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Katelyn McCallum
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10 days after using NeriumAD Night and Day cream
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I am going to be camping at Assateague this summer for 2 nights and I was hoping to possibly do some night photography....anyone on here know if star trails are possible? I have never been camping there before so I don't know if we are far enough removed from civilization to do that.
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Human Nature

Warning, the photo attached to this post has some strong language in it. The post doesn't, just the photo :)

People fascinate me. I took Psychology 101 at Mason and I have since then, become ver more fascinated by the human condition. What makes us think the way that we do, act the way that we do, create art the way that we do, talk the way that we do, etc. It is part of the reason why I am so drawn to abandoned places that have been "adopted" by grafitti artists. I am always fascinated by firstly why those spaces became derelict and secondly why people decorate them the way that they do.

There is a certain edginess to street art. It finds its beauty in the grunge, decrepit, disrespected and abandoned spaces in our cities and finds a way to burrow itself into our lives - whether we want it to or not. The same space can be occupied by hundreds, if not thousands, of artists over a span of time and each artist seems to build off of what the other one had already placed there. That was a bit reason why I did not try and photoshop or edit out the choice wording scribed upon the front of this old couch. I believe in representing street art as it is, raw and real and in your face.

I easily could have probably left the couch out of the photo and focused on other things that were in the car depot but when Lainey and I saw that couch, I think we both knew that that was a strong focal point for our photos to springboard off of. I think taking the couch out or trying to altar what was written on it would have sat ill with me; I would have created something that was not "true," and sometimes with photography you have to take a chance, put out what you have created and hope it does not offend too much :)
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Classic Grace

The young gal that I nanny had her first field trip today to a small orchard in Purceville and upon entering, we got to admire this beaut. Of course, as we were leaving, I had to snap a few frames. She was still in perfect shape and had a great backdrop to show off her lines. 
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If you want to read the story behind the experience I had when I saw this scene, check out the link to my website here: http://kmccallumphotography.com/working-without-color/
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The Carribean

While we were in Nicaragua last week, we took the kids to the beach.  Since Puerto Cabezas is on the East side of the country, we are on the Carribean side.  I have never been to the Carribean so this was a cool experience for me.  I love the ocean and have been to each coast here in the US so I spent as much time as I could in the water; it was really warm and the waves were really fun.  The kids loved it there and would want us to spend hours in the water helping them jump over waves.  Truly an amazing and special experience.  
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Want results within 30 days like in the photos? Curious about if you could be a business owner AND make money at it? If you are even 1% interested in either of those questions, come down to Panera in Ashburn tonight from 5pm-6pm. my company is having a little shindig and I would love for you to be my guest!

The address for tonight is:
43670 Greenway Corporate Drive, Ashburn VA 20147

If you can not make it tonight but would like more info, send me a message!
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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with you and yours G+ers!!!!!
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Room With a View

I was at my cousins wedding in Natahala Valley, NC this weekend when I found this shell of a house. The wedding was at Nantahala Valley Resort, nestled in the heart of the Smokey Mountains and it was an absolute blast. I got to see a lot of my family that I haven't seen in over a year and I got to witness my cousin marry his beautiful wife, welcoming a new cousin to the family.

The morning of the wedding, my aunt (the mother of the groom) threw a brunch for the families of the engaged couple and I had gone on a small stroll with my other cousins fiance (the brother of the groom). There was a small hill outside of the Tabor House where the brunch was, and on the hill there were two small stone cabins. Camera in hand, I marched up the hill to see what kind of view there was - the mist that morning was unreal - and that is when I found the burned out cabin.

Since these cabins - there were only three in total, including this one - are made of stone, when this one caught on fire it turned it into a scorched shell. I could tell it had caught on fire the moment I saw it. All the windows were gone and the stone outside of the window frames were scorched. I gingerly ascended the steps, not sure of how stable the foundation was now, and when I got on the porch, I could see the front room had a small pile of clothing in it and a wooden chair. Both were un-scorched by the flames and most likely the result of squatters.

I didn't enter the house right away because to an extent it felt a little intrusive to enter. This was a place where a horrific and violent event happened and not knowing the origin of the fire or the history behind it, I did not know if anyone had been caught inside when it happened. I gathered up more courage a few moments after and will post those photos later. 

I wish I could have spent more time exploring the house and photographing the varied textures and shapes that were created in the fire. Old buildings are a bit of an obsession of mine, especially abandoned ones - even ones abandoned due to fire.
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California Sunset

This is a photo that was pulled from the archives, from my trip across country in 2013 when I moved from Seattle, WA back to my hometown in Centreville, VA. I was traveling through California, down to see family in Long Beach and the sun was beginning to set.  California has some absolutely gorgeous sunsets, but when I saw this photo on my computer that night in the hotel room, I was really struck by the mysteriousness of it when I converted it to infrared.  I loved the way the moon stood out, a perfect silver dollar amidst a dark, brooding landscape of far off hills and telephone wires.  
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I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you.  John 14:18
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Basically I am a big kid; I like to have fun, I love my job and being able to be a photographer full time is such a blessing.  I snort when I laugh, I can be a huge clown to make others laugh, and overall I just like to have FUN.
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  • George Mason University
    Photography, 2006 - 2009
  • George Mason University
    Art History Minor, 2006 - 2009
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