Jake Easley

Jake Easley

Ridgecrest, United States

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Is Thanks Enough?

It was just brought to my attention that my image “Joy Ride” is now the #1 Most Popular Image of all time!!!

How do I even describe how that feels? I can’t! It’s simply awesome!!

But, the true thanks goes to you. Each and every one of you. Without the RB community it would just be another one of my pictures. You made it the most popular. I can not express how grateful I am to you all. True honor.

Even if it doesn’t hold the number one spot…it was there.

So…as long as it stays in the number one position, I am going to drop the sales markup price. Meaning you only pay the RB price for any type of print on that image. Why? Because I never took that image with the intent on making on money. Now don’t get me wrong, we all like money. But in this …

In The Moment Book

For those that don’t know (and I wouldn’t expect you to), one of my images was published in RB’s “In The Moment” book. And today I received my copy! #165 of 1000

First impression…Yeah…Alright…Cool!!!
Second impression…ummm yeah…ok…sure.
Final impression…whatever?!
Final impression based on my cost of $0…see first impression.

Quality:
1st view – the back cover separated after briefly looking at the book the first time.
2nd view – the front and back cover as well as a page or two started to come unglued.
After the 10th or so handling – it looks like I picked it up at a yard sale. The cover is about to fall off. It is riddled with fingerprints in the darker areas. And 4 or 5 pages are coming unglued.

So…

Macabre...Know What it is?

Main Entry: ma·ca·bre
Pronunciation: (m-käbr, m-käb, -käbr)
Function: adjective
Etymology: French, from (danse) macabre dance of death, from Middle French (danse de) Macabré
1 : having death as a subject : comprising or including a personalized representation of death
2 : dwelling on the gruesome
3 : tending to produce horror in a beholder
synonym see GHASTLY

Any horror fans here? Yea…me neither?

But, I do have a fondness for darkside images. Why? I don’t know. I have an entire list of dark image ideas I’ve jotted down over the last year. They just pop into my head.

Why do I bring it up? Because it’s still photography. Unlike nature, structures, wildlife etc, the horror and macabre field takes some planning. I think that’s why I find them so rewarding. You have to…

Ramble...Babble

Let’s talk…about anything?

I’m a newbie around here. I recognize a few faces / pieces from around the web. However, most of the work I’ve seen is very refreshing and new to me. I’m instantly impressed by the amount of responses I’ve received in just a few days.

I feel like the site has a few short comings as far as replies and comments. I would really like to be able to comment directly to each poster. It’s not necessary, but sometimes there are questions and it would allow them to know you responded without having to sift through all my comments just to keep checking.

Categories. I’ve read a few different blogs already about the categories or lack of. It is nice to see everything because I respect all art mediums. However as a photographer,…