFA in Fine Art from the University of Central Florida in 1995. Tracy explores color and pattern in her large abstracts, and demonstrates presence and confrontation in her stylized figurative work. Her art is collected throughout the United States and Canada. Tracy is also the founder of ArtSmart-Online. com, a website created to showcase both her work and the work of her husband, artist Ralph Verano. “I feel there’s more to capture in a figure than line, shape and shadow. If my subject doesn’t convey a weight and presence to the viewer, I’ve missed translating the message. The hues, shapes and details are secondary to the overall connection the figure has with the viewer.” www.gooddaytopaint.blogspot.com


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Vandari Hummell Her favorite form of expression is photography. When she has a camera in her hand she likes like to indulge in taking pictures of her friends, nature, environments, and old buildings. “Hi my name is Vandari, I am sixteen, and I absolutely love taking pictures, but best of all I don’t edit them.”


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OMAR MARTINEZ

Known as the bald man a.k.a Super Fresh. Has the Photoshop skills of a crazy man with the best attention to color and design details. The energy doesn’t stop there for him, he takes true pride in every piece he works on from digital to the paint brush. (PEOPLE Magazine) Couldn’t even hold him down. www.omar-martinez.com


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What made you decide to pick up a camera?

once I start taking the pictures it always becomes clear.

The first time - sunsets in Florida. The second time - I want to earn a living in this job of my choosing. So I do what it takes and am dedicated to quality in my work, which I hope will touch you in a positive way.

What is your most memorable moment with the camera you have or had?

What your process to taking a photo?

Do you like to be behind the camera, in front or both?

Depends. Sometimes I simply make sure the batteries are charged, the flash card reformatted and I have directions to where I'm going. Other times I give in to the visions in my head and do whatever it takes to bring the fantasy into this world.

Funny thing - I actually love and hate both. As for being in front, it depends on who is taking my picture. When it comes to being behind the camera, it depends on whose picture I am taking. I want to work with people who are not afraid to be seen. I see you. The camera sees you. And if we take your picture, everyone else will see you too. I also enjoy the technical challenges that come with the job.

What has been your favorite project or photo to date? My on-going study called "People You Know and Things You Shouldn't." It's a sampling of local artists, musicians, writers, etc... People whose labor of love puts them in the public eye. They pursue their passions despite the pain it sometimes brings. I mean, it takes tremendous courage to try to entertain you. My desire is to show you another dimension to these public figures. To offer you a vision you had not expected. Inspiration and motivation? I'm inspired by: Courage. Individuality. Confidence. Humility. Absurdity. Impermanence. Floating leaves. Cold and heavy winds. Woodpeckers on telephone poles. Black birds in a blue sky. Dirt in my mouth. Crooked embouchures. Motivation is a mechanism I have yet to establish a foundation with.

Ask me again in 20 years.

If you could recreate a photograph from your favorite photographer, who would be and what would it be? William Coupon is my favorite photographer. But recently I've been fascinated by early publicity photos taken of singer Tom Jones. I can't remember name of the photographer who appeared in the Tom Jones Biography on the Bio Channel, but he captured Tom's raw charisma and natural sexuality. Potent, potent stuff. That's what I want to take pictures of. Animal magnetism. How do we get in contact with you? Email is good: miriam@miriphoto.com. But only after you go to my website: http://miriphoto.com/ ; and check out my facebook page: MIRIPHOTO on Facebook

How do you choose your subjects for your photographs? Most of the time my subjects will glow, radiate colors or emit a vibration which causes them to stand out in a crowd. I may not fully understand in the moment of asking permission why I want to photograph a subject, but

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What made you decided to pick up a camera? I had a friend early on who was a photographer and taught me some things, so I dabbled for a while, but I didn't develop a full blown obsession for it until my first darkroom class in college. What your process to taking a photo? I try to have ideas or plans sometimes for what I'd like to take, but most of the time I'm just taking pictures of the things I see in the world around me. I did a 365 photo a day project and that got me in the habit of looking for pictures everywhere. I usually don't alter the subject matter and I try to use minimal digital post most of the time. I'm hoping to do more conceptualized shoots soon though. What has been your favorite project or photo to date? My favorite project I've done so far is one called The Neglected, in which I photographed a series of lost, abandoned and neglected items, like old keys, rusted cars, old houses, broken toys, etc. This was a college project, and the first thing I ever had shown in a gallery. Inspiration and motivation? I look at inspirational photos every day and have a list of blogs I read about techniques, lighting, etc. My sister Marina Keaton is a photographer as well and we trade advice and ideas. It's this sort of compulsive, obsessive thought that sorta propels itself. Generally, if I'm online, there's a good chance I'm scouring eBay for old cameras or pouring over flickr favorites.

