The Origin Of No Image Photography
The name “No Image Photography” came to be in 2003/2004 when I put together a satirical website based on my fake photography brand. The original logo consisted of a red x that resembled the one that usually appeared on websites when there was an image missing. The website also had model bios, galleries, and even a tshirt design. Of course, there was no actual tshirt to purchase, but there were photos to look at. The whole concept was really just to store photos I had taken of people in various poses to use as references to draw from. The concept developed and took on many different identities before it became a group photographer/model project. After some confusion over who, or what No Image actually was, I decided to take it over as my personal photographer alias.
It wasn’t until around 2008 that I began to look at this project as more of a business and not solely a hobby. As more lucrative opportunities began to present themselves I decided this would be a good outlet to also learn a little bit about the business world. I have been fortunate to work with different people and organizations over the years, including Bakotopia, Mas Magazine, Bakersfield Life, and the Bakersfield Californian among others.
As I’ve become busier, and photographers have become more widespread, I have narrowed my photography focus to projects and styles that interests me the most. I balance the business and hobby sides to the best of my ability and hope to continue to learn and produce work that represents my own personal artistic tastes.