ArtChick’s Blog

New Year 2018 Resolutions

New Year 2018 Resolutions   "You learn to think what you want to think and when one learns that, one need never be unhappy again. Only a fool becomes voluntarily unhappy" -  Ayya Khema,  Being Nobody, Going Nowhere.   Currently I am in the process of creating my first...

Zen Morning Percussion

Zen Morning Percussion Each morning since my mentor Joe Chielli /  Founder of Church Street Studios, passed away early in 2017, I play this zen percussion drum and light a candle for him.  It helps me cope outside the obvious, keeping the photography business alive to...

Dating Profile Photography

Dating Profile Photography   Yes folks people hire me for their dating profiles.  To many this is a shock, but for others in the industry of match making this is critical first step to boosting ones confidence and potential to finding the right mate.  I have several...

Cinema-graphs with Cellphone Photography

Cinema-graphs with Cellphone Photography As Weegee (Arthur Fellig) put it; " Photography is an art only so far as the imagination of the photographer master the instrument. He must not be limited by it.  He must feel, "I can do with the camera anything the artist can...

PHOTOGRAPHY AND SOCIAL NETWORKING

PHOTOGRAPHY AND SOCIAL NETWORKING People love to look at beautiful images.  Images are the face of your business.   The simplicity of putting images together, Instagram has proven , in the last few years,  to be an effective platform for marketers to reach an audience...

Southwest Scotland Landscapes Through The Looking Glass

Southwest Scotland Landscapes Through The Looking Glass This Thanksgiving my parents decided to celebrate in Scotland. They treated my step brother and I to join them. We rented a place on airbnb in North Berwick, Scotland. The last day we drove out to Kagyu Samye...

Traveling Photography Assignment in Montreal

Traveling Photography Assignment in Montreal There I am with my Think Tank case made for international travel, filled with my Nikon D800 (for filming high definition),my work horse D700, my lenses 24-70mm, 85mm, 70-200mm lenses, and a black backpack filled with my...

Historia Jumpsuit Fashion Editorial Photo Session

Historia Jumpsuit Fashion Editorial Photo Session Historia Jumpsuit Fashion Editorial Photo Session,  I used some items from my own wardrobe for these fabulous fashion models from MMA (Model Management Agency).  The blue jumpsuit, worn by Inna P,  I found in a vintage...

Hip-hop legend Biz Markie For DJ Times Magazine

Hip-hop legend Biz Markie For DJ Times Magazine Every year since 2008, I've been photographing for DJ Times Magazine's DJ Expo in AC.  This year (2017) I was asked to document Biz Markie and Kiss Kiss nightclub 1st opening night.  Here are a few images I selected from...

Visiting Montreal For Personal Retreat

This was my first time visiting Montreal, traveling by myself to another country, and renting out with Airbnb.  To my surprise I discovered the best place to stay for a week with a view of Saint Catherine Cathedral, located in the heart of Montreal.   I woke up...