Since I've been shooting so much from every day life, I try not to be boring, so there has to be a mood or an element of visual interest. I'm more discriminate if I'm shooting film, but I carry a digital everywhere so I can experiment more. What is your most memorable moment with the camera you have or had? I was shooting an abandoned house up in the mountains in Tennessee and found several boxes of old photographs including tin types. That was pretty amazing. Do you like to behind the camera, in front or both? I definitely prefer to shoot more. If you could recreate a photograph from your favorite photographer, who would be and what would it be? I actually did this as an assignment in my black and white photography class. I picked Henri Cartier Bresson. It was a photo called Downtown, New York, USA, 1947 which was a man sitting with a cat in an alley. But I didn't have a cat so it didn't work as well. How do we get in contact with you?

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What made you decided to pick up a camera? Well, my father, Vicente Juarbe, is a filmmaker and photographer and since I was a little girl Photography has been part of my life. But, at 13 my dad gave me my first 35 mm camera and I began taking pictures every chance I got. And that’s how the Journey began.

I usually brainstorm on a concept, this being something I came up with or maybe something I was inspired by, but non the less a concept that I would like to compose and/ or re-create in a shoot. Then, I go and find a the subject, the place, or what ever it may be that best fits the description of what I want to shoot.

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It varies a little on what I’m photographing. I think about what is that I want to shoot; that be a landscape, a product, or a portrait. Then I visualize the kind of images I want to take and recreate them using composition and lighting to express what I see in my mind and want my pictures to say.

One of the most memorable moments I’ve had was when I did the Photobooth at Phat n Jazzy. It was the first time I had done a photo shoot in front of a live audience. The concept was to create 3 different scenarios, changing only the makeup and wardrobe but keeping the same model. It was a fun night and a great experience.

What has been your favorite project or photo to date? Uhmm, well I have two :) I had the opportunity to do some portraits of a well know music artist in Puerto Rico, Chyno Nyno, and I was very exited when the news got to me that I was going to be doing a photo shoot with him. At the same time, I was doing the still photography for the Motion Picture “IL Viagio” (it releases in July 21, 2010) which was VERY exiting as well as one of the best experiences up to date. Inspiration and motivation? My father. Although, I knew from an early age that photography was going to become part of my life, my father motivated me to learn “how to see”, how to look at a subject and be able to express what “you see and feel at that given moment”. He’s a really passionate person, you can see it in the things he creates, and that passion inspired my love and development in photography. That being said, I wouldn’t have been able to make it with out my best friend and companion for life; my husband. He has always encouraged and pushed me into taking the next step and making photography my profession. Plus, he’s been my #1 fan :) How do you choose your subjects for your photographs?

Do you like to behind the camera, in front or both? Believe it or not I HATE to be in front of a camera, lol, I don’t like to be photographed. It’s funny, I don’t know why, but I have been this way since I was young. On the other hand, I love to be behind the camera and take picture as much as I can. If you could recreate a photograph from your favorite photographer, who would be and what would it be? Wow! That’s a tough one. Although I am fascinated and am constantly learning from the work of other photographers, if I had the opportunity to recreate somebody’s work it would, definitely be, “Ashes and Snow” by Gregory Colbert. How do we get in contact with you? You can contact me at 407.770.7942, that’s my main number, and you can email me at zemidesigns@gmail. com. My portfolio can be seen in Facebook under Kristina Juarbe Photography and my website is under construction, but it will be up and running by March 23rd 2010 and will be able to be seen at: kristinajuarbe.com.

