Seattle photographer / systems administrator / story teller. Portfolio: http://www.matthewbodaly.com


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Jul 27, 2014
@ 5:00 pm
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Model: Lauren Location: Studio

Strobist: Ring light to the right.

From a portrait set that was skater themed and these poses happened. I’m pretty sure what I said was “smile… more” … and this is the reaction.


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Jul 27, 2014
@ 4:30 pm
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lordmoonstuff:

I may or may not know this person.  ;)

lordmoonstuff:

I may or may not know this person.  ;)


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Jul 27, 2014
@ 11:10 am
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This summarizes what my life has been like the last few months fairly well. Here’s Z grabbing for my camera strap.

This summarizes what my life has been like the last few months fairly well. Here’s Z grabbing for my camera strap.


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Jul 26, 2014
@ 4:30 pm
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Coffee Roasting with Broadcast Coffee. This the step where you check for bad beans.

Thanks Barry and crew for letting me come with.

Coffee Roasting with Broadcast Coffee. This the step where you check for bad beans.

Thanks Barry and crew for letting me come with.


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Jul 25, 2014
@ 4:30 pm
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humansofnewyork:

“We were a two career family. I was a nuclear engineer. I designed shields for the fuel reactors on the first nuclear submarines. He was a carpenter.”

I love hearing stories like this.

humansofnewyork:

“We were a two career family. I was a nuclear engineer. I designed shields for the fuel reactors on the first nuclear submarines. He was a carpenter.”

I love hearing stories like this.


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Jul 24, 2014
@ 5:00 pm
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Model: Lauren


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Jul 24, 2014
@ 4:30 pm
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_DSF9444 on Flickr.Almost photobombed.

_DSF9444 on Flickr.

Almost photobombed.


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Jul 23, 2014
@ 8:24 pm
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Thought Experiment 1

TLDR: I’m working on a new personal project.

I’ve been really busy lately. Almost too busy. Some of this is my own doing and some of it… is just me being super distracted. It’s a tension and I realize this.

This title isn’t original to me. A friend of mine mentioned doing a “thought experiment” to bring up a discussion on a specific topic. This immediately clicked in my head with what has been rolling around for my next personal project.

Experiment: How do I show thought?

I’ve been a photographer for years now and so much of what I have done both professionally and personally has been focused on happy smiling faces or slack / sexy faces. For this, I’m done with that. I’m going to try something else for this personal project.

Why experiment? Thinking about this project this way has helped me realize that the end goal might change and that I can be super critical of myself during the process and invite others to be critical. After all, the process of learning is valuable. I also look forward to learning more about myself and others around me.

You have seen some hints of this project : http://blog.matthewbodaly.com/post/92375069263 http://blog.matthewbodaly.com/post/92186797194 http://blog.matthewbodaly.com/post/91896515401 Among others.

I’ve done a few things different from other shoots which has helped bring focus: - I’ve asked those modeling to bring something they generally wouldn’t bring to something like this. Nothing weird, just something else - I’ve taken the picture right after asking a question. Picturing the immediate reaction / thought.

Hypothesis: Picture the reaction to a question.

Has someone else already done this? Probably, but I’m interested in figuring this out for myself instead of reading about someone else doing it. Stay tuned. Or, join in?


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Jul 23, 2014
@ 4:30 pm
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_DSF9454 on Flickr.Rachel

_DSF9454 on Flickr.

Rachel


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Jul 23, 2014
@ 12:31 pm
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Work view. Working from home this week has been interesting. Both in changing my normal view and offering new distractions and abilities to concentrate.

Work view. Working from home this week has been interesting. Both in changing my normal view and offering new distractions and abilities to concentrate.


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Jul 22, 2014
@ 4:30 pm
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_DSF9459 on Flickr.Bunnies!

_DSF9459 on Flickr.

Bunnies!


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Jul 21, 2014
@ 4:30 pm
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Model : Leslie

Results of a … I guess a pinup starting theme that basically ended up with a laugh fest….. yea. Literally…. why pose people when you both just end up laughing over pretty much everything.

Model : Leslie

Results of a … I guess a pinup starting theme that basically ended up with a laugh fest….. yea. Literally…. why pose people when you both just end up laughing over pretty much everything.


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Jul 20, 2014
@ 4:30 pm
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Model: Lauren

Corduroy dress, check. Super dark background that doesn’t work with the dress, check. Oversaturated skin tones, check.

Anything else that would make this look like it’s from the 90s?

Model: Lauren

Corduroy dress, check. Super dark background that doesn’t work with the dress, check. Oversaturated skin tones, check.

Anything else that would make this look like it’s from the 90s?


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Jul 19, 2014
@ 4:30 pm
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Throwback from a concert I photographed.

Throwback from a concert I photographed.


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Jul 19, 2014
@ 10:00 am
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_DSF9171 on Flickr.

My new camera can do multi exposure. I am totally using this to its fullest extent. Click through for the full set.

_DSF9171 on Flickr.

My new camera can do multi exposure. I am totally using this to its fullest extent. Click through for the full set.