30 May 2009

Stacey Scott Interview

"I want people to understand the fact that I may be deaf, but that won't stop me from fulfilling my dreams. I'm deaf, but I can do anything (except hear !)." - Stacey Scott

I recently got to pay homage to a model I hadn't worked with in a long time. Stacey Scott was the first model I hired for my Las Vegas Art Models Group. I did an interview of her for Univers d'Artistes last week that I believe turned out well. Stacey is in New York now and is still kicking ass. I've been so impressed with her. She's deaf and has never let that be a barrier or obstacle her her ambitions for modeling or being a success at whatever she wants to do. So JUMP on over and check out what Stacey has to say.

Since I've been working a real job now, I haven't been out shooting much. I've had to focus on job transitions, new events in my personal life, and planning for upcoming events. Jeff is also back in the hospital. Its all been a thrill ride in some senses of the word. In others, its been downright nerve-wracking. But as one friend recently told me, there's a sense of freedom that comes with it all and now the future is wide open. That's exactly the way I feel right now. Life isn't fair or unfair. Its just life and you can either make the best of it or not. Despite all my shortcommings, trails, and tribulations... I gotta say I've been truly blessed in my life.

I've still been going back through my old stuff and editing material that I didn't complete as well as getting rid of stuff that I know ain't going to be used. You'll be seeing new graphics on both my website and my blog. I think I want to change things up every year or so. I've registered a new domain name so you might be seeing everything change to PhotoAnthems.com in the near future. I'll be looking into a new logo design for it and will eventually change my web site and blog domains to reflect the new name and logo. (And to think I just got an order of about 1500 business cards last month.)

And finally, I've recently bought in with a travel company and now have my own web site where you can book travel. So far, I've had several people tell me they've found my travel fares either cheaper or equal to comparable sites. So if you need to book travel, hotels or vacation packages take a look at my Rovia site by clicking www.TerrellNeasley.Rovia.com/. Its the only way I'm traveling now. Even if its just for kicks, comparison shop and let me know what you find out. I'd be really interested to know how much of a savings my customers are averaging.

11 May 2009

Some Original Trix

This'll be a quick one since I just noticed Blogger's scheduled outage that's coming up real soon.

So what's new? I got to hang out with Dave Rudin again this past weekend. Dave is a big Star Trek fan. So am I, but I'm thinking Dave's got every episode on a deluxe special edition DVD anniversary set. We did Star Trek at an IMAX theater on Friday, along with Model Melissa. Everything was cool. We got there early. We got our tickets early. But I guess pouring into the auditorium 40 minutes early wasn't early enough. To get 3 seats together we had to make our way down to the 3rd row where in order to see the movie without neck strain, you've got to position yourself as if you are in the space shuttle as it sits on the launch pad for 2 and a half hours. I was all set to call it a wrap and try again on another night, but a lady comes ups as I say lets go and tells us that up close isn't so bad. She says she's experienced sitting close like that before and it was all good. Melissa and Dave look at me with renewed expectation, so how could I resist. For the record, the lady was wrong.

Felix just got back from his fishing trip to Kirch Wildlife Management Area, about 3 hours or so from here. He's going back in a few weeks, so I think I'll look into a trip with him. I wanted to go out and spend a day this past weekend there, but I ended up having to work and I really didn't trust my car for a long trip. The transmission has been acting funny, so before I use it for anything other than the Las Vegas area, I gotta get it checked out. That may take a while cuz, I'm in need of saving up for the 5D Mark II. I need to have it for a wedding in July, so we'll see. I know I need to pack up and head out sometime. I'm getting antsy for a good camping adventure.

I've also got a new goal for this month. Clean up and Organize. As it pertains to all my photo work, that is. I think I'm going to go through my pics and get rid of stuff I know I don't want and do some editing on stuff that I always planned on coming back to but never did. I need to catch up on all my metadata labels for my old images and check my backup drives. Maintaining digital work isn't all that easy. At least not for me. I'm always checking on new ways to organize and archive my work. I thought I'd bring back some of my original work with Trixie. Enjoy.