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What made you decided to pick up a camera? I’ve always loved the cinema, since I was a kid I’ve always wanted to live in wherever that world is where movies take place. It was always more comfortable for me than being in my real world. Being in a wheelchair, found myself using my glasses like a letterbox frame, and I’d being imaging myself as a dolly camera swooping in on everything I looked at. That’s how I began studying shots. Close ups, mediums, wides. I began experimenting right there just using my chair and my own eyes. I knew nothing about operating an SLR. I bought an overpriced manual Nikon at the mall, learned about shutter and aperture over the course of a couple years. Lots of shooting, lots of trial and error on precious rolls of film. I just had this urge to capture everything I was looking at. What your process to taking a photo? It really depends on the situation and what I want the outcome of the image to be. I try and earn a living off some of what I shoot, so I don’t always have a personal connection to the subject matter. When I shoot a wedding, for example, I feel like an alien inside of a clones body, watching the interworkings of a foreign culture. A client thinks they want a certain kind of image because that’s what they’ve seen. I ask myself how can I not get bored, how can I not give them the cliché while also satisfying them. I suppose the common thread to everything I shoot is to ask myself what tools can I leave in my bag of tricks? I need to be involved, but you want to let a situation or idea speak for itself as much as possible. What has been your favorite project or photo to date? I don’t really tend to have favorites. I think a lot of people know what I mean when I say my favorite right now might not be my favorite tomorrow. Instead, I tend to have favorite experiences, particularly favorite people to work with. That tends to be what means a lot to me. Because I work with those people a lot and tend to try to over and over again. It might be embarrassing for me to name names, so maybe the people who really care to know should just look at my books and my internet pages and see the faces that come back again and again. Inspiration and motivation? The day tends to be pretty long. My mind tends to obsess. A lot of my work comes from just needing to be occupied with something. I write a lot, especially novels. The last one I started because I couldn’t keep my mind off certain things keeping me awake. I don’t want anyone to think I confuse fantasy with reality, but making worlds I can disappear into and live inside of is a good motivation. I only hope I transcribe what I experience well enough for those interested to understand why I bother. If I’m not being ignored, then I want to be understood.

How do you choose your subjects for your photographs? It’s pretty instinctual. I don’t think about it. I can say that usually it comes from a story I feel like telling and things snowball from there. A lot of times, and I think other creative folks will relate, you end up using what’s available to you and you make the most of it. Blood and violence tends to come up a lot in my work. I’m asked about that frequently. I can’t say that I have answer. I don’t mean for blood to be in almost everything. Honestly, blood is compelling. It’s an easy way to get someone to look at your picture. What is your most memorable moment with the camera you have or had? No particular moment comes to mind. There are so many defeats and victories while a camera is in your hand. Nothing stands out. Do you like to behind the camera, in front or both? I like being behind the camera, but I think I’d enjoy acting, if I ever had the chance. I think most people behind the camera secretly want to be the star in front of it because, frankly, 90% of the time an actor doesn’t understand or do better than what you have in your mind. People tend to not photograph me, I don’t know why. Most of the images I have of myself I’ve shot, which is kind of embarrassing. I guess that’s just what happens when you’re the guy with the camera. If you could recreate a photograph from your favorite photographer, who would be and what would it be? My mind is much more in the cinema world than of art photography. Larry Clark is a bit if a bridge there, I love his work photography and some of his film work. I like that he bugs so many uptight people almost regardless of what he does. It’s funny to me. There are a lot of cinematographers who I think of often. Maybe my favorite is Dean Cundy, who used to photograph all of John Carpenter’s best looking movies in the 1980s, particularly Escape from New York. There’s something so moody about those Cartpenter films, so scary, that it almost didn’t matter how shitty the story actually was, like in The Fog. The Fog is a masterpiece through the power or imagery alone, surviving a weak script and two romantic leads (Jaime Lee Curtis and Tom Atkins) whose pairing bordered on the ridiculous. How do we get in contact with you? My website is bpvalentine.com and all of my contact info is in the news section. I’m on Facebook, Myspace, and whatever else comes down the pike and I welcome anyone wanting to network. I enjoy getting emails and talking about nerdy sounding things, like why Tom Atkins is too much man for Jaime Lee Curtis.


