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Fitness Photography NYC is fantastic. I love shooting fitness; especially in the city I grew up in. I’m always extremely impressed by the fitness models and people I meet while doing these photography gigs. As you can see from the above gallery I have shot a variety of models for a variety of reasons. I’m fascinated by people who are extremely fit but do it in different ways. Each person is different and the way they achieve their personal well-being is awesome to behold and can be extremely eye-opening as well. It personally helps me with my fitness goals and all the Fitness Photography NYC I do is actually personally inspiring by meeting these different people. In 2013 I quit smoking after 10 years and took up running as well as a healthier lifestyle overall. I’m not anywhere near my goal but I will be.

It’s different strokes for different folks. You have to find out what works for you. One of the best things about living in NYC is that people are always working out, running, swimming, doing yoga, outwardly eating right, and creating positivity in the universe, which is a great feeling to fall into and get absorbed in. There is so much out there that is designed to hurt your body and it’s our responsibility as human beings to separate the bad from the good and use good habits in our day-to-day life. I will keep taking fitness photos and I hope at least a couple of you out there can look at those photos as say “Fuck, it. I’m going to get my ass off the couch and get in shape.” or at least put down the soda you’re drinking right now and jog into a better tomorrow.

Check back for more Fitness Photography NYC as I would love to make it a regular thing.

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Mentioned on MSN Career Builder

Mentioned on Deseret News

Number 10 on this tips link

Shooting from Home tips on PhotographyTalk.com

Dealing With Flakes article for PhotographyTalk.com

Review for F-Stop Magazine

Starting a photography company

Review for F-Stop Magazine: Noel Kerns

Mention on B2B Community: Social Media Predictions

 Mention on The Hound: Why Is My Job Sexy

Mention on Self Employment King: How To Increase Sales

Review for F-Stop Magazine: Robert Herman’s “The New Yorkers”

Mention on National Federation of Independent Business

CarolRoth.com Advice For Entrepreneurs Starting New Businesses

Mention on Granted.com “What are the worse reasons for taking a job.”

Review for F-Stop Magazine: Dolce Via by Charles H. Traub

Mention on Self Employment King: How To Use Instagram For Business

Review For F-Stop Magazine: Paul Chesley: A Photographic Voyage

Mention in an article for NFIB.com

Review for F-Stop Magazine: Moon Viewing

Photo for “Tamed Lightning”  by Susana Acosta

Contribution to Connect: 100+ Mind Blowing Strategies to Use Social Media and Drive Business Growth

Review for F-Stop Magazine: Bronx Boys by Stephen Shames

9 Tips to Propel Your Personal Brand

 

 

 

 

A Fierce Defender

So, I love music. Further more; I love heavy metal music. I have been in NYC metal bands since I was 18 years old. Metal has always been a part of my life since I cranked up that first Black Sabbath album I got through those bogus Columbia House deals many moons ago. That being said; metal is an extremely positive genre of music and for me it’s the most rocking life affirming jammingest stuff you could listen to. People associate great things with music and I have a song for almost every memory or frame of mind. I love to rock, baby.

Every so often you run across a song that means more to you than the surface value of any written piece of music is supposed to mean. Sometimes music speaks to you in untold ways that really strike you to the core. I have recently felt like that about 3 Inches Of Blood’s song “Fierce Defender.” It’s not because I’m killing undead hordes or championing a battlefield with sword in tow. This song is the perfect allegory for a small business start up. You still with me? Good. Here are the lyrics and song and my breakdown as it relates to being a small business owner. If you could stick around to the end I’ll buy you a drink (Call me out on it. You will get a drink and a conversation!)  Anyway, here we go:

The outbreak has begun
End of days are coming
Very few will survive this plague
Gather all supplies, keep your wits about you
A war is coming, prepare for the attack

No more running, here we make our stand
Against the odds we will fight
Be the champion, be the one
A fierce defender til its done

Fortress walls, behind them to defend
From mindless creatures need for flesh
They are coming, they will not stop
Crash upon you like a tidal wave of doom

No more running, here we make our stand
Against the odds we will fight
Be the champion, be the one
A fierce defender til its done

Hold the line, defend it to the end
Destroy the brain and they will fall
Show no mercy for they will give you none
Relentlessly they seek to kill
Don’t wait for outside help
Reinforcements will not come
On ourselves we must rely
Find the courage to last another day
So all of us will stay alive

Outlast the horde
Their ranks are shrinking
The instinct to live on our greatest strength
The will come when all the killing stops
Time to rebuild all that’s lost

No more running, here we make our stand
Against the odds we will fight
Be the champion, be the one
A fierce defender til its done

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP4ge-lAx5A

The outbreak has begun
End of days are coming
Very few will survive this plague
Gather all supplies, keep your wits about you
A war is coming, prepare for the attack

Meaning: You have recently started your small business and the pressure is very real. Statistically, there are only a small number of businesses that succeed. You have to use all of the tricks you have learned and carefully use your funds because you’re on your own now with no outside help. Keep your wits about you.

No more running, here we make our stand
Against the odds we will fight
Be the champion, be the one
A fierce defender til its done

Meaning: You’ve been thinking about this for a while. This is your chance to succeed and employ the tools you have amassed while preparing for your launch. The odds of success are against you but you have to believe in your self. You have to be your own champion because you know you can. Never slip in your own self confidence. Be that Fierce Defender!

Fortress walls, behind them to defend
From mindless creatures need for flesh
They are coming, they will not stop
Crash upon you like a tidal wave of doom

Meaning: Whatever you build there are people that want to tear it down. These are the haters. They could be family, friends, or business associates. They could try and tear you down and tell you that you are not good enough or special enough. It may hurt at first but you have to persevere and defend that wall.

No more running, here we make our stand
Against the odds we will fight
Be the champion, be the one
A fierce defender til its done

Hold the line, defend it to the end
Destroy the brain and they will fall
Show no mercy for they will give you none
Relentlessly they seek to kill
Don’t wait for outside help
Reinforcements will not come
On ourselves we must rely
Find the courage to last another day
So all of us will stay alive

Meaning: Small Business owners must face facts. There is no one to help with their journey. At the end of the day if  you decide to do everything on your own then you must hold the fort and provide victory for your brand. Against all odds you will see the success of your small business and end up being the bigger fish in the pond. Small Business owners must be steadfast in their product and their belief in their product. No one will help  you, no one will back you up, and you have to find the gumption to stand alone, say your piece, survive, and live to fight another day. As small businesses, we climb a treacherous hill with many obstacles and we should never give up. We must find the courage to last another day. We owe it to ourselves, our family, and other like minded individuals. We stay alive through the communal effort of other business owners that hold the line.

Outlast the horde
Their ranks are shrinking
The instinct to live on our greatest strength
The will come when all the killing stops
Time to rebuild all that’s lost

Meaning: The more you chip at it – the more you get out of it. The haters will fade and the detractors will think better. Why? Because you have pioneered and championed your brand through your own belief. The INSTINCT to live on IS our greatest strength. Small business owners know that they have a huge undertaking before them and that is to establish a reputable brand. When success comes then you can expand, take time off, and make up for lost time.

No more running, here we make our stand
Against the odds we will fight
Be the champion, be the one
A fierce defender til its done

Meaning: Get out there and do it. BE the successful person you know you can be. BE the business owner you have always wanted to be.

Whew, well I hope you all got through that in one piece!

The album this is from; “Here Waits Thy Doom.” is also one of the greatest driving albums ever.

I would love to hear what songs motivate you and have meaning for you.

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