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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

P&P Blogger Profile: Joey Lawrence

Joey Lawrence of www.joeyl.com

Joey L: 17 years old in years, 100 years old in life experience. Conceptual artistic and professional commercial photographer. www.joeyL.com. I havn’t been to a barber in over a year because I cut my own hair.

Why do you blog?
Huh? I don’t blog! I’m too busy. But I do keep a little news section and calendar to keep people up to date on where I’ve been on my website. I am very fortunate to travel around this beautiful Earth and meet the most interesting people.

If you only had time to read three blogs a day, which ones would they be?
The Quran, The bible and perhaps a newspaper. (Nothing by those goons that took over Anne Landers though.)

How long have you been using Photoshop/been a photographer?
Three point five years/Two point five years

What type of camera(s) do you shoot with?
Most of my old stuff was done just with a plain old Minolta Dimage thing, but now I use the very schexy Canon 5D. When my Dimage broke I used a $5 disposable camera and nobody noticed. Right now I MAY just be using a pinhole camera, you’d never know.

Mac or PC?
I’ll be switching to Mac in about a week. I’m sure Windows is okay for some things though, I’m just becoming less of a fan each day. It’s not that important though, use whatever get’s the job done.

What is your favorite piece of photo or computer equipment (other than your camera)?
Duct tape. I always find a use for it on shoots. One time I taped a strobe to a tree because I was frustrated with it’s stand.

What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have?
A tilt shift lense. I made one out of an old film lense, a body cap and some duct tape though. It works pretty well but I doubt it will survive the wear-and-tear I put my equipment through. That includes hopping fences, strolling through politically unstable countries and that urge I get to always light stuff on fire in the background of commercial work.

What advice do you have for a novice creative professional/photographer?

What inspires you to create?
I take a lot of acid.

What would be your most important piece of advice about life?
Treat the dandelion as a flower. This is the most common thought running through my head, I’ve been thinking about this concept for a few years now.

Where would you most like to live (other than where you live now)?
Varanasi, India. It’s beautiful there. Time forgot it.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Try to answer the mass amounts of ridiculous e-mails I get.

What talent would you most like to have?
I still wish pokemon were real and I was the ultimate pokemon master.

From Inside the Actors Studio:
What is your favorite word? The
What is your least favorite word? Impossible. Cliché’s aside, it’s only because I can lick my own elbow you thilly goosth!
What turns you on? A very talented chick.
What turns you off? When girls type “lolz” on messenger chats. Laugh out loud… zebra? What the hell?
What sound or noise do you love? Music, it’s the closest thing to paradise I can experience with my ears.
What sound or noise do you hate? That sound of water in your ear.
What is your favorite curse word? Cuntassfuckeddyshitshit. I think I’ve actually said this once when I burnt myself with a hot glue gun.
What occupation other than your own would you like to attempt? Homeless man. I’m serious, it’s a very interesting lifestyle.
What occupation would you not want to participate in? Anything to do with a circle-jerk.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
God: ”Hey babay… You got any more of your editing tutorial DVD’s left, my man? I can’t figure this shit out!”
Joey L: ”No God, but I am coming out with a new one soon”
God: ”Hey, nice product placement in this blog! I’m not stupid!”

On a more serious note, I can say the above because me and God are good pals. He wants you all to stop depicting him as an old man with a big beard though; this force we can only understand as God is much more complex than that.

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