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What made you decided to pick up a camera? The first time I really thought about being a photographer was in 1997 when I went on a road trip with my girl friends to Glacier National Park in Montana and couldn’t put my camera down…just my point and shoot film camera, nothing special. I always have known I was going to be an artist but I didn’t figure out what form of art I was going to do as my career. What your process to taking a photo? I don’t know if you could really say there is a ‘process’ I go through when taking a photograph…normally I just jump right in and go at it…technically I make sure my exposure and depth of field is just how I like it…my light is the way I need it to be, whether naturally, with reflectors, flash or strobe. Then I perfect the shot. I suppose the real process would come in when I do all my post work, uploading, editing and retouching. What has been your favorite project or photo to date? Its hard to say what my favorite project has been because each one is an adventure and collaboration between myself and my team and its always an exciting turnout with breathtaking images to ooh and aah over… the one shoot that stands out to me the most is my infrared vampire series. It took place at an abandoned shack in Loxahatchee. Everyone involved was a good friend and fellow photographer Gene Hale, Melrose Telles was the hairstylist and makeup artist and Melissa Brouard was out model. The energy in the air was intense because it was about to storm, which benefited us to the max!! The lighting was soft and even. The clouds were big and dark and stormy. And the model, who is also a gogo dancer, performed extremely inspirationally…we kept going, even through the first drops of rain we just couldn’t stop…but when we did…we were satisfied.

What is your most memorable moment with the camera you have or had? One of my most memorable moments with my camera… which is currently a Canon 5D Mark ii…is when I was photographing my friend for a portfolio piece during golden hour in a field that we weren’t suppose to be in…no trespassing…I go to all lengths to get the shots I want. lol…a helicopter started flying near, then circled right above us for about 5 minutes…I just ignored them and kept shooting and eventually they just flew off and let us be…and the shot I love the most could not have been better had it not been in that particular field. Do you like to behind the camera, in front or both? I definitely prefer to be behind the camera…not that I don’t like a few shots of me every once in a while…but I love to shoot! If you could recreate a photograph from your favorite photographer, who would be and what would it be? Strangely I don’t have a favorite photographer at the moment…and i'm not too keen on recreating work that has already been done. How do we get in contact with you?

You can contact me via email tara@taraincphotography.com Facebook me, Tara Hauck or call me at 561.385.2330

Inspiration and motivation? I work with a lot of performing artist and stylists that are my inspiration and motivation. I love to work with other creative people with out a doubt…feeding off of each other and creating a vision together is total bliss for me. How do you choose your subjects for your photographs? After I figure out a theme for the shoot, i choose whom I would like to model based on their looks and talents and how they can play off that particular shoot.

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What made you decided to pick up a camera? I had a normal point and shoot camera that I knew how to use to its potential and just so happened to have an attractive girlfriend that some friends wanted pictures of for their online magazine. The pictures turned out really well for the equipment being used. I was asked to do more of some other girls for the same website and the rest is history. What your process to taking a photo? I like putting a pretty face in a not-so-normal setting and filling the entire frame with something to look at, so its needless to say, I'm not into studio-style photography. I really like to use the great outdoors as my studio. What has been your favorite project or photo to date? The first time I asked to do a shoot for a magazine comes to mind. The pictures really weren't my style, but it was fun to shoot the images knowing that they were going to published somewhere other than my website. Inspiration and motivation? I truly love helping friends and clients in any way I can. Referrals, to me, are almost a form of payment. It's a huge compliment because it means they loved what I did for them.

What is your most memorable moment with the camera you have or had? I really enjoy travelling and taking pictures of things I'll probably never see again so doing two things that I absolutely love at the same time feels a little like heaven. Do you like to behind the camera, in front or both? I feel that my place is behind the camera, but I don't mind pictures being taken of me. I'm usually making a silly face if I am because I refuse to fake a smile. If you could recreate a photograph from your favorite photographer, who would be and what would it be? I don't have a specific favorite photographer, but there are a few out there I've seen who have a similar style to mine. All of them have inspired me and made me do things in a way I probably wouldn't have thought of on my own. Cheers to them! How do we get in contact with you? email: bobby@nottke.com cell: 7276445946 or find me in a weird place around town. :)

How do you choose your subjects for your photographs? In nightclubs, I find people that are having fun one way or another. Candids are my definite favorite. For solo photoshoots, I try to find faces that people enjoy looking at, thus getting as much exposure and traffic to my website as possible.

