Ansel Adams, 1958 Film


When I saw this video my jaw was on the floor and I suddenly felt so lazy. Why? In college I traded my shotgun for a Film NIkon SLR, shot only on auto, and I bought and had the film processed at Wal-Mart. Needless to say my whole 3 months of using the thing does not give me credibility as a photographer that reallllly shot film. I learned on digital and love it to death. So when you hang out with the photographers that really did shoot film and they go on about how digital isn’t really photography….I have to admit, I kind of get it now! His process of seeing exposure in the highlights and shadows, counting the seconds while he processed his negatives with chemicals. ALL took serious focus and technical skills!  It’s just different now.

Ansel Adams was the man. He was a jedi master of photography. King of Black and White Photography and took thousands of iconic landscape images which remain the best.  A true artist and massive environmentalist. His work and life has been a major influence to me.

So when we get to whining about we don’t have the newest model camera REMEMBER that we are LIGHT YEARS ahead of anything Mr. Adams touched or dreamed of! Imagine climbing a mountain shooting a couple frames, hauling all that heavy gear miles back before you got to see how the frame came out! No excuses! Go shoot!



This guy might be my new hero. No he didn’t save anybody from danger or invent anything cool….BUT he just held up a mirror to show us how ridiculous our celebrity culture is today. He is not famous but his experiment shows ya that appearances do mean something. “fake it til ya make it”? haha. So much of this world is made on hype and people feel they HAVE to look like they know what’s going on to feel cool.

Question to ponder:
What are we placing false importance on?
Who or what is the fake celebrity in our lives?

Have fun!

Braun – Ford Event Photos


Sorry it took so long but here is the gallery from the Ford Event. These AMAZING people that came out on Saturday morning helped feed over a thousand people just by signing up.  And even more brave..THEY LET ME TAKE THEIR PHOTOGRAPH! If you had your photo taken the images are all here for download!

I am so grateful for everybody that came out. LET ME KNOW IF ONE OF YOU THAT CAME TO MY EVENT WINS AN ESCAPE!  THAT WOULD BE SO COOL!

Be well my friends!


The LEGO Story


Ask my parents, brothers, or childhood friends and they will tell you I was nuts about LEGO’s growing up! So when I found this video about the history of the company you can imagine my excitement. When I was a kid I was pretty sickly….like in and out of hospitals all the time sickly. So my parents would buy me lego’s to play with since I was often pretty limited to what I could do! Confession: I still can’t help but look at what LEGO’s are out when I go to stores that have them. I can’t wait to play with them with my kids…some day.

As a business owner and entrepreneur I can certainly relate to the ups and downs of the founding family that started this great company. Lego fan or not it’s definitely worth a watch! Great story of perseverance and business strategy!

Were you a fan of LEGO’s? Still are?

Recently while working on future projects with Ford, the idea came up for me to host a pretty sweet event. Basically people come out to the Dallas location (Map Below) to check out Ford’s sweet new model of the 2013 Escape, (NO MONEY IS INVOLVED) and for every person that comes out Ford will help provide 40 meals to Feeding America! How awesome is that! Again this costs you, the people, NOTHING!…I MAKE ABSOLUTELY 0-Nada-None-NO Money from this! ALSO Ford will be giving away a 2013 Escape!

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! I will set up a white back ground and will be shooting head shots or family photo’s FOR FREE for everybody to download that comes out. That’s right….you get a headshot-portrait-family portrait that you can put on your facebook, resumes, link’d in… I don’t care! And you also help feed some people in need….FOR FREE! Free Photos, Help People, See a cool car…..0 money…on the way to lunch-brunch…Why not right?!

  • Date. Saturday 8.25.2012
  • Time: 9:00am-12:00am (while it’s still cool outside)
  • Location: SIGEL’S Parking lot, right on Greenville Avenue close to a lot of restaurants
  • 5757 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX


BTW, I am working on getting some more really fun stuff at the location. stay tuned

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