more of my face and my mood ring like hair. in this installment i’ll tell you about how i found two perfect dream jobs for myself. of course i applied and still have yet to hear anything, but you also can’t walk out of college expecting to nail your dream job right off the bat. however, a mean rejection letter would totally be cool to get, ya know? i also trekked out to maine to work on some photo work, but with my luck models didn’t end up coming thru and i had to post pone the shoots until next month. It did end up being a fairly nice weekend and I touched the ocean again this summer. The ocean and water makes me unbelievably happy.
The only negative to my trip was less than forty minutes to the date of our tree accident last month in the Catskills, I almost had another tree fall on me while driving in Mass. The Universe is out to get me….
how odl are you and why do you have so many uglies?!?!?!?!
Well, I’m recently twenty-two and I have so many because they started as a collection back in high school. However, they live on the back of my bed because it’s the only space I had to put them. When I move in the fall to NYC I don’t know where their home will be. Adopt an ugly?! :)
i may or may not being avoiding the internet again, which is why i probably only spam my wall with selfies - oops. July kind of was a muddle of life with procrastination, working everday, skipped gym seshes and everything else. Summer is almost over and I wish by far I could’ve went and photographed/adventured more, but alas, working and making money kind of had to be the priority.
I get a lot of e-mails / messages from people asking me how I got to where I am today. I know I am far from being where I actually want to stand regarding the fashion photography business, however, I’ve made a lot of achievements during these past 4 years. My answer is always the same; get your name out there, expect the best and be prepared for the worst. You need to be open to many opportunities, be kind, humble and make great first impressions, social networks are your best friends and they’ll spread your work around the world with just one click. You also have to accept rejection in this business, there’s always gonna be someone who won’t like what you do, while there might be others who do, the thing is… failure is an option.. while giving up isn’t.
E-mail people, upload your work to facebook, flickr, tumblr, deviantart, whichever platform works better for you, the thing is, you gotta keep your work circulating because you never know who’s gonna come across it. You have nothing to lose and the opportunities you might get from uploading a photo to a certain platform at a certain time are unlimited.
Eduardo is a smart guy and he definitely knows what he’s talking about. Right now he’s living one of his dreams in NYC and it’s all because this kid is a risk taker and a go getter. Take every opportunity that you get and appreciate each and every one of them and learn from every opportunity that you miss. Keep moving forward.
Lone Wolf Magazine recently did a mash up of our favourite Disney gals and paired them up with some of the top models in the world. What do you think of the beauties they chose to portray our beloved childhood characters, check out the rest of the duos at their blog.
Still catching up on life….. After the Catskills I had three fab friends come back to Rochester with me, they fell in love with my cats and it incredibly sad when we had to put two of them on the bus to NYC and apparently a day early. Stephen by accident thought he had to be there for Monday, but apparently his flight was scheduled on Tuesday. Oops, :) Since all these cool kids left my town, all I’ve done in the past week is work - I need to change that asap. On the bright side, I finished retouching an editorial I second shot with Eduardo in the Catskills.
So incredibly excited that I found two job postings this evening that are perfect for me and even better one is potentially for London! Here’s a shot from a #beauty #editorial I worked on in March, hopefully I’ll be publishing them all soon *fingers crossed* but here’s a sneak peek for now. My beautiful friend @sydneyluethi modeling, MUA @almarsala . #caitlynpenke #retouching #retouch #myportfolio #ourportfolio #photography #fashion
Got this little gem thanks to a bouncer at @baysideband ‘s concert in #rochester from the fall. Really disappointed I can’t make it to #warpedtour today to see them and Anthony Raneri live today. If you plan on going to the venue, stop by both of these shows. I swear it will be one of the best performances you’ve been to! #bayside #favouriteband
the end of june i was all over the place. from the 21st to the 28th, i went to central new york to stay in a small town called phoencia, about fifteen minutes from woodstock and right in the catskills. i went and stayed with old friends, as well as new friends, but predominately people i’ve met alone - see not everyone you meet online is a total creeper ;)
we had some fantastic weather most days, and then some not so great weather some other days, but we made the most of it. In that time, I ran through a foggy creek, hiked a mountain, climbed a waterfall, swung on a hammock, saw multiple bears, and relaxed while feeling like i didn’t nearly do as much as i felt i should. Overall, it wasn’t a bad week. it was a nice escape, but i think i could’ve used a little more time. Missing some of those kids already, especially the ones whom it will be a rare sight to see with them living out of the country.
Happy freedom day #America !!! I photographed this last week and just started #retouching the set this week, so here’s a sneak peak! Original concept by the talented @eduardoacierno , model @gracie_walt . #fashion #fashionphotography #stars #ourportfolio #caitlynpenke #psychedelic
Today on our adventure, we experienced a giant tree falling about twenty feet in front of our car. Earlier in the drive we made a wrong turn. Had we not, we would’ve met that tree crashing onto our car at the moment it fell. Luck was definitely on our side this afternoon. Of course like the tomboy I can be, I decided to start ripping away pieces of the tree to try to start clearing the road. #nysfg2014 #catskill #mothernature #actofgod (at Catskill Mountains)