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What made you decided to pick up a camera? It used to be just a hobby; I took this photograph out my car window on Mills Ave. with my Nikon point and shoot digital camera. One day, while visiting my local art store I saw a flyer for an art contest held by United Arts of Central Florida titled “Artsploration” (2007) I figured, “why not enter my photograph”? So I did and because it was my 1st art contest, I didn’t expect much. Turns out they liked it and I took first place, winning $2,000 and landing a television interview a year later. After that, and a little bit of sweet cash in my pocket, I felt I should take my photography more seriously and really pursue it. What is your process to taking a photo? I don’t like to work in a rush, so I leave it for a day where I can solely concentrate on my artwork. I set up my display and use my Nikon D80 with an external flash along with some extra lighting and get to work. I take lots of photos of one scene to make sure I have it right and options to choose from. I usually do four images in a day/ shoot. I also can’t take too long because the lights tend to melt the face off the Gummy Bear and then they become useless to me. What has been your favorite project or photo to date? I really enjoy one of my newest pieces titled: John “The Green” Gotti. It’s basically a gummy bear mug shot whose prison ID in the artwork was Johnny Cash’s actual number in his mug shot. I’m a fan of Cash and his music. Plus I made this piece pretty large at 24” x 36”, which made it really eye catchy and it has also gained much attention to my surprise.

Do you like to be behind the camera, in front or both? Do you think I enjoy looking at myself on magazine covers?? Because if you do, then you would be RIGHT! Kidding aside, I believe as an artist, creativity shouldn’t stop at the medium you work in. If I can come up with an interesting photo using myself then you better believe it is going to happen. I want to bring excitement and fun in everything I do. Weather its in my art, gallery installations or life. If you could recreate a photograph from your favorite photographer, who would it be and what would it be? To tell you the truth, I don’t have a favorite photographer, but I do have plenty of favorite artists. I would love to do a gummy photo of a piece by Damien Hirst titled, “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”. That particular piece of art was embedded in my brain from the first time I saw it, and I find it so captivating. How do we get in contact with you? Check me out at www.MauricioMurillo.com where you can view my artwork and galleries nearest you that carry my work, if you wish to check them out in person. For galleries or those interested in collecting my work they can email me at Mauricio.Murillo1@hotmail. com or you can send me a message through a carrier pigeon if you want, its on my list of things to experience before I die.

Inspiration and motivation? My grandfather, who I called “TATA”, passed away about two years ago. I was very close to him my whole life. This was a guy who was confident, funny and intelligent. He always believed in everything I did, and even though he has never had a chance to see what I have accomplished in my art. I feel he is always with me, pushing me to do my very best and to kick ass while doing it! How do you choose your subjects for your photographs? Well, since I work with Gummy Bears they’re thankfully drama free. Except for those green ones, they think they’re divas. As for the materials I use in the images, I tend to shop around looking for miniatures. When I find something that is interesting I start shifting the gears in my brain and try to come up with something humorous and interesting. What is your most memorable moment with the camera you have or had? When my Nikon D80 came in the mail and I got to hold it in my hands for the first time. I don’t have any kids, but if I did, I would probably kick them out of the house just to make room for my D80 and let it sleep in their bed.

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What made you decided to pick up a camera? As an fine art artist i always wanted to express myself more in a fashion that sometime is easier to illustrate through a camera lens. Photography brings me great peace and satisfaction. It allows me to be more spontaneous and the picture i illustrate reflect a story of what i enjoy in life rather its doing a fashion shoot or driving around capture the fun uncertainty, the struggles that we ignore on a daily bases on the street of downtown as we walk the strip mean while a homeless man is sleeping in the crooner next to the ATM. My interest in photography started around 2002 when i was looking for another way to really capture the emotion of my concentration using another media other then paint, i picked up my camera started snapping from that moment i fail in love with it. photography has allowed me to exercise my other fortes in the industry simultaneously. Every time the shutter closes on my camera, I am privileged to document a unique moment of my subject’s life.” What your process to taking a photo? When it come to a process i don’t really have one you see i always have my camera with me, trying to capture that one moment i guess that will be the wow factor. you only as good as your last photo shoot so i’m alway looking out the the latest tech, however the funny thing about it i always find a way to create that product on my on, i guess i’m you local “Tim the tool man Taylor” lol...If you want to call it a process i guess you can its making sure all equipment is working properly and the most having fun man because the minute you stop you start to lose the vision and well here goes a day of work or preparation and scheduling. so to say my photo taking process is you guessed it having fun not spazzing out if your flash doesn’t fire or its to windy, hey things happen. What has been your favorite project or photo to date? wow I’ve done so many project so far all of them have been fun, my images reflect the world through a kaleidoscope of subjects, my favorite one by far as to be helping tr3, up dating the culture mart Myspace shoot. while shooting a group of youngster’s skating by i called them over to take part and they were like Heck yeah, made the shoot ten time better they wasn’t trying to be model it was just let have fun joke around and take pictures.

