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So, I work 3 jobs(which none of them pay). I don’t have a digital camera.  I don’t have a dark room.  Those would be the 3 main reasons why I haven’t blogged in many a week, maybe even months.  So here is the breakdown:

 I work with Golf Magazine and as you know Rodney as well.  A few weeks ago, I was working in the Studio with a photographer names Schecter Lee.  He is a great still life shooter, who has wonderful character and would do all he can for anyone who needed help.  You can see his work almost every month in Golf Magazine.  Anyways, I was assisting him in the studio on a shoot when he started asking why I was here and what I wanted to do and maybe 284 other questions.  After we talked for a while and got to know each other, he decided he liked me, and wanted to help me out in any way possible.  

In the studio beside us, was a photographer named Ben Baker.  He is a portrait shooter and a great one too (www.benbakerphoto.com).  Schecter knew of him but didn’t know him.  But he had already decided that I should meet him and try to assist for him.  So at the end of our shoot, he walked right up to Ben and said, “Hey Ben, I am Schecter Lee and this is Ryan Harvey.  We wanted to know if you had any shoots coming up the Ryan could help you on.”  And that was basically it.  He said, sure come on and we exchanged emails and phone numbers.  

Ben invited me on a shoot the next week and told me it was quite big and I need to be prepared for a long 2 days.  It was for the (Red) Campaign and Fortune Magazine.  Needless to say, a lot of celebrities and powerful people would be there.  I knew that he used all Profoto gear and coming from RCC, of course we don’t have any.  So for the next week, I watched videos and did research on how to set up, use, and break down Profoto gear, so when I was working I wouldn’t seem completely dumb.

The shoot was amazing. Period.  If you read this far and want to know about it, I will tell you 

From there, Ben and I have stayed in touch and I am continuing to help him with his work.  Hopefully things will work out up here and I get a job assisting full time.  

Things are going well with Rodney too.  His book is coming along well, as well as planning exhibitions and other shoots in the near future.  He likes me, even though he drills me about everything in my life every time we are together.  

I will try to blog more in the future to keep whoever reads this informed about my life, even if there aren’t any photographs. 


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15/04/2009 at 11:10 am

I hate shaving.

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This morning I had to have some macro shots for critique and I still didn’t have anything.  So I decided to shower and get ready for the day.  One of my electric razors was sitting on the counter and I decided to ignore it since I hate shaving.  But i thought it could be a cool macro shot so I finished getting ready and took a few. I took the top of the razor off to show the blades.  You can see some hair and what I am guessing is skin that is chopped up.  If you squint hard enough, you can even see my the Double Helix of my DNA.  I am pretty pleased with what I have.  




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20/02/2009 at 12:00 am

harriett, my lovely

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So I invested in a Hasselblad this week.  I did 2 real quick shots of it in the studio when I was shooting some macro stuff.  When I say quick I mean, I didn’t even clean the dust off the lens.  Her name is Harriett.  Jessica Seawell helped me come up with the name a few days later.  She was born in 1968 and is in great condition.  




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06/02/2009 at 1:11 am


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I thought I would post another video this week.  I think this is quite funny.  It takes a while and its painful but its too good to not watch.


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06/02/2009 at 12:33 am

i’m mossy…

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So here is another macro shot for class.  I only had time for one shot this week since I spend a lot of time in NYC.  Its some moss I found in a crack of some asphalt at school.  I decided to put up some magenta fabric since it is the complimentary of green.  Hope you enjoy


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30/01/2009 at 2:41 am


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Today I am going flying to NYC.  The point of this trip is to interview with Rodney Smith.  I am quite nervous but very excited to get there and meet him.  I will interview with him and his staff around 3 o Clock on Friday.  I will let you now how things go through this blog when I find things out.  

You should check out his website.



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23/01/2009 at 12:45 am

1st try at macro…

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I just started a new class for those of you I don’t go to school with and it is Macro photography.  Macro is really fun because you get to see things like you might not have seen them before.  It was different getting use to some new equipment but its fun getting to shoot with some new things.  I am hoping that this 8 weeks with lead to some good things.  

For the 1st shot, I chose to do a golf club cleaner brush.  I just took one strobe and bounced it off a white panel.  It is simple but the DOF is interesting I think.   


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16/01/2009 at 1:13 am