Only so many hours in a day.
Yes, I said it, and I do not regret that statement.
Over the last few months, I have been asked why I have not updated my Blog or gone onto Facebook to promote my studio here in North Carolina. A few people have hinted that I have given up on photography.
The fact is this, I have been working very hard on some big projects for my Washington D.C. Area clients. The demands on me plus, often a very short turn around time has used up all of my spare time. Now, so you should know, these were clients that I had contracts with in the Washington D.C. Region well before moving my operations to Western North Carolina. I have been working at quite a few locations and was told that most of my work would take place in my new state of North Carolina. That was before North Carolina's controversial “House Bill 2”.
My clients have for the most part given me a break too continue to work with them but with the under standing that all future work would have to be performed in locations other than in the state of North Carolina.
By being in a locations other than my own Studio in Western North Carolina has taken a toll on me and my studio as well.
I have had some work in my new studio, mostly head shots for actors and future book authors, but not the type of work that I most enjoyed capturing in my old studio in Maryland.
We had a thriving business in Maryland shooting new model portfolios and creating some very stunning Boudoir Portraits for a very select group of women. My studio was small but in a location that over a short period of time had become less inviting for my clients. The whole of the area where the studio was located had become a mecca for drug dealing and gang crimes. It was time to move to a more safer and quieter location.
So, the rumors are just that, my studio is alive and well. Just very quiet at the moment. The last of my current contracts will be completed at the end of January. This will give me time to breath again and move to focus again at more local photographic projects.