not to be the next Chase Jarvis, i mean wouldn’t be to bad now however really is to do what i love and keep on creating that one moment that i will be able to say wow i shot that. How do you choose your subjects for your photographs? To be completely honest i don’t really choose i let it happen thats my way doesn’t have to be the next man or woman but it mine i keep in open eye out and the subject matter finds me. once i have a vision the rest plays it self out. What is your most memorable moment with the camera you have or had? Let see, oh OK, well i was working with a group of car racer girls the owner of the group assure me that all the girls had had modeling experience. going into the shoot thinking well this going to be a piece of cake since i like to let people be them-self not being something they not i figure i’m just going to snap with miner direction because they were model. wow what a day it was a shoot that was supposed to be 3hour lasted over 7 hours, long story short when those picture come out they don’t blame the model the photographer is the one that get it. so trying to have fun and get that great moment of hair pulling experience, i’ll tell them to pose a certain way they turn it around and change it to what they wanted; a long day it was. Do you like to behind the camera, in front or both? I hate being in front of the camera i have no idea what to do with myself so i rather be behind. If you could recreate a photograph from your favorite photographer, who would be and what would it be? oh man the list is endless they are so many great photographer out there, the one i would love to some what recreate however still put my own twist to it will be Chase Jarvis campaigns work for FU. The model had to punch the element such as fire, earth and water. a great body of work capturing that moment were his fist meets the water or the earth amazing.

Inspiration and motivation? I feel truly blessed to be able to work with the individuals i work with today. photography has opened my eyes to the beauty and reality which exist in our world. seeking to create iconic images that will represent a generation’s history. my inspiration comes from everywhere i look, from watching a movie, music or just driving around seeing and old building or truck, you know it could be a painting or reading a book could trigger that creative juice if you truly have a passion for the art something as a pair of head phone will inspire you to shoot. my motivation is

How do we get in contact with you? You could alway contact me via email Guerrier@live.com Or on my site www.guerrier.webs.com if those are unsuccessful witch it would not however you can alway try my tel 407-421-7493

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What made you decide to pick up a camera? I picked up my first camera when I was about 9 years old. It was an Olympus film camera with a fix lens; my father had given it to my for my birthday. He was a amateur photographer and was always taking pictures. I really liked that about him and I think ever since that moment I have been taken photos in a life documentary style. What is your process to taking a photo? When I photograph someone or something, I try to capture the essence, the emotions or the aesthetics of that person or thing.

What is your most memorable moment with the camera you have or had? In the last year, I bought my first medium format film camera and I like it a lot for fun. It is not an expensive camera or even in good working condition like my professional DSLR but something about experimenting and not seeing instant results enhances my imagination. In addition, the square, larger negatives makes for a different frame and image all together. I look forward to my business growing to the point where I can buy a high end digital medium format camera to use professionally. This camera cost in the ranges of $15,000 to $30,000 so I need a couple of years before I get one, but I will get there. Do you like to be behind the camera, in front or both?

I try to experiment when I shoot, which can sometimes be a handicap, but I have learned even from those situation and I have grown as a photographer. I experiment with angles and with light and the more I shoot the more I realize I like drama in my photography. It is sometimes not a good thing especially when working for people who don't want to see reality as it is; most just want to see themselves looking pretty.

I am not very good at socializing in larger groups of people so I find myself just drawing to the room. I just grab my camera and start shooting pics. It allows me to be an observer without having to say much. I enjoy observing human behavior, particularly in large groups. The unique moments of true joy and laughter and the looks of uncertainty and discomfort we all experience in groups makes for interesting pictures.

What has been your favorite project or photo to date?

I definitely enjoy being behind the camera, and even without my camera I always feel like I am observing behind the lens anyway.

I enjoy doing weddings. I like telling a love story in photographs. The power of photojournalism, which is telling a story as it unfolds without disturbing the scenes as much as possible and capturing the events and emotions that define the day, is what I enjoy. Inspiration and motivation? I am inspired by my vision. I find myself seeing through a lens even without my camera. I like colors and I like shadows vs light and the unique chemistry that the three things can create and evoke. I am also inspired by the hundreds of amazing photographers who have done it, are doing it, or will be doing it. How do you choose your subjects for your photographs? I usually find some beauty in all things, all people and all places. They are all unique and have character. I am usually attracted by strong personalities and by the moments when people or things are lit in a way that creates a dramatic effect based on light and shadows. I wish I could become invisible so that I could shoot people without the affect that the camera has on them.

