tumblr is alot easier to maintain compared to all the steps with wordpress. ill probably still use wordpress for photo-journalism purposes when i have stories to share.

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summer 2010- tim. s

here’s some photos from last summer. not sure if i posted them already. o well!

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my time at dcad.

dear followers.
sorry for not updating this much, my camera and a few lenses were stolen in new york city in february. i still have older stuff to post but nothing new for awhile. working on a new site aswell. also, i may continue this blog on tumblr. its much more simplistic and better social networking where you can actually follow me.

alright, so most of you know i attended delaware college of art and design this past fall semester and left to transfer to the Hallmark Institute in fall of 2011. it wasn’t the right school for me and wasn’t well thought out, more like a “why not im not doing anything else” i actually put in an application less then a month before the semester started and got accepted. definitely not a bad school, i just see more in my life and career and doubted if the school could help me enough. no regrets attending, besides the 6 grand i still owe. x____x i had a blast with good people despite living in the most boring city in the east coast. you get what you put in life depending how you spend it.
I barely took my camera out that semester due to lack of motivation and personal hiatus. i did manage shoot a few photos and actually got a days worth of photos erased by accident. i have alot more from halloween and a shit ton on my iphone of the best memories of fall semester in video and stills. still unsure of what ill do with. any suggestions? but heres a few for now.

sorry for grammatical errors above, i dont feel like proof reading -____- ill do it later.

our favorite meter maid… NOT

elysha got lucky using my camera haha.

my girl shelby 😉

school community service assign “capture the homeless”

roomate darian.

this is what you get when you have halloween at an art school

my main man latif, few connected like us.

the day i left 213


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Last set of photos I shot of my nephew two weeks today before my camera was stolen in nyc three days later. He’s a funny little guy. Too young to be corrupted. Full of peace. joy, and complete happiness. Its funny how we start off in life this way, then spend the rest of it trying to find it again. Stay young my friends.

“Child-like, not childish”


my favorite cluster of photo’s of the shoot.

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Heres Part 2. of the Barker shoot

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it snowed when she smiled..

On saturday 1/29/10- i met up with the lovely ms. barker to drive around to look for a location to shoot. Took a while since im pretty picky but had to settle to save daylight. We found a spot by her college with a nice wintery feel and a blue billboard to use as a back drop. Great shoot, Its getting easier to get the model to portray what i want in a photo and to bring out their best. It even snowed for bit when the shoot started to progress and a since of comfortability was present. Good sign ehh

The next day, highly satisfied from the shoot, i told her id get her a boyfriend because of how beautiful she looked. She said she’d rather not be complicated with one and everythings a game that she would rather not play. She also said you cant be yourself right away, meaning you have to act like the “ideal person” so that the other is interested.

I stated, then whats the point.. Why waste the time on being what they want, hiding who you are, so when its time to be yourself, it’s a totally different person. Its like setting yourself up. Once the natural personality is exposed, the significant other might be appalled and left running away with their tail in between their legs when the “beast” is revealed . End result, A broken heart.

With that being said, id like to help her skip the time wasted of being who she thinks she has to be to maintain, by showing who she is in these photos. As cliché as it sounds, “be yourself” its works in the long run. You can go through endless relationships and encounters building on nothing, but its just building false hope. Id say just wait it out and keep your eyes open. Eventually you’ll find them, or realize, they were there all along. Not saying they don’t, but If a guy can’t appreciate a lady with brains, looks, and is humorously awkward, He’s not fit for much.

This message goes out to all.

And to all the girls like ms. barker.. “The sun rises and sets with you.”


Loving smile.

A girl with an appetite!

Easy going.

My favorite.

Nose picker!

Corny.. ha ha



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think differently..

“the ones who see things differently. their not fond of rules, they have no respect for the status quo” – this line defines me to the max, as well as the video. Im filled with happiness because it finally feels like i have a place in life. This video is me. Ive had these thoughts for a while, prior to watching that clip. It just finally made since of it all, and what i could possibly accomplish.

