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(JW.S -> 00-4a)

An independent art director and photographer (primarily) based
out of los angeles.

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(JW.S -> 00-4B)
An observational
photographer working
remotely to create
more content.
(Updated)
11/16/19 — 5:21AM PST
(↪) Haliewa, HI
(Currently)
(×) Tavarua Resort
(+) personal Projects
(Availability)
(×) Jan 2020
(↪) Remote Freelance
(Focuses)
(×) Art direction
(×) content strategy
(×) type design
(×) motion design
(+) love a new challenge
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I originally started shooting 15+ years ago, and gained admission to undergrad as a photography major. Two years in, I pivoted to design as the calls for rigid conformity in intro-level photo classes waned my interest, and I didn’t feel that I had the personality to slog it out as a commercial photographer.  As I then pursued my design career, photography fell off and I found myself with little spare time, and a focused intent on only furthering my design abilities. While I still love my career as a designer, the slog of working in a demanding client-service industry eventually started taking its toll, and I sought a creative outlet free of group-think, review cycles, client presentation, conversion rates, A-B testing, etc. etc. It's art vs. design, and all about retaining a truly uninhibited form of creative expression.

I'm continually looking to evolve and push my photos, and I'll know I've succeeded when I look back on previous work and see opportunities to improve it.  I've done exactly this with my designs, and I feel it has served me well to stave off stagnation. To further avoid stagnation, I have rigid terms on duration for licensing, and will only print 10 of any given image. I believe that commoditizing one's work to that extent cheapens it, and I'm only selling these images because I feel there is unique value to each of them. If I ultimately don't make money with this approach, its unfortunate insofar that photography isn't more self-sustaining and I can't spend more time doing it– but I'm ultimately fine with that. Regardless, I will still do what I love and go shoot as much as I can, and my desire to progress will push me to be better and someday make a living from it in some capacity. I think.

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(×) SOny A7rIII
(×) Sony FE 16-35mm GM
(×) Sony FE 24-70mm GM
(×) Sony FE 70-200mm GM
(×) Sony FE 100-400mm Gm
(×) Tamron SP 150-600mm
(×) Aquatech elite waterhousing
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