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16
Apr
13

there is no escaping the guru mind…

‘It is easier not to begin. once started, however, it is much better to finish’… 

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once we authentically step foot on a spiritual path, there is no stepping off again, there is no escaping the guru mind…

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19
Jan
10

I did it…

I quit!

I said I would, and I did!

Now what?

Money must be made, whether I like it or not… so, here’s the plan…

Hard Work and, um, and some other stuff I think… seriously though, the main source of income at the moment is my architectural work, which is OK, but not nearly as cool as erotica, I assure you…

Waltham, MA

it does provide income and unique shoot locations for future model shoots. I have shot everything from architecture to events and local landscape for one real estate development firm here in Boston.

Worcester, MA

It is not enough, however, and so Bebe Dollface and I started Focal Impulse Studio together with moderate results so far.

Bebe Dollface

We have been shooting boudoir and pin-up sets for clients such as Sarah here…

Focal Impulse

we are hoping to work with some professional models and MUAs for our art concepts and hopefully end up shooting an editorial someday…. we just need someone to notice! and that is my new day job, to make sure that happens!

I am a Photoshop wizard as well and I am hoping to generate income by doing beauty retouches, masks, or any other Photoshop need… Craigslist here I come!! and Model Mayhem which just started a Photoshop account!!

This can be done! There is both talent, drive and a plethora of life experience to make this a success!!

positive energy, keep it coming, I need it.

My blogs will be a bit more focused in the future, for now, however, I just wanted to provide a bit of context. I plan on blogging my adventures through freelance Photography…

the next adventure is Pink…

Namaste

D.

06
Jan
10

Things are about to change

I put in my two-week notice of resignation on Monday. It’s just time, and if I don’t do it now, when will I? I am a photographer, you see, an Artist, and I don’t respond well to authoritarian rule! So I’m going to do this photographer thing full-time.
I have multiple sources of income right now through the Photoshop work to the corporate events, architectural shots, and a wedding here and there. But what is really making this quitting thing necessary is the work I am shooting for Focal Impulse studio! We started shooting boudoir sessions for everyday women and it’s been an undeniable hit!! $350 for a 4 hour boudoir shoot, 3 outfits, with 5 fully Glam-shopped images! If you look at what this usually costs this private session is a Great deal!! And by the number of clients we have now, many people agree!

Good times, exciting times!

Ps… Exciting is a clever euphemism for stressed the fuck out!! This is good for my soul, however, as I can now create my art!

Namaste

D. Markus Witt

23
Dec
09

a photo for once…

Here is a sample of what we have been up to over at the Focal Impulse Studio:

Happy Hollidays

namaste,

D.Markus Witt

07
Dec
09

Promo Holiday Shoot

 

Angie and I shot our first ever promotional holiday shoot yesterday; we had a blast! The plan is to have one a month as promotion for the pin-up / boudoir portrait packages we are offering for the holidays. Images and full blog on the incident will be up by the end of the week. 

and some actual humor to come in the future as well…

01
Dec
09

A little backstory

This is my first Blog Post. I suppose I should write something witty or anecdotal, but instead I will lay out my intentions here on Artof DMarkus… I am a Artistic and professional Photographer in the Boston area and I struggle to balance my inner art critic with my client’s needs, as well as sustaining my muse in the face of necessity. I enjoy the balance and am lucky enough to be on this path, especially considering I am not doing this alone! Angela is my soul mate, my one true Love, my best friend, business partner and inspiration, oh, and let us not forget motivator, not an unimportant role when dealing with the likes of me… Anyway, I truly appreciate her in my life and take good care of her heart and soul, without her I would be a lonely and brooding Artist once again; no thanks… This blog is to articulate our journey!

So, at this point, I have taken a few Architectural shots for Angie’s employer, Berkley Investments. They renovated the Waltham Watch Factory, an old, historical factory on the Charles River in Waltham, MA. I also shot the ribbon cutting event for the first phase of construction. This is a very boring I am sure, but pertinent for context… There is also a back story here that I will cover in a future blog as it deserves its spotlight! My next shoot is this upcoming weekend, and I will be shooting the surrounding Waltham attractions for the marketing of the residential units.

I have also shot some for another project of theirs in Worcester; photos for both will be up tomorrow. So, So far, Berkely Investments is all I’ve got for paid shooting, but I am gaining experience here.

I also am a proficient Photoshop guy, and I peddle my wares to fellow photographers that lack this particular skill. I have only been “paid” for a couple of masks so far and technically paid for only one; I am still awaiting payment for the other. He is my neighbor and only a week past when he said he would pay me, but still only a week past the date of receipt, so I can let him live for now, but I am not a fan of being disregarded, and this is the second time he has just stopped communicating with me after I delivered the images; it’s frustrating is all. Next time I will not be extending the friendly neighborly rate, it’s fair to say. Also, he shot these fully knowing that they were to be removed from the background in Photoshop and still shot the white machines on a white seamless (complete with many seams) and with no fill light, so the bottom of the units, which are black, are awash with the shadows cast by the models in the shots. In other words, he put in no forethought whatsoever. It took me 2 hours to mask the photos that should have taken me less than an hour. And my discount has made this so not worth my while… There are 8 more shots, but I’m not touching anything until I receive the money I was promised, but only because it was promised and then I have not heard from him since. Unprofessional is no way to be a professional…

Now that we are all up to speed for the most part, I will fill in the gaps with only the good stories, and keep the struggle up to date.

I am happy to have you along; I will get better at this I promise!

-Namaste 

Doug




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