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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

In the morning

From From The Phone

The new year is almost upon us...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Scenic Shots

Taken from April 2. Yep, still obsessed with trees.

Prints are available...admin@lashon.org

Friday, December 3, 2010

Reset Your Life Challenge - Rewind & Reset

You're looking that video because of it's message. On the 1st day of this challenge I had to find my Personal Mantra. While I did find something I thought was fitting, I forgot that THIS song served me better.

I've posted this on twitter before. The whole damn song really touches my heart.
"Life is good as I make it
I can't sit while you make it for me
I like those jewels you gave me
But I wanna buy some jewels for myself
To lose the ball and chain
Gotta reach for it
To realize my dreams
Gotta reach for it

Nothin' comes for free
Gotta reach for it
No I'm not gonna have to depend on you

I'm the only one
Who's responsible

For me havin' fun
And you can't my

Happiness is what my life's about
Happiness no I can't do without
Happiness nothing can stop me now
Through ups and downs I'm still happy"

Did you guess my new Personal Mantra? I've already tried reaching for them, I CAN'T STOP TRYING! How else will I succeed?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Reset Your Life Day 2: Conduct a Life Assessment

Reset Your Life Day 2: Conduct a Life Assessment | Happy Black Woman | Helping Black Women Succeed in Life, Love & Business

I think this is major as most people tend to lie to themselves about anything important (yeah I said it, and?) so doing this Life Assessment is like an ULTIMATE truth session that ANYBODY can benefit from.

Initially I was all set to take a pic of my entry (I still like paper & pen vs a keyboard & machine) but, as this should for anyone, got a little too personal. If your answers don't shake you & rock you to your core, I don't think you're being honest enough with yourself. Either that or your life is just so peachy dandy perfect that you don't need to do this.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Personal Growth - Reset Your Life Challenge

Alright folks, starting today I'm on a plan to make improvements in my life. Check out Happy Black Woman's "31 Days to Reset Your Life Challenge" 

I'm a passionately creative person, but I'm at a point in my journey through life that is overdue for focus, re-evaluation, & major positive improvement/change. I tell people don't wait till the new year for resolutions; if you need to do better, do it now! Lucky for me, this challenge showed up on my screen just in time.

Day 1 details (yes this is all a link)
So I got my notebook, a cool sketchbook my good friend gave me last time she visited the states this year.

& I think I finally have my personal mantra...
"I release feelings of unworthiness and embrace the knowing that I AM WORTHY!   All love, abundance and joy finds me with style!   Confidence is my middle name.   Bring it on!"

So here I go, hello reset, hello rediscovery, hello finding me.

The temp dropped so low last night I cursed myself for going out & today we have snow. Damn you Chicago, I'd like to go jogging again...outside...but what's the temp again? LOL Wait snow? I need to go take pictures!

Oh yeah, Tall Ships...need to handle that. Also did some cemetery shots...yeeehaw!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tall Ships 2010 - Teaser

Of course I'm late putting these up but any photographer knows how easy it is to forget photos you've taken when you're CONSTANTLY taking shots.

About 100 images to filter through I will post in the next few days. All were taking with my former cellular HTC Dream/G1. Yeah I know RIGHT! Further proof that it don't take an expensive camera all the time, but a damn good eye. (sometimes the Nikon is just too much to carry for me)

I said former cellular right? Now I'm on the G2 & that puppy has a flash...*evil chuckle* NOW NOTHING CAN STOP ME when I'm just out & about!
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April Prom

Now pardon my memory but I've forgotten the cilents' names but I know they were beyond happy with the photos they got to choose from. This collection is my pick, from over a 100 shots I took. I was beyond happy to be a part of such a grand occasion through Natural Beauty Photos.

I must say, wasn't she the ULTIMATE example of a proper Black Barbie?

Out & About - Revised

I know I owe you all a bunch of images. I'm still doing promotional marketing so I've had my hands full. Throw in winter in Chicago & you've got a chick that would rather bundle up on the couch than stroll the streets observing the sites.

So while handing out Forbes Magazines back in Oct, I took these shots. As I look through my files I realize I've forgotten plenty, including the Tall Ships Tour. Oh I gotta lotta work to do.

OCT292010 35th & Federal - Yeah, Stateway Gardens are long gone...

11NOV2010 State St. Bridge off Wacker Dr.

25OCT2010 Full Moon, just breathtaking for me
Remember the natives tried to be friends when before they got slaughtered. True history must never be forgotten, even if the text books tell us otherwise.

La Shón

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I Vote

I've gone through some serious changes in the past few months. Haven't been shooting. Feels strange.

The next change is to have the camera back in my hands.
image taken with my G2 phone. Pretty effen awesome this device.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Eric Benet Live

Just a few shots of my favorite artist
July 10, 2010
Country Club Hills Theater

he still knows my name
that, right there, is peace.

Friday, July 9, 2010


So for the past hour & a half I've been working on customizing the look of this blog.

Of course I'd like feedback.

Presently I've done a custom background. & working on a banner.

Think I should add some music widget? Maybe not, y'all know I don't care if a song is explicit or not.

I really appreciate Blogspot offering this advanced customization. One day, I will get back into coding on this level (at one point I could custom layout coding for LiveJournal). But like the average person, codes can look like a foreign language.

...but I like the challenge of cracking the code.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Tiffany & Leon Wedding

Not the 1st wedding I've helped shoot & it won't be the last...

I had a great time working with the bride.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


All Images can be bought for print. e-mail admin@lashon.org if interested.
Yes I'm obsessed with trees!
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Up & Clicking

I FINALLY got my lens & I've been shooting. The most challenging part of photography is choosing what images to share.

As I suspected, I'll be needing a 200 lens for my awesome eye of work.

I know I'm slow with them, but more will come.


Monday, March 8, 2010


Folks I've gotten blessed again. Another camera is getting passed down to me, a Nikon D-50 & I'm geeked. I'm just waiting for the lens to get to the store so I can start shooting again. Don't get me wrong I have had a great time with the Kodak but I've scratched the lens quite horribly & I can't get the depth of range in shots that I so prefer.

I'm still getting shots in on the cell phone. I'm looking forward to spring & getting back out to try some new subject work.

My apologies for the lack of posts, but winter has really been the biggest pain my ass. Tell old man to get gone already!
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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Randoms From The Phone

Despite not having the Kodak for awhile (had to replace the charger, took a minute) I did get some shots in. When I did a 3 week stint of temp work, I couldn't help but take some shots. If you like any of my work, it can be printed for you to own. e-mail admin@lashon.org if intrested.

in no particular order...

Hope you enjoy them, thanks for visiting. More coming soon, Kodak is back up & running. Also plotting on upgrading...it is tax time!
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