Photography. I had to do something I could do by contract, work sporadically, and scrape by with. And barely scrape by, I did – but I got some cool photos in the process! I can’t share a lot of them (Contracts + The type of photography I was doing) but […]

What Was I Doing For 2 Years?


29x30 Jeans!!!
Over the last 5 months I have been working towards being a real human again. I cannot begin to describe the effects of being socially isolated, supporting someone, getting depressed, losing all your money/self identity/etc. It is intense. But somehow… I lost so much weight that I am now the […]

New Clothes, 40lbs Lighter – Someone Play Eye Of The ...


My TedX Talk
So here’s a funny and embarrassing story. I gave a talk at a TedX conference, and if you watch the video, I look… not my best. And the talk was on mental health, too. (Bonus!) Unlike the other speakers who applied, I was asked to do it. I had 4 […]

Why I Look Insane In My TedX Talk



iPhone vs Olympus OM-D E-M5
After I did my video on tips to get the most out of your iPhone camera for client pics, I thought it would be interesting to put two almost identical pictures  – one taken with my iPhone, one taken with my real camera – side by side. Both pictures here are […]

iPhone vs. Olympus OM-D E-M5 In Salon Photos!


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I’ve been wanting to make a how-to guide on taking better pictures in the salon with your iphone for awhile, but getting an empty, quiet salon and a willing participant during the middle of the day has proved impossible. So I had a girl I work with run around the […]

The INCREDIBLY Basic Iphone Photo Guide for Hair Stylists


Hair cut Overdirected Banner
The more I photograph clients, the easier it gets. I was actually a little scared of asking people if I could photograph them at first, but not anymore! People seem excited to have their picture taken. And I think in clients actually have fun with it – They get a photo […]

Photograph Your Hair Client Challenge Pt. 6




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Another photograph of my regular in salon clients. Is it the most amazing hair ever? No. That’s not the point. I just want to document the regular girls (and guys) whose hair I do, not done up editorially, literally just a snapshot after their salon visit. This is my goal: […]

Photograph Your Hair Client Challenge Pt. 4