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Creativity and Managing Mental Health

Lately I have been fighting a bout of depression, self doubt, and just an all around lack of motivation to create. The other day Kelsey pushed me to go out and take pictures because she knew it was what I really needed to do. I took my Hasselblad to Tradition, FL and it really did… Continue reading Creativity and Managing Mental Health

life · mental illness awareness · photography · Still Life

Digital Flowers

In my last article I gave an update on myself and my photography where I mentioned that I have injured my neck causing a lot of pain thats kept me from shooting much lately. I have had a doctors appointment almost every day due to other issues going on as well, so to say the… Continue reading Digital Flowers

Crohn's Disease Awareness · life · mental illness awareness

A Doctors Visit on Ilford XP2 400

Previous articles explain why I like to take a camera with me on a doctors visit, so I thought I would share a roll from one of those trips. This particular visit was shot on Ilford XP2 Super 400 through the 35mm Voigtlander lens on my Leica M2. I had intended on pushing this roll… Continue reading A Doctors Visit on Ilford XP2 400

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Photography as Therapy

I decided to write this article because I mentioned on my instagram that I often took my cameras with me to appointments as a therapy camera. Kind of like a companion dog. I received many messages from people saying that they suffer from anxiety as well and they were going to give this a try.

Black and White Photography · Canon Camera · Crohn's Disease Awareness · life

AVCA’s Third Birthday

August 24th marked the 3 year anniversary of the first video on my YouTube channel and the 29th marked the 3rd year since my first post on this website. At that point of 2019 I had been freshly out of the hospital and trying to recover from another really bad flare up from Crohn’s Disease… Continue reading AVCA’s Third Birthday

Crohn's Disease Awareness · mental illness awareness · Photo Book · photography · Zine

My First Zines – Riding In Cars With Film

When I started shooting film again a little over a year ago now, I never thought I would have a website, a YouTube channel and now two zines to share my work with the community. I have always loved photography and cameras. I wanted to become a photo journalist when I was a kid, but… Continue reading My First Zines – Riding In Cars With Film

Black and White Photography · Kodak Film · Leica Camera · mental illness awareness · Rangefinder Camera

Still Life and Expelling Grief

Many times over the years I’ve shared my need to express myself through photography. I often do this to alleviate anxiety, but also to deal with feelings of grief. Very often, I express this through still life photography. I’m not sure exactly what it is about this form of the medium that helps me to… Continue reading Still Life and Expelling Grief

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Photographing Light on Lomography CN 800

As a follow up to my last article Saying Goodbye, I thought I’d share some photos I’ve taken as I explored our new home, while photographing light on Lomography CN 800. Finding and Photographing Light on Lomography CN 800 When we moved into our new home, the first thing I thought of doing was to… Continue reading Photographing Light on Lomography CN 800