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15th October 2011

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My Window to San Francisco

20th August 2011

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Photo #600

Knowing when you are done with something is just as important as knowing you’re ready to start an uncertain path.  Both require you to trust your instincts and then plan accordingly.

I started Shoot the Poodle 600 days ago.  Originally I wasn’t too sure what I wanted to accomplish, just that I wanted to learn.  During the last year and a half I’ve done exactly that.  This site has been a place for me to chronicle my life, and the lives around me all while taking large strides in my identity as a photographer. 

Though there had been plenty of days I wanted to stop, over the last couple weeks a number of things have changed for me and I have decided that post number 600 would be my last photo of the day.  This isn’t to say I will stop posting photos, but as I transition to the next steps in my life, I’m recognizing my desire to hone other skills to.

This post is mainly so that I can say thank you.  Thank you to everyone who followed me, re-posted photos and liked them.  Thank you to all my friends for encouraging me and giving me the inspiration from day to day to find things new and exciting to photograph.  Finally, thank you to all my subjects who helped me find a passion in doing portrait photography by allowing me a photograph of you.

As new photos develop I will certainly post them, so this place wont be completely abandoned, but I wont be posting something new every day.  Again thank you for watching me and encouraging my transformation over the last year and a half.

20th August 2011

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Looking away from the lens…

Looking away from the lens…

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19th August 2011

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C’est toi que je voulais! C’est toi qu’il me fallait!

C’est toi que je voulais!
C’est toi qu’il me fallait!

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18th August 2011

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Le Noir Dynamo, Jab

Le Noir Dynamo, Jab

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17th August 2011

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The embrace of home

The embrace of home

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16th August 2011

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Hellish flight is worth the destination

Hellish flight is worth the destination

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15th August 2011

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My last host for Friend of a Friend Project, Bryan Simis

My last host for Friend of a Friend Project, Bryan Simis

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14th August 2011

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I’m nearing the end of it all

I’m nearing the end of it all

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13th August 2011

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Just happen to be in Berlin 50 years to the day since the wall was first erected.

Just happen to be in Berlin 50 years to the day since the wall was first erected.

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12th August 2011

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The sunset acted as the backdrop to the wonderful performance of Die Zauberflöte in Berlin

The sunset acted as the backdrop to the wonderful performance of Die Zauberflöte in Berlin

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11th August 2011

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So good to see Olivia again!

So good to see Olivia again!

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10th August 2011

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What love builds in Darmstadt, Germany

What love builds in Darmstadt, Germany

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9th August 2011

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Nick Bergeron, in Frankfurt

Nick Bergeron, in Frankfurt

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8th August 2011

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Fireworks over Frankfurt

Fireworks over Frankfurt

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