Blog of NYC beauty, portrait, and fine art nude photographer Jamiya Wilson.

New York City: 9 Years Later

My, how time flies. 9 years ago today, I moved to New York City from Los Angeles. I was 24 years old at the time and remember writing a blog post titled, “The 25th Year”. It was a post where I reflected on where I was in my life and career at the time. Since we’re approaching my 35th year, I figured it would be a nice time to reflect on my time in New York. My thoughts on the city, where I’ve been, and where I’m headed. Perhaps this will help someone else make a decision if it’s the right city for them; especially for a photographer.

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Finally back in the saddle after a whirlwind few weeks. Planning an exhibition is…exhausting. All the last minute details, adjustments to layouts, and managing all the various elements to make it all come together was quite an experience. I learned a lot from my first show and will be posting about the experience more in-depth in a future post.

For now, here are some pictures from the night. It was a blast.

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100 Faces: The Challenges of a Long-Term Project

Shooting model tests, images for a client, or even just random images for my portfolio is often a relatively quick affair. I schedule the shoot, do the appropriate planning which usually takes a few days or so, do the shoot, then I’m done. If only all photographic endeavors could be that streamlined and fast. For years I was used to that approach, but after becoming more project-oriented, I quickly realized that some projects benefit from being spread out over time. This ensures the project not only maintains a certain level of quality, but allows you to create lots of options to choose from once you do your final edit. But working on a project for a long period of time can present some unique problems.

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