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J.R. Blackwell
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I am a writer and photographer. Also, kind of a badass.
I am a writer and photographer. Also, kind of a badass.

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+Josh T Jordan was posting about Heroine and it reminded me how much I love this photo. Can someone give me $200 so I can rent out Eastern State Penitentiary again?
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The profile pieces of alt-right racists with the incredible photo portraits (sometimes a SERIES of portraits) really bothers me.

People see photos as just. . .truth. Fact. That's how they are perceived. But as a photographer I know how much power I have to shape that truth. People have paid me thousands to shape the truth. And I'm good at it. And I'm not even at the top of the photo-game. There are people who are WAY better than me. I know what can be done. I know how much power photographers have to make a person look cool.

You make a person look strong, beautiful, stylish, and people look at that photo and think that's the truth. That's real. But it's shaped and edited and that's not even if a photo ever touches photoshop. A good photographer can do that in the moment - a reflection, an angle, the light. You make a person look cool and you give them power. We gotta be careful who we give that power to.
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Listen, you can do whatever you want.

But you should also know that if you go to a blockbuster LARP I want to hear everything and see pictures so that I can live vicariously through you.
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I am completely booked with freelance gigs for the month of October. I have some slots in November.

I will not shoot any portrait sessions between December 2017 through March 2018.

Events, weddings, photojournalism and other creative work, and, of course, portrait sessions for April 2018 through November 2018 are welcome! If you are unsure, please feel free to inquire. My 2018 is starting to fill up, so if there is something you want to get on my calendar, let me know soon!

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This weekend I saw a gentleman who looked so much like +James Stuart that I kept staring at him in what I'm sure was an increasingly creepy way and I had to confirm with multiple people that it was not James just an INCREDIBLE DOPPLEGANGER.

James. You have a double out there. I have eye witnesses.
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Just a good dog.
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Make with the clicky. Show Quirk you want more. Give them a traffic spike.
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Pumping is weird for many reasons, not the least of which is that it's an accurate gauge of "how I feel today" in fluid ounces.

16 ounces - I am a champion, a pallidan of earth, the power of the goddess moves through me for I am her prophet.
14 ounces - I feel great! Life is a gift!
12 ounces - I feel okay. Busy day today!
11 ounces - I'm stressed.
10 ounces - I'm sick/exhausted. Everything is sticky somehow.
9 ounces - I am barely keeping my shit together this is garbage what are these fucking tube I hate this machine I hate these stupid suction cups I hate this windowless room and I'm fucking thirsty also I have a knife don't test me.
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It's been YEARS since I updated my wedding portfolio on my website, so today I finally got in there and spruced it up. Brought back all kinds of fun memories.
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Stills from the video shoot I organized this past weekend. I can't wait to put all the pieces of this project together!
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