If you could recreate a photograph from your favorite photographer, who would it be and what would it be? I actually like Annie Leibovitz’s work very much. I enjoy the way she works with light, which is quite like Rembrandt lighting styles. It allows for a mysterious curiosity between light and shadows. I guess I would like to recreate some of her pictures like those of Queen Elizabeth, or the Sopranos (particularly the one she did of the last supper). I also I recently saw the one she did of Michelle Obama, which was brilliant! But over all, I think I am a photojournalist at heart. I like the results from working with the available light at any given moment and the emotion that it captures. The front page of the New York Times and the Obama flickr photographers always has amazing photos captured by different photojournalist. Lots of top wedding photographers have a great sense of photojournalistic style. How do we get in contact with you? My website is gcbrand.com. It is under construction at this moment. A full makeover was needed due to the increase of my body of work. It will be available to everyone in the middle of March.

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STEVE PARKER What made you decided to pick up a camera?

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I first started seriously taking photos in middle school, when we still only had film cameras. I really enjoyed the process of creating photos and began taking photos of friends and bands that played through my city.

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What your process to taking a photo? I try to always have a camera on me and shoot when ever I see something interesting.

Inspiration and motivation? I take photos for several reasons. As a creative outlet for more artistic photos, occasionally for work, often for elements for creating designs, as a form of documenting our lives and experiences, and as a sort of external memory that remembers details that I never would be able to. I also just think it’s cool to freeze a moment in time!

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How do you choose your subjects for your photographs? It depends on the situation, but I always like interesting subjects and things that most people wouldn’t recognize or have seen otherwise; things hidden in nature. What is your most memorable moment with the camera you have or had? I’d rather not talk about it, that’s between me and my camera.

Do you like to behind the camera, in front or both? I prefer to be taking the photos, but I think it’s cool when someone shows me an interesting photo of myself or documents an event where I was unable to be taking photos. And it’s always fun to do activity or crazy location shoots! How do we get in contact with you? You can Shoot me an email at: ParkerArtDesignCo@gmail.com or at my website: www.ParkerArtDesignCo.com

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A story of a generation of all social stratifications in the galaxy in a neo luddism cyber punk generation subjected to a luddite in which a harsh political shift over powers civilizations & life forms unknowingly being attacked by dark galactic beings (Neuro Platonic & Eclipse) colonizing moons to enslave planets. Other sources have been leaked out that they have already enslaved & destroyed one galaxy which ties these dark galactic beings and the last couple of species from the last galaxy ( Pyrot, Crisis) to face off for the OMDS, ( Omni Matrix Data core System) One to conquer the Milky way the other to restore life forms of the dying species. A source of knowledge of the evolution of civilizations & the transhumanism of mankind in the Milky Way compacted into this high-tech computer system which is protected by a governmental hacked gargoyle (Coldblooded). Now a team of leaders all over the galaxy under a space corporation called Zygon Corp. will put a stop to the dark galactic beings dark rain of terror & restore balance to the galaxy.

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A really good Tumblr blog is like comfort food for the eyes, the windows to the soul’s inner lard-ass. The young couch potato has evolved into a cyber hoarder of all things pretty hot to stare at. Some of us call ourselves bloggers, others just like digging their sticky fingers into the internet’s internal universe to play grab ass with its trillions of photos. I am all about it, that downward scroll of posted images that have been used, borrowed and stolen with mad ease and style. 116

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ve the Blog My favorite Tumblr blogs are chock full of trendy, super model thin, street, ignant, hipster and nostalgic photos. It didn’t take much to get me hooked, just the visual simplicity of it. It’s a community of ocular masters who always have an itch to see something interesting. Photography is a much appreciated art form although often taken so far from the photographers hand’s that it can end up onto some strangers desktop in a whole ‘nother part of the earth with the click of a couple buttons. We like that though, because pictures are one of those few things that people just love to share with each other, with absolutely no strings attached. That bottomless pit of pictures ever taken by anyone living or dead is proof that it’s some sort of a global addiction. Maybe it’s self centered and shallow how we romanticize the power of vision so much, but there is nothing else quite like photography and motion picture. We are junkies for High Definition, there is always bigger, better and a hell of a lot clearer. However, as bloggers we are more like live

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