Desmond Blair is a temple of inspiration to me not only as an artist, but as a person that has overcome immeasurable obstacles to get where he is.. He's not only one of the most promising artists of the DFW area, but he's also one of the most humble and genuine human beings I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.
I recently shot a flier for the Cup Cake Meet organization ( check out the making of the flier here - vimeo.com/43082360) to promote their next event to benefit Breast Cancer Research. I was told the image would then be reproduced as an oil painting to then be auctioned off and the proceeds would go to the charity as well (Bradie James Foundation).
I thought documenting the process would be something cool for me to watch and I could use it as an excuse to work on some video techniques. I had NO IDEA my life was about to change forever.
One can not simply be in Desmond's presence and not be affected by his overwhelming story nor his ability to make what he does seem effortless. I can only imagine doing what he does and I have 2 good hands to do it with. I was OBLIGATED to attempt to capture what I could, compile it, and share it with whoever would listen and watch.
This experience went from "an excuse to shoot" to the beginning of a MOVEMENT for me. I am now in the process of finding more artists that inspire me and sharing their stories with the world in a similar fashion. I'd love for this to movement to spread and everyone find at least one person that inspires them and share them with the world. I think the world could use a little more inspiration and positivity.
I know the production quality of the video could be done better, but I can honestly say, I'm learning and have definitely been inspired to grow even more and with what I have at my disposal now, this is the best I could have done. I intend for every episode to be better than the last.. But please don't let my technical ineptitude take away from Desmond's amazing story.
Please enjoy, and share with others, and let me know how you feel about the video and "Get Inspired"
Tamron 17-50 F2.8
Tamron 28-75 F2.8
Tokina 12-24 F4
Canon 75-300 F4-5.6
Canon 18-55 F3.5-5.6
Edited in Sony Vegas Pro 11
Color Graded with Magic Bullet Looks
1. Kill Paris - I'm Free
2. Bondax - All Inside
3. Clubrout - Faith In Her
4. Giraffage - Feels
5. Sigurt - Colorful