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Please feel free to invite anyone you think may have an interest in viewing photographs from the annual even, which takes place yearly the last week of August in the Black Rock Desert outside of Gerlach, Nevada.
AJPN Photo Studio and Gallery is located inside the State Theater at 985 Lincoln Way Suite 204 in Auburn, California 95603. Please call with any other questions you might have. (530) 885-5375. Regular hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday
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I was a teenager when I truly discovered my passion for taking pictures. Unfortunately, photography was not offered as an elective at my high school, but I’m sure that had it been, I would have enrolled in the program.
I got my hands on a 35mm Pentax and started taking it everywhere I would go. At that time, even though it as difficult to get developed, I preferred shooting with black and white film. In fact, the only time I resorted to using color film was when I couldn’t locate something monochromatic.A few years later I would put photography aside when I decided to pursue another of my interests, music. I couldn’t afford to invest in equipment for both. As the years passed, I kept many examples of my photographs around, even adorning my walls with a few pictures I had taken back in my youth. Often times people would ask me why I didn’t continue taking pictures, as they looked over one of the framed images.
When I finally put my pursuit of music aside it was nearly as much the echoes of those voices as my former passion that encouraged my return to photography.
For several years I shot only with film, but in 2002, I started shooting digital and in 2003, I purchased my first Digital SLR. Since that time, my 35mm SLR has been seeing less and less use. Within a year of that eventful purchase one of my images saw publication.
Another image I took in 2004 was picked POW (Photo of the Week) on Photo.net. It’s quite a prestigious honor and the image has been viewed well over 1.7 million times. Later that image would see publication in two separate magazines.
I began shooting occasional professional work in 2005. Since then I have taken on more and more work as a photographer and earlier this year I decided I would open a studio and pursue it full time. In April, I found a space at 985 Lincoln Way, Suite 204 in Auburn, California. The studio is now open and you are welcome to drop in anytime Monday through Friday. I take appointments on the weekend as well. The phone number is (530)885-5375.
In my next blog I will discuss elements of life’s experiences and the manners in which people communicate and the impact I feel that both have on my Philosophy of Photography.
The Independence Day Parade in Colfax this year, which took place on July 3rd, turned out to be a lot of fun. It was a little frustrating to have to wait for the train to pass before the festivities could begin, but once it got rolling things quickly looked up.
Highlights of the parade were the Quinn Family Clowns, lots of free flying candy, a little campaign stumping by Scott Owens and plenty of kids and family friendly fun.
Capping off the entire event were the fireworks later that evening. We were there, but I decided not to take pictures.
Check out the gallery of what I did take here.
Last Saturday, June 20th, 2009, we headed on down to the Third Annual Pirate Festival at Mare Island in Vallejo. It was free and I have to tell you, we really got our money’s worth. I had more fun there just walking around than I have had in some time at any other event.
I really appreciate it when someone is so into it that they go the extra step to do it right. And whereas at many other events the women step it up and make the men look like pathetic wannabes, well, it wasn’t that way at the Pirate Fest. In fact, it was hard to find too many women that were as glammed up as many of the men.
I highly recommend checking this event out next year. It’s worth going out of your way for. It’s just a good, family friendly, exciting event. There were a ton of kids there and I didn’t see one making complaint.
Great music and food and fantastic shopping, especially if you’re into the kind of duds that pirates might favor.
Check out the gallery here.
For me it isn’t that way. I still have plenty of interest in shooting; I just haven’t had a lot of time to pursue it. I’ve been in this space now for two solid months and I still haven’t gotten it all together for where I need it to be.
In the meantime I’ve missed out on sharing the experience of starting a new business and a photography studio. Thinking about it that’s something I shouldn’t have neglected. So, from the point on I am going to make a commitment to blog on the progresses and hindrances I encounter on this endeavor.
The entries may be brief, but I’ll do my best to make the effort. And maybe some of you out there who come across this may get to know the photographer behind this venture better.
In the meantime I’ve been neglecting the things I usually have plenty of time to work on. My gallery, my blog, taking random pictures, posting them, going places . . . all of those things have been tossed by the wayside.
For the time being I have no Internet access in my space either so that has made things a little difficult. Hopefully, I can remedy that situation soon. In fact, I need to do that posthaste, as lacking the hookup it making things difficult. The thing is I was thinking that without it I would be faced with one fewer distraction.
In more tragic news, last week a close friend was killed in tree trimming accident. Joe Huckins was only 30 years old. I will post more on Joey in the future; right now I believe we are all just trying to come to terms with his death.
Come by and visit me at the studio at 985 Lincoln Way, #204 upstairs. You might call first though just to be sure I’m there. I’ve been in and out quite a bit. (530) 885-5375
After that date I will be open weekdays from 10AM until no earlier than 3PM. Most days I’m sure I will be there much later, but the earlier time will allow me to go out for any possible shooting I may need to do outside of the studio.As you can see from the pictures there is going to need to be some serious painting. Most likely that will be the first thing I’ll do. The avocado green has got to go. Erin and I will be working on the space on the weekends and anyone else who wants to come by and tell me what I need to do next is welcome to let me know.
The plan is to split the room in two with some kind of a portable wall with one half used for the studio and the other half as a gallery and ultimate chill space. Come visit me anytime after Thursday at noon.
I know it’s hard to believe, but for the second time in as many years someone has taken it upon themselves to throw me a massive birthday party. I know, I couldn’t believe it myself, but it appears that the good folks at Camp Inspiritum have stepped it up and really went beyond the call of duty to throw me the biggest bash ever.
Me, being the gracious guy that I am, suggested, HEY, why don’t you guys make it a combination benefit party for your camp while you’re at it? And they were like, Why didn’t we think of that? All I could do is shrug.
So yeah, you can support one of the most awesome camps on the playa while you are also celebrating my birthday. And as an added bonus I will take some kind of amazing photo of you in your furry finest.
That’s right, in lieu of a gift there is an advanced $20 donation required. Hey, $20 bucks for 8 hours of solid rollicking partying, the likes you haven’t seen, well, since Erin threw me that bash last year. And this time there is going to be performances and fire and all kinds of insanity. It’s really going to be something.
Need more information? There’s plenty of it here.
But why bother with information. Just go buy tickets right now and save yourself some trouble. Buy tickets here.
Okay, so to be honest this doesn’t have anything to do with my birthday. It just happens to correspond with the actual day. And I will be shooting special portraits there, which will be posted in a gallery on my site and announced, probably a week or two after.
My apologies for having neglected my blog for so long. My intention, when I started this thing, was to post something on a daily basis. Or to at least have several posts each week. I have failed miserably.
As they say—in politically correct language, “Things happen”.
With the current state of our economy, I have decided that the time has come to either get into the tank or, well… to be honest there aren’t any other options.
So I have been looking for a location to open a studio. I have found one or two interesting possibilities, but I am trying to be realistic as far as expenses go. This week I found a place I was thinking might be the perfect fit.
I was psyched.The following day I was called and informed that the original rate was incorrect and that the actual rent was going to be $180 more. So I spent the day going back and forth with the management trying to figure something out.
At the moment I am still waiting to see what, if any, incentive they might offer.
Hopefully, when this all works out, which I am sure it eventually will, I can get back to a regular routine.
In the meantime I am working on galleries for all of the Firedrums events I have been to in the past. Not a lot of technically sound images, but for the sake of those performing I am going to post them soon anyway. Watch for an update.