I could have named this post so many different things, but I think baffled pretty much sums it up. Before you go any further, I just want to let you know that this is going to be a bit of a rant! So if you don’t want to read a true piece of my mind, I suggest you need not read on. Now, that I’ve put my disclaimer up, let’s get to it. I usually reserve my blogs for after I finish decimating foes in Call of Duty, but this could not wait. If you follow me on Twitter (@pbsthefauxtog), or are a fan of my Facebook Page, you know good and well what I’m referring to. The young lady who asked me how it would benefit her to work with me if she wasn’t getting paid? Seriously, looking the way you do, no one’s camera is going to wave a magic wand at you and turn you into a Princess, just maybe Precious instead! Anyone who knows me, knows that that I truly appreciate the finer things in life, and believe that sure we should pay for things according to their value. That goes for anything, from chewing gum, all the way up to the models I work with. Although, I’ve never paid a model, I wouldn’t rule it out. Everything comes at a cost, I’ve been fortunate to have worked with girls like Paris, and Leidy Rodriguez (for example), as you’ve seen here on the site, and we’ve created some really cool stuff. They trust me, and I will work with them anytime, anywhere, and I hope they feel the same. It’s not a money thing, it’s an art thing! They give me their very best, and I give them the same in return, because we truly click! As I watch both of them take modeling further, I know that more than likely big $ is on the way, but that’s not why we started together, not for the fame and fortune, but because we truly love this. The sheer nerve of this girl, who has no business
modeling at all baffles me. I’m calm now, time to go kill people online! Kashira, don’t worry, we’re going to shoot! (Special shout out to a friend of over 10yrs now, and soon to be up on the site)
We all make em and break em…mine, lasted all but two weeks. I keep telling myself, I’m going strong, but if it wasn’t for the seven pounds I lost due to my stomach virus last week, I wouldn’t have lost any weight. My goal is to lose a lot of weight, but I’m too lazy to do it. I’ve got it all, gym membership, big round exercise ball in my house, yoga mat! I even bought the Biggest Loser Game for Kinect, and I’ve used not one! Way to go! Well there’s always next year!
It’s snowing…yet again. I keep saying, this is the year I get that snow blower! Two snow storms in, no snow blower. So looks like it’ll be me, my mom, and my dad, shoveling our corner house. My parents say they like it because it gives them exercise. I think I hate it for that exact same reason. I think I need some of that motivation I spoke of last week. I’m excited about all of the potential shoots I have lined up because it’s helping me learn and create some great stuff. I’m trying to fight my sleep to stay here in this chair, but sleep is undefeated against me! Goodnight
My Pathetic Twitter Timeline…
As I sat with Facebook, Twitter, AIM, and Gmail open at 4:15, I think to myself I should be blogging instead. Today was an eventful day, not productive, but eventful. First began with changing the photo layout. (Okay maybe one thing productive) Finally saw the LeBron documentary now that I have Netflix. It’s made me realize how much I truly love documentaries. Hopefully I can direct one soon. Hung out with friends in a spirited conversation about male and female interaction. (Thanks Bri!) I came home, not too tired, decided to get on my Twitter and was quickly disappointed by the lack of variety in people’s tweets. There’s nothing but empty bottles in and around my desk, a reminder of this week’s stomach virus. Looks like Saturday is going to be a clean up day!
Happy Birthday Jessie!
Yeah I did it, cut it all off. Parted ways with my hair, over a year in the making. It was weird in itself to be in a barber shop. When I saw my hair on the ground after it was shaved off, it looked like a wig. Some said my hair gave me the “photographer” look. I guess nothing says struggling artist like unkempt hair. I’m just glad I can wear winter hats again, and it is definitely cold! It’s been a decent week, good note, I’m finally making progress with the site, and that pesky stomach virus is gone. Let’s just hope the snow isn’t as bad as they say it’s going to be.
Just when I said I was going to go full throttle with the site updates, regular blogging, new shoots…everything, I get a stomach virus. I’ve been OOC for a couple days, but was still able to manage to post some new work for your enjoyment. The shoot with Paris was fun because I got to use some new lighting gels, which was a welcomed change. I also added an old shoot of my boy Cody B. Ware. This shoot also, one of my personal favs because we got to shoot on location at a cemetery. Now that I’m recovered, it’s time to come back with some new work soon. I’ve got a couple things lined up so stay tuned.
It’s what makes me turn my nightly routine of Call of Duty off. Motivation is the reason why there’s a lady next to me sleeping, instead of me being in bed with her. My mom always says I’m burning the midnight oil. I had a good solid maybe 2 hours of sleep after a great shoot last night/morning. I said tonight’s I’m going to bed early, and here I am approaching the 1am mark, telling myself I can retouch just one more pic. My eyes are low, and I’m barely coherent, but YOU are what drives me. Anyone reading this, and says if this guy can dedicate himself to his dream, then so can I…that’s why I do this, and that friends…is motivation. Goodnite!
I figured since it’s the
Holiday Christmas season, I’ll give a little insight to my travels. Yesterday my daughter gave me her list to mail to Santa! Dope, but, maybe it’s because her dad is a techie, because she wants a cool cell phone, and iPad, and a drawing tablet for her Nintendo Wii! Is it because my HD2 is cool? Is it because she taped her ipod to the wall so she can watch movies ever since she got her Dre Beats for her birthday? Is it because she sees me spend hours and hours on my tablet editing photos? Whatever it is, I am rubbing on my my 10 year old girl, and it’s awesome! I just hope Santa has deep pockets!