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“I am the Master of my fate. I am the master of my soul.” - Nelson Mandela
Powerful words are never overlooked. As an creator of images both still and moving, we must always be looking for heart felt words to inspire our work. I have decided to make some major changes in my fate over the years.
One that stands out in particular to me is my move from traditional film cameras to the new technology of digital. It’s hard to believe that it was so many years ago when I was shooting stuff for Topps Trading Cards. They decided to make a set of select cards that would be shot and produced in the same day. This probably doesn’t sound like anything new now, but at the time this was big news for the entire industry. There was actually a CNN crew there recording this attempt to do something that no one else had ever done. Much to my delight we accomplished it, mostly because we had some amazing people working on the project; all of whom believed it could be done. Everything took just three hours. The cards where shot and the images were brought in to the computer. They were then dropped into the layout and then they were off to the press to be printed with a lovely glossy coat. Three hours later the cards came rolling back to the site where each one of NFL draft picks sat down and signed their cards.
The reason why I tell this story is because I believe you must make your own fate. It was the fate of the client that believed enough in me and my team to take a risk and put all their cards on the table to make this happen. This all came to life because I decided a few years before to make the jump to the digital world. I invested in a digital camera that would allow me to the make the jump into this new wonderland. It was a decision I will always look back on because it was such a big one and it had such a huge impact on my career and where I am today. I often ask myself where would I be now if I hadn’t made the switch; the answer is more than likely out of business. To think, jumping off the cliff would lead me to find the gold at the bottom of the ocean. It was my fate.
So keeping up with the changes in technology are only a part of the many things that you must do to keep up with your fate. Next up, how do you look inside yourself?
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40’ x 40’ Very Clean Studio Space
18’ Ceilings for Any Kind of Shoot
Large Sliding Wall (can accommodate a vehicle)
Modern Dressing/Makeup Area (with good lighting, large mirrors, and makeup table)
12’ x 12’ Waiting Area
Huge Multi-Speed Fashion Fan
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Stereo System (CD, iPod/MP3 Hookup)
24-Hour Alarm System
Drive in Entrance (with plenty of parking, easy access ground level loading)
$250 half day
$400 whole day
15’ x 15’ multi purpose office that can be rented for an additional $125 which includes TV, office desk, sound system, and chairs.