Good morning from Mexico’s sunny San Jose del Cabo! I got off the Nautilus Belle Amie yesterday after 10 days at sea and another astonishing series of underwater encounters that blew my mind. Here are a small handful of them, including one of my dive buddy and good friend Jason Bradley after this one solitary black Jack (the kind of fish, probably not his actual name) bit him on the finger. In defense of the Jack, Jason was probably poking him; I’d bite Jason too if he poked me.
Now I’m stuck in Cabo waiting for my homebound flight tomorrow, enduring the hell of this sunlit place with blue water and a nearby margarita bar and wifi for the first time in 10 days. So it’s mostly work, work, massage, margarita, work, work. Don’t pity me, I chose this life. When I get home I’m knee deep into a couple projects, including the continued revamp on the way I communicate with my audience and friends (that’s you). One of the things I’m doing is re-focusing my Craft & Vision Contact Sheet – making it a little more personal, and using it to teach instead of only promoting my books. It’s like another blog delivered by email – short articles on topics like portraiture and making deeper images rather than just eye candy. It’s one part philosophical, one part practical, and one part “here’s this week’s discounted deal o’ the week, I hope it helps.”
If you are signed up for my Contact Sheet and are reading them, I’d love your feedback. Is this change in direction helpful? What would you like to see covered or taught? No pressure. If something comes to mind, let me know in the comments.
If you are not signed up for my Contact Sheet, but would like to get exclusive short articles, discounts, and the occasional giveaway, you can sign up here.
When I get home I’ll be working on a short series about personal projects and releasing that on YouTube on my Vision Is Better show. I’ll make sure to keep you posted, but if you’ve got questions about personal projects and creating bodies of work, you could leave those in the comments too.
Finally, if you enjoy this work, you can see more of my underwater black and white portfolio all in one place here. It’ll get updated soon, but I don’t often remind you where you can see more of my work, so feel free to poke around.