This post has been a long time coming. I returned home a couple months ago, but right after I got home my grandmother's health took a turn for the worse and I became completely focused on that for about a month until she passed away. We were very very close, so I've been mourning and understandably distracted. But I think it's about time I wrote this! :)
As most of you know, for over 2 months this summer I could be found travelling all over the East Coast. It was quite an adventure, and I had such a great time. Most cities we landed in were places I had never been before, and some (like NYC) were places that hold a place in my heart. I made some amazing friends along the way and was able to see other friends again! I had soooo many shoots and, even though a small percentage of shoots were...uhhh...less than enjoyale, I loved working with those I met with along the way! I got to work with most people for the first time, shoot again with others, and work with some people that I've admired their work for years!
Let me sum up the trip a little: - 63 Days - 69 Shoots - 132 People I worked with - 14 States, 20 Cities - 5827+ Miles driven (minimum) - 117hrs, 43mins Spent driving (minimum) - 4 Car repairs - 4 Publications - 17 Sets published on Zivity (13 shot during the trip) - 2691 Pictures I have from shoots (so far)
This trip was a phenomenal success and I really cannot thank the people that helped make it happen enough!
This is a list of the main people I worked with on the trip that I want to extend my thanks to, but this is definitely not everyone I should list, there were many hosts, secondary photographers, assistants, studio owners, artists, makeup artists and hair stylists I never got the name for, and many others that I thank as well. :)
I really cannot thank everyone I encountered on this trip enough. There were good times, there were truly epic times, there were stressful times, and there were confusing times, but I will cherish all of them. :)
Please check out all of the pictures that I took on the trip here: Album
I'll be posting pictures that my bf took on the trip also, and I'll post pictures from shoots on the trip soon as well! I can't wait to share everything with all of you.
And thank you to all of you that have been supporting me as friends and fans and anything else. I love getting your feedback and interacting with you. You guys are so great! I wish I could take you all out and buy you a drink. Unfortunately I don't have the money for that, or know of a bar big enough, but I really wish I could do more to thank you for your support.
While I'm on my tour I won't be updating with blog posts or pictures as much as I normally do. So if you'd still like to keep updated with what's going on, you should add me on Facebook (if you haven't already), because I'll be texting in updates and linking to behind the scenes shots from shoots. :)
I'll also be doing a video blog on my trip, so if you'd like to be updated with when I post new pictures, you should subscribe to my on Youtube! :)
So I've decided to do some video posts, since I like watching them but I've never personally done one.
The first one will be a Q&A video! Yay!
So, what questions do you want answered?? Comment here with your questions, or you're welcome to ask anonymously via this link : http://chelseachristian.tumblr.com/ask
If you submit a question via Tumblr, make a note in your submission that it's for the video. :)
My page in The Modified Dolls' April edition of their magazine, photographed by Pissed Off Pistol Photography!
Purchase your copy here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/366558
Proceeds from the magazine go to the charity Autism Speaks
Yay! In honor of hitting 2500 "likes" on this page, I'm doing another awesome prize giveaway! =^.^= Next Sunday, April 8th, at Midnight EST I'll be drawing 2 names, and those 2 people will get their choice of print sent to them!
You can find more info out and enter your name >>HERE<<
Yes! I finally sat down and figured out when and where I'd be for my trip up the East Coast this summer! :) Yay! (If you can't tell, this makes me incredibly excited.)
So, here are the dates and places:
May 3-5: Atlanta, Georgia May 6-7: Knoxville, Tennessee May 8-11: Cincinnati, Ohio May 12-15: Akron, Ohio (will also be available in Canton and Cleveland) May 16-19: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 20-21: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
May 22-25: Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaMay 26-27: Newark, New Jersey
May 28-30: Hartford, Connecticut
May 31-June 2: Springfield, Massachusetts
June 3-6: Boston, Massachusetts
June 7-9: Manchester, New Hampshire
June 10: Providence, Rhode Island
