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75 5 Tips for Setting Up Your Year

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My vision is to create a positive mental change through art and design. Welcome to the first episode of 2016. The new year is a great time to reflect on where you are going and where you want to go in the next year of your life. You want to set goals for yourself, but more importantly, I like to ask myself, “How do I want to feel?” This year I’m really excited about the three verticals I’m working on

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74 Twelve Things I Learned This Year

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Dive into who you are as a person and let that drive your art. I can’t believe the year is over. It was a big year for me, a lot happened. Today, as a way to reflect on all that I’ve accomplished and to be grateful for the things I’ve been able to do, I want to talk about twelve things I learned this year. I also want to say that this podcast wouldn’t be what it is without you.

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70 My Morning Routine

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If you repeat a process, it becomes a habit, and habits create growth. In many ShopTalk interviews, you’ve heard my guests discuss their morning routines. These routines are such an important part of the day: they get you started on the right foot, get your mind moving, and set the tone for a productive and creative day. This week I’m sharing my morning routine and the reasoning behind it. This routine helps me stay grounded and keep me in the

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65 Part 14/15 How to Create a Career in Art: 4 Things I Learned From Mentoring Others

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I feel grateful for those that have helped me out along the way, and I want to pass that on.  Creating a high profile career in fashion and lifestyle photography is gratifying, but what it took from me to get there is the real gift. During the last ten years of creating this career, I’ve learned a few things that might be useful to the up-and-comers. In this collection of episodes, I break down the process that I used to make a

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63 Part 13/15 How to Create a Career in Art: The Power of Giving Back

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We have a responsibility as humans to help make the world a better place. My career in photography started because I decided to give back. Here’s how it happened… In 2009, I connected with my friend Adam Braun. Adam started a charity to build schools for kids in developing countries. He called the organization, Pencils of Promise. We connected and he invited me to Laos. He couldn’t pay for the travel, but something about his passion for the project empowered

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61 Part 12/15 How to Create a Career in Art: Why A Business Degree Is Important In Art

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It’s about creating the lifestyle you want to live and building a business around it. Creating a high profile career in fashion and lifestyle photography is gratifying, but what it took from me to get there is the real gift. During the last ten years of creating this career, I’ve learned a few things that might be useful to the up-and-comers. In this collection of episodes, I break down the process that I used to make a living with my art. These tips

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Montauking with Rocky Barnes

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Spent a little time Montauking with Fashion Blogger, Rocky Barnes earlier this month.

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59 Part 11/15 How to Create a Career in Art: 5 Tips on Embracing the Creative Journey

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Every time you do something new and you practice, you’re learning. Creating a high profile career in fashion and lifestyle photography is gratifying, but what it took from me to get there is the real gift. During the last ten years of creating this career, I’ve learned a few things that might be useful to the up-and-comers. In this collection of episodes I break down the process that I used to make a living with my art. These tips go beyond my world of

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Creating Positivity in an Office Environment

Fresh Stories, Visual Essays

I’ve been thinking about taking my art to a larger scale, and my good friend Rob Gregg proposed a great idea. To paint his office in the style of my new brand NION. It’s been an organic development of art. The idea is to deliver positive messaging through art and design, and inspire people to create the moments in their lives. Creating that in an office space was a fun experience.   Special thanks to Alex for shooting a video

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MC Barao

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A little New York City workout with athletic-fashion-blogger, MC Barao in the Lower East Side.

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