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    So here is the deal. I’m not much of a writer… as a matter of fact I’m not much of a speller either-and that my friends, guarantees some funny moments here. I love cheese, my family, laughing, theatre, photography, art, and my friends. More or less in that order. No lie though, if someone took my cheese, I’d cut a bitch.

    Here is what you can expect from my blog…everything that is me: funny stories, theatre experiences, sweet photo shoots, videos, stupid things I may have said (or will say for that matter), interesting articles (I don’t read much so don't expect much of these), things that frustrate me, and of course, poems about cheese. Tank you for stopping by!

The One With The Girl From Italy // Lifestyle

Had the opportunity to shoot Alessandra Mai Vinh, a dancer who came to NYC by way of Italy. I met her at Broadway Dance Center here in NYC. I am obsessed with this girl, and her Italian accent.

Check her out on Instagram at ALESSANDRAMAIVINH.

Special thanks to The Butcher’s Daughter for letting us shoot in their restaurant. Y’all the juice in this place is

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The One With Film // Personal

When I was 15 years old my brother bought me an Olympus OM film camera. I used this bad boy for years- it traveled with me across the country and to Central America. Then the big abandonment of film happened and digital became all the rage. Snapping as many photos at a time and picking the best one?! Fine! Since I started using my SLR camera, I retired my film camera. Well, here is a little info for you: film is back. Peeps [and photographers] are going crazy for it. So I decided I would dust off the [literal] cobwebs and take this bad boy out for a spin.


This might be one of my favorite photos I have ever taken. It was 630 in the morning, I got to share a subway car with this gentleman.

This is my friend Kaitlyn Etter, took this at sunset on my roof in the Lower East Side. She’s 100% sober, and not drinking wine.

The following images really would have been so much better in color, its PRIDE! #rainbows.

Of course the last frame of the roll was this handsome mug.

The One With Sarah Elizabeth Combs // Lifestyle

You guys. This shoot. I can’t handle it.

Meet Sarah Elizabeth Combs, fresh off the national tour of “I Love Lucy: Live!” I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Sarah for many years, and this is the 3rd time I have had the amazing opportunity to photograph her. Every time I shoot her I am blown away by how stunning and comfortable she is in front of the camera.

Our main goal for the shoot was to capture organic images that exuded strength, maturity, and confidence. I’m so excited with the variety of images we were able to create, all in one short afternoon in Laguna Beach.

We started the session off by shooting some updated and much-needed headshots.


Sarah is starting to get into jazz and lounge singing. She requested we take some portraits worthy of being plastered on a poster:
I think we managed to achieve that.

It pains me to admit this, but this next setup almost didn’t happen. We had three other looks to shoot. Sarah had to get her hair redone. We had to move all the patio furniture. But we decided to squeeze this into our packed schedule, and I am so happy we did. Let this be a lesson: follow your instincts. The dress, Kate Spade. The necklace, Kate Spade. I was so pleased with all the details of this shoot, I felt like a fat kid in a candy shop.

The following images are just plain sexy. Get ready.

The day before Sarah’s shoot, I ran to The Theatre Company to grab some great wardrobe pieces to align with our goals. I remember seeing this vintage gown [years ago when I worked there] hanging on a rack and thinking to myself, “There is no way anyone could fit into this.” [Which is heartbreaking cause its the most stunning dress in the whole world.] But I grabbed it, just in case. Of course, it fit Sarah like a glove.

Hair and Makeup: Lizette Perez

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The One With Riverside Park // Me Time

I had a very early morning today. Up by 630, at Starbucks enjoying my cup of iced coffee by 7. I sat in my favorite spot, replied to emails, and waited to watch the sun rise. [This is one of my favorite things to do.] The Starbucks by my apartment is on the corner of 103 and Broadway. You get a fantastic panoramic view of the neighborhood if you sit in the right spot. Simply obsessed. Well, here was the deal: The sun never came out. This usually infuriates people. No no no, not me. I put on The Civil Wars and just stared out the window. I was overwhelmed with the weather, and decided I needed to go for a walk [not without my camera, obvi]. I have never been to Riverside Park on the west side, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to do so!

Now, if you follow me on Instagram [theisaacjames] you will find this information to be shocking…however.. one thing that I always feel bad about is not taking enough photos. I am always taking pictures on my phone, I mean, duh. But why do I only pick up my camera for work? Rarely do I shoot for myself. Today I was going to change that. I even told myself that I was going to ask a stranger if I could take a picture of them [whaaaaat?!]. Below are the images from my walk this morning, I am so excited to share them with you. Hope you enjoy!

Lonely tree.

This image is my favorite. It will be a massive canvas in my first apartment in the city.

I. cant. wait.

This little beast was not lost. His owner is out of the frame. So calm down.

As I was walking home, I smelt BBQ. Well. What I thought was BBQ. Obviously, being my mothers son, I had to go investigate. Turns out Citi Bank on 111 and Broadway no longer exists.

Took the subway home. Yes, one stop. I’m ok with that.

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