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Today I’m editing the photos from the very first In Their Own Worlds author photoshoot. During this shoot I photographed Jared Axelrod as he was shoved by his own character, the super villain Comrade...
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She does look amazing, doesn't she? She's my FX artist! I hope this project funds so that I can buy her the eye blood she keeps asking for.
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Last weekend Skyspark Books hired me to take book cover photos for Elizabeth Cole’s new regency and medieval romances. This is the kind of photoshoot I adore – one where I get to work with an amazing makeup artist, a cool hairstylist, costumes and some of my favorite models.

http://jrblackwell.com/2015/03/25/behind-the-scenes-with-skyspark-books/
Last weekend Skyspark Books hired me to take book cover photos for Elizabeth Cole's new regency and medieval romances. (You can see some of the previous books covers I've created for her by clickin...
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Sometimes people ask me about what I look for in a model and the expectation is that I'm only looking for thin, super tall hotties.

But the truth is that when I look for models, I'm looking for reliability, the ability to express emotion though the body, physical endurance (it's harder than it looks), a person who likes spending time with me and excitement about modeling.

Those are my biggest criteria.
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I don't believe you, but I love you for saying it. So there's that. :)

I'll be bringing you someone who I hope will be your new favorite model this summer, though.
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Avalon from the regency book-cover photoshoot this weekend. I had four photoshoots this weekend. By Sunday evening, I was exhausted and I took to my bed and edited hundreds of photos before I went to...
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Gorgeous. Have you considered softening the shadow from her eyelashes? At first it looked like a big black scar on her nose. 
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The end of this is that I'll be taking a super villain out on the streets at dawn. But let's back up. In Their Own Worlds is a photography project I'm working on that will allow authors to step int...
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Brilliant
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This weekend, I am going to do a test shoot to prepare for my test shoot.
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Just so long as you're prepared to prepare for your preparations.
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Philly People: Two of my friends were attacked while walking home. If you know the people or the truck in this video, please contact the police: http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/26/armed-robbery-northern-liberties/
Police are looking for two men who they say robbed two women on the 400 block of Fairmount Avenue in Northern Liberties.
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They are okay.
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Recently I thanked a client for hiring me. I said "I know you have a lot of choices out there so I wanted to let you know that I'm really happy that you chose to hire me."

And my client said "You know, you're not the best photographer in the area. But I don't want the best. If I wanted the best, I would try to get X, Y or Z away from their employers. We hire you because you are friendly, reliable, open to criticism, willing to try anything we ask, flexible, innovative, and easy to work with. Also, you're good. Maybe not the best, but you're good. That's what we want right now."

I'm posting this for everyone who worries that they aren't the best, so no one will want them. Sometimes clients are looking for something else other than The Best.

Of course I'll always strive to get better. But being The Best isn't always what a client is looking for. Sometimes they want someone who is kind. So. Keep that in mind.
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No one had said it yet, because it's beside the point here, but you are the best. At least as far as I'm concerned, there's no other photographer I would prefer to hire.
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Would you be into watching a livestream of my photo editing process? Plus if the answer is yes.
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Getting breakfast with the team after the Comrade Cockroach photoshoot.
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There. I've done it. I've written to all the sword-fighters I know.

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Two. I know two.
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+Josh T Jordan It's cool, I don't need help right now. I promise to let you know if I do!
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Hello new followers! Also hello to current followers. Hello to followers who are following me, but sort of forgot who I am, but are still following in the hopes that I will drop some sort of hint so that they can figure it out.

Here is a short introductory post to tell you a bit about me and what I'm up to these days: http://jrblackwell.tumblr.com/post/113682869272/hello-im-j-r-blackwell-thats-me-in-the

Have a question about me, my work, the books I'm reading, my future plans, how exactly I came to be a prophet for the flying spaghetti monster? This post is a great place to ask!
Hello! I’m J.R. Blackwell. That’s me in the picture above these words. I’m a photographer and writer who lives in Philadelphia. I’m a contributing writer to Philadelphia Weekly, and my photography has...
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Kicking-Ass. Also? Some name taking.
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I am a writer and photographer. Also, kind of a badass.
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I am a writer and photographer. I write fiction, games and other amusements. My photography is pretty sweet.
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This one time I wrote this essay about cake and it ended up in a holy book. True story.
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