What I Learned from Iraq's Ambassador to the U.S.

Like most citizens of this great land, I'm impatient, slightly out of shape and ignorant about world affairs and geopolitics.  Which is why I so appreciate the National Forum for Public Affairs and City Club Raleigh, for hosting a talk by Lukman Faily, Iraq's Ambassador to the U.S. to help expand my perceptions.

What I Learned from Iraq's Ambassador to the U.S.
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Places You'll Never Visit

It was a cold Thursday night in February and I spent the last two hours getting schooled in the finer points of how to take a punch by my karate instructors...

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Places You'll Never Visit
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Graffiti Alley

This is my first in a series called "Places You'll Never Visit"

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Graffiti Alley
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How to Network Badly

I recently had an experience with a "networker" that left me scratching my head. 

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How to Network Badly
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The Power of Pigment

The intention is to lead the viewer's eye to what is important in a scene or a space whether two or three dimensional.

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The Power of Pigment
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5 Business Lessons From the Roller Rink

Bobbing and weaving amongst the tweens at the local roller rink got me thinking about my business somehow.

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5 Business Lessons From the Roller Rink
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Before & After- Makeup

Here is a before/ after of a demonstration video that I just shot with Ashley Mooney.

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Before & After- Makeup
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Six Hours in Seven Minutes

This video shows the post production part of the process 1000% faster than the compositing actually happened.

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Six Hours in Seven Minutes
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Flashes of Hope

I want to address two questions that I get a lot from people who have not had this experience and legitimately wonder what it's like to work with kids in this circumstance.

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Flashes of Hope
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Why Photographers Wear Black

I suppose I could go the theoretical route and make a list of the reasons one might outfit themselves this way...

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Why Photographers Wear Black
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Everything Can Have a Story

I thought about who would want this car in this condition and set out writing a story they could relate with...

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Everything Can Have a Story
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I Just Received a Link to Download Photos. Now What?

The days of, "Can I have that on a disk?" are long gone as CDs, DVDs and other optical technologies have gone the way of the cassette tape...

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I Just Received a Link to Download Photos.  Now What?
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Dreams- Before & After

There were more than a dozen different images that contributed to the final. 

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Dreams- Before & After
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Reservoir DJs

As we gathered in the parking lot to prepare for this photo shoot, there were two main questions on my mind.  "First, which one of you is Mr. Pink?" I asked.

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Reservoir DJs
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Stillness

Dawn on a chilly February morning seemed like a good enough time to jump into a lake.

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Stillness
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Dreams

I created this series of images for the Weddings Magazine's 2015 bridal fashion spread.

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Dreams