Single Subject Blog Ideas and Tips for #Blogtober

You mean you just heard of #Blogtober? Here's the break down. Blogtober is a writing/blogging challenge where you create and share new content every day for the 31 days (the Month of October). Though you can promote your blog however way you wish or currently do, I recommend using this opportunity to connect with other … Continue reading Single Subject Blog Ideas and Tips for #Blogtober

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Day 22 [Photography]: “The Totem”

Totem mask

  This was taken with a Canon Rebel in the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. I was there about a month ago to basically feel out how I felt about living in Sacramento. Something about visiting this museum really sealed the deal on wanting to move there. This mask in particularly stood out to me. Just … Continue reading Day 22 [Photography]: “The Totem”

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[Day 6][Photography]: “Fire Breather”

  I took this at an event called Alleywave in Fresno, CA. The fire breather was accompanied by a fire dancer and were putting on a really good show--so I moved in. Giving them a respectable and safe amount of space I did my best to capture all the leaps and spins. Not the easiest … Continue reading [Day 6][Photography]: “Fire Breather”

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid

To me, holding a camera feels like searching for a reminder of those real and metaphysical places that you pass by like a passenger. Because it's not nylon that holds the camera to my body, it's nostalgia. It's that sweet pain that comes before the shutter closes on a flooded river, and reminds you of a place eight thousand two hundred and fourteen miles away.

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Reasons I write Noir: Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and the Pathology of Loneliness

I was a high school sophomore when I discovered the words film noir. Words that encompassed vast works of literature and film that still hold a special place in modern literature and film. Taxi Driver (written by Paul Schrader and directed by Martin Scorsese, with Robert Deniro playing the lead) was my introduction to the genre. So I was pleasantly … Continue reading Reasons I write Noir: Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and the Pathology of Loneliness

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

Photography and cinematography are two things that I do not do enough of, and what I miss about it the most are the shadows. Where light gives clarity the shadows create mystery, which is why this is one of my favorite pictures in my limited photography portfolio. The camera was borrowed, the model was a … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

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