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"In every man, there is something wherein, I may learn of him, and in that I am his pupil." -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

This would not be a complete record, without including the people I have met along the way. These people have taught me so much about art, adventure and life.

Finding and working with people in your field is as important, if not more important than a formal education. Apprenticeship, as a method of education, dates back to the 12 century, long before colleges were constructed and schools were commonplace in society.
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Caston Studio View @ castonstudio.com This is a magical place fueled by unique personalities. Laney Caston is a master photographer and ex-biker that takes beautiful shots. Fred Crews, his long time business manager, has a technical aptitude with a camera that beyond impressive... and last but not least, Stephanie Caston, Laney's wife, who is part muse, part fashionista and somehow although she almost seems too stylish, a loving grandmother to every child the come though the door. Richmond, VA 
Delphine Crump, Photographer View @ legacy.com Delphine and I met at Caston Studio. Del and I just kind of meshed from the first time we met. She was like a big sister to me. She never complained and was always encouraging me as an artist. Del was one of the most positive upbeat people I have ever known and an ultimate professional. We worked together on many projects, but my favorite was a wedding we shot at Jasmine Plantation. It was a really fun day and everything went perfectly. Heaven (or wherever angels go...) 
Fight Designer, LLC View @ fightdesigner.com Kevin Inouye and I met while working on a independent film together. He had just moved here from Seattle, WA to finish his MFA in theatre when we met. I love, love, love to photograph Kevin. He is the ultimate professional. He is never afraid to do new things and he scales a building like spider-man. Richmond, VA 
Fine Art Conservation of Virginia View @ facva.com Scott Nolley, is the former objects and painting conservator for Colonial Williamsburg. Now, Scott restores museum pieces from around the world in his abandoned school - turned studio in downtown Richmond. Scott took time out of his crazy schedule to give me a tour of his studio and let me play with his super cool laser. Scott's organic chemistry skills are mind blowing. One unexpected thing that amazed me about Scott is how practical he is despite that fact he is like a artist's version of Batman saving one art piece at a time in his studio/cave. Coolness aside, Scott's philosophic and compassionate personality are what make him a true hero. Richmond, VA 
Image Machine View @ imagemachinellc.com I am proud to be a part of the force that is Image Machine a diverse collective of photographers, filmmakers and artists based in Richmond, Virginia. Founder and Emmy Nominated Producer KC Johnson is not just talented behind the lens but demonstrates an amazing ability to lead and direct with stellar results. Richmond, VA 
RichBoyz International View @ richboyzint.com Reggie Henderson has an eye for talent. We met on a small indie film project here in Richmond, VA. A true jack of all trades, Reggie is part performer, stylist, art director and first and foremost, a master business manager. Despite, how busy he is with his arts related business, Reggie still finds time to run his long time family business Laurel Barber Shop and even cuts hair. Reggie comes from a long line of artists and his commitment to his craft his incredible. Richmond, VA 
Video Solutions  Tom and I just seem to run in the same circles. We met at Caston Studio, then later on in other film projects around town. Tom Wright is ultimately knowledgeable in all things video. What I love about Tom is he is full of surprises. He also leads a team that creates amazing bronze sculptures. His commissions and vision are stunningly beautiful. Richmond, VA 
West End Printing View @ westendprinting.com This is a family owned business of a respectable size. West End produces approximately 150 million forms, letters, brochures, and other direct mail components per month. Lee Bourne is the President and he has a southern cowboy sort of charm. He often brings in donuts for the entire plant.Steve Crane, is the manager, and a part time umpire. I worked most closely with Jeff Davis, a devout sales manager who worked like crazy for his clients. He taught me the importance of deadlines and time management. West End has so many wonderful people from the plant to the offices. Richmond, VA 
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