Fried Okra - little golden bulbs of goodness.
Magneto doing bar tricks, apparently. (Jared Axelrod took this photo)
From my 365 Days Project.
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Bartrams Garden, near sunset.
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Recently I’ve felt drawn to do more theatrical photoshoots. These take more work, but in the end, these are what I love to share the most.
Self Portrait
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Off to GenCon!

I am going to GenCon this year. If you see me there, please say hello. I go to GenCon to meet people and I’m always interested in meeting people who like my games (Shelter in Place, Velociraptor! Cannibalism! Court/Ship, The Ministry Initiative), my fiction or my photography.

After nearly every convention, someone writes to say they wanted to say hello but they were worried they would bother me. It’s okay to chat at a convention! I don’t mind talking about any of my projects with anyone at a convention. That’s one of the reasons why I go!

Minx Arcana performing at Rasputin’s Room in Philadelphia.
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I was in the middle of this shoot when a cat walked up to me and demanded cuddles. As we all know, you must do as they command. 
www.jrblackwell.comI was in the middle of this shoot when a cat walked up to me and demanded cuddles. As we all know, you must do as they command. 
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This is an outtake from Saturday mornings shoot. I was supposed to keep a very serous expression, but I’m not really a person who can hold a frown for very long. Basically, I’m sort of a muppet. Later that day we ate some corn and it was so sweet and fresh that we didn’t put a single flavor on it. It was as close as I’ve ever come to eating sunlight. #corn #costume #dystopia #uptosomething
Bartrams Garden, July 2014
See more photos from my trip to the garden here: http://jrblackwell.com/2014/08/04/bartramsgarden/
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Death of a Salesman, Plays and Players Theater, Philadelphia, PA - photo by J.R. Blackwell
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Carrie Marshall, Heartland Woman 
I’m going to go out and photograph something in a cornfield tomorrow, but in case that doesn’t work out, I’ve edited a few photos today from a shoot I did at dawn in front of a condemned building.
Blue generally says “future” but “red/yellow” seems to say “country”.
People who are  in the middle of that Venn diagram of both readers of Under the Empyrean Sky and my friends will know that Carrie Marshall and I share a truth,  which is why if I named this series for her.
www.jrblackwell.comCarrie Marshall, Heartland Woman 
I’m going to go out and photograph something in a cornfield tomorrow, but in case that doesn’t work out, I’ve edited a few photos today from a shoot I did at dawn in front of a condemned building.
Blue generally says “future” but “red/yellow” seems to say “country”.
People who are  in the middle of that Venn diagram of both readers of Under the Empyrean Sky and my friends will know that Carrie Marshall and I share a truth,  which is why if I named this series for her.
www.jrblackwell.comCarrie Marshall, Heartland Woman 
I’m going to go out and photograph something in a cornfield tomorrow, but in case that doesn’t work out, I’ve edited a few photos today from a shoot I did at dawn in front of a condemned building.
Blue generally says “future” but “red/yellow” seems to say “country”.
People who are  in the middle of that Venn diagram of both readers of Under the Empyrean Sky and my friends will know that Carrie Marshall and I share a truth,  which is why if I named this series for her.
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This photo was taken while I was location scouting for a TOP SECRET photoshoot. This little flower looked like it was glowing in the twilight.
Bertrams Garden, West Philadelphia.
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Lil’ Steph at Rasputin’s Room. Lil’ Steph is that perfect mix of sexy, elegant and adorable. She invited me to her show and allowed me to take some photos of the cast for her most recent show. 
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This is a cropped photo from this morning, when I got up before dawn to take photos in a condemned building. I got up that early to get the delicious morning light. I bought a gingham dress from the thrift store to create a depression-era dustbowl farmgirl look.
I am entering THIS contest to win a Kindle Paperwhite. The contest is to take a selfie with Chuck Wendig’s new book, Blightborn. It’s from his series about a dystopian future and mutant corn.
Since I went freelance, I’ve had enough to pay my bills but not much else. Certantly not enough to justify spending money on a e-reader. But I’ve wanted them! Carrying around over a thousand books at a time? Yeah, I’m into that.
This shoot, where I bought a costume, did my makeup, and went to a condemned building before dawn? This is my backup photoshoot, in case I can’t get out into a corn-field by the time the contest is up.
This is shots-fired my little morning-stars. If you’re going to enter this one, bring your A-game, because I’m coming for that paperwhite.
(Although, there are two winners, so your b-game is probably fine too.)