Portrait of a Ballerina

Sam is a ballerina.  

I'm sure she wouldn't introduce herself to you that way, but she has been dancing for most of her so-far-so-young life and that's how I know her.  She's a ballerina.  Sam recently completed her fifteenth trip around the sun and I was commissioned to create a series of portraits for her birthday festivities.

As I photographed her, it was easy to notice the poise and confidence that comes with mastering a skill.  It was inspiring and I couldn't help but wonder what my life would be like if I had stuck with something for that long.

Wait- that photo thing I do, right, never mind

The more I thought about it, the more I realized that Sam trains in her art every single day.  She's good and she's getting better with every session.  That's inspired me to get out every day and practice my art too. projects are brewing.  Stay tuned.

How will history remember you? Okay, that's heavy, and we just met, so I'll take the pressure off and begin again by introducing myself. My mission is to help you answer that first question. I want to show you and your world in a way you haven't seen before and at some point hopefully incite a small riot inside your head. An unapologetic Gen-X warrior for self-expression, I help people tell their stories. Not just the pretty and polished, "made for Linkedin" version, but the real essence of their legacy. At my core, I'm a visual artist. The still photographic image has been my story telling medium for decades. Now I use words, images and on the rare occasion images in motion to push others to be more, do more and express more than they originally thought was reasonable. Are you still reading this? Really? I'm impressed. Moving on... I am Southern, though not fried. In my view, Bar-b-que should be enjoyed with any sauce on hand at the time. There is no need to quibble over which style of sauce best compliments. The real question is, "slaw or hushpuppies?" The correct answer is, "yes!".