This makes me feel like not alone for once. There are great people out there i can relate to, and follow then eventually meet morally.

Growing up, my life i felt apart from everyone. i dont know if misfit is the most defiant word of use, but ill use misunderstood. Unfortunately loneliness was its diagnosis because no one understood and understands
As i settled down, and maturity took its toll, the less i cared of being noticed, i guess i was some what acknowledged. Personality and skills surfaced, and my life is slowly beginning to flourish. But Its still plenty of others who choose not to understand. i saw on facebook, a person ive never met “Ki Realer”, posted a quote of oprahs “Folks don’t like you too proud or too free.” Im definitely not too proud, but the upmost of being humble. But i am too free. No one can stop me but god, but i doubt he would. Hes the sole purpose of my love of the world and what i do. The silent strength that keeps me going.

i dont care about most things. i guess thats why nothing honestly ever bothers me. Prone to discouragement. Most people cant stand to see others free spirited and pursuing happiness. It just stops them from relaxing and enjoying life. They’re too busy worrying about others to lead the good life they aren’t taking advantage of. They think it feels good from the bad they do, but really.. just living a lie.

Could you guys imagine myself as revolutionary as these great figures in the video. i dont mean to put myself on a pedestal, im not going to lie.. but i do feel conceited. Feelings this deep from heart can not be false. Feelings this strong will last till death, then in the hearts of the ones who undertand. I may not be as great as those figures, but I will impact this world in my life time. Through my words, or through my eyes.

I plan to move to california this month on down time after taking off the semester to save up for the Hallmark Institute of photography this upcoming September. i have a great feeling this time off will be the most epic time of my life before fully indulging in my profession as a photographer. So if anything bigs going on let me know, id love to tour with a skate team, music artist etc. as a photog. just putting that out there 😉

“I see the most beautiful things, and the most beauty in things.”

“your gona love me maaan”-cudi

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i need a clone.. it would be 100x easier

Last night i was inspired to try something brilliant in terms of lighting. Im still a young grasshopper when it comes to it. Self taught, and obviously i learned from what i have studied on my own, or atleast until i attend the Hallmark Institute in the fall.

The goal on this shoot was to try and get as much as i could from the location of my livingroom as well as separately lighting myself. Trying to achieve a photo that didnt have any dull moments.

I don’t think much of 90% of the photos i take. mediocre. “good not great” I think there nice but i know i haven’t really tapped into what i can really bring out in them. Sort of like in school when you get a solid B when you know you could of got an A. I guess this time is more like my training time. My photos are just test shots. Now nothing really counts in terms of perfection you know. Im aiming to perfect, what counts now is productivity. ill be ready for the big fight in the industry soon.

Self portraits are most troublesome. back and forth, shooting, adjusting. Its a one man show. if there were only two of me..

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Daily. peeping portrait.

its one thing to put a shoot together. but as a photographer, i find it more fulling, embracing what the world reveals naturally. It just takes a good eye to notice it.

there something in what you see everyday. You dont have to force it, just let it happen. Words i live by on all aspects of life.

it doesn’t have to be a masterpiece, could just be sitting on the couch and you see someone starring at you from the floor.

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So after christmas 2010 in december, we were supposed to have a nice little snow storm, so i needed healthy food for the days i couldn’t drive (junk food and beer). I wasnt going to head out until it started to snow just incase it was a fluke

Anyways, after i arrived home after an success trip, the ground was covered and i had a flashback of the GAP ads ive seen instore. Great work and i really loved them. thought id go do a shoot in the snow and test my skill to what i saw. It was seconds noticed and was losing day light so i shot myself.

It was tough for a 1 man everything, i didnt do to many adjustments since i couldnt feel my fingers. just set up two flashes and adjusted them to ball park ratio’s judging by daylight. Did about two or three light readings and hustled back in fourth from the camera to location. Hard lighting, too windy for umbrellas etc. (no remote)

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