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Reflection

Something that many of my readers here may not know is that my thesis was a photographic exploration of self-segregation in certain Boston neighborhoods.  I spent about 1/3rd of my time shooting in Boston, 1/3rd of it researching in various libraries across the state, and 1/3rd of it putting everything together into a book back […]

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Why I’m glad “The Mongolian Experiment” failed, and my new plans…

When I came back from a year abroad in South Korea, I had two great ideas that unfortunately fell by the wayside after I realized that both of them were a bit beyond my reach at the time.  One was a documentary project that I called The Mongolian Experiment, and the other was a crowd […]

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Off to a good start!

While I figured that I would start getting clients right away once DriftingFocus Photography was finally “open for business”, I never expected quite the volume of response that I’ve gotten in these past few weeks.  People seem eager to procure my services, and I am really happy to see that there is a demand for […]

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What will/will not change when I start booking reenactor sessions:

Someone on Tumblr raised the concern that now that I am working towards turning my reenactment photography into a profitable business, that I’m going to start “charging what looks to be friends for something that [I] did before for free”.  While that is a valid concern, it is an incorrect one, and it’s also something […]

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Figuring out Reenactment Photography Packages: Individual and Unit Portraits

So, I’ve decided that one of the things I want to focus on over the next few months is how to combine my two loves, reenacting and photography, into something profitable.  Yesterday I took one of the first steps toward this by asking my various Facebook reenactor friends whether or not they’d hypothetically pay to […]

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Photos To Be Known For: Reenactor Portraits

One of the “exercises” I have given myself in this whole “figuring out how the hell to turn this into a living” craziness is to think about what I enjoy shooting and what I want to be known for.  The first step is to figure out what I like shooting, regardless of how feasible it […]

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Realities

I have a degree in photojournalism.  The photographers I’m most influenced and awed by are photojournalists and documentary photographers.  I have a passion for telling stories through my camera. In spite of all of the above, I’m beginning to think that photojournalism and editorial photography may not be the path I should take. Why the […]