Photographing Grit

During this past summer I had a great work opportunity, especially for a photographer looking to develop his skills. Part of my job included doing product photography multiple times a week. I had a light box, a couple of lens, some lighting options and a plethora of gorgeous handmade craft. Essentially, my job was to make beautiful things look beautiful. Not the most challenging task … Continue reading Photographing Grit

One piece of the job(less) puzzle

It is becoming increasingly clear that we are at a tipping point with our education systems and job market. Our education systems are producing more grads but our professions are not hiring them. Instead, graduates are left desperately searching any form of work. This can result in getting a part-time job at a coffee shop or restaurant and struggling to make ends meet. This desperate … Continue reading One piece of the job(less) puzzle

Coffee Shop Conversation

“Hey, how’s it goin’?” “Can’t complain. You?” “Meh, work’s been slow. Not a lot of people today. What can I get ya?” “A large latte and a chocolate chip cookie… There any nuts in those?” “Nah, I don’t think so. They’re gluten free though.” “Cool.” “That’s four fifty-five.” “Debit.” He hands his card to the worker. “Just slide the card with the stripe facing me… … Continue reading Coffee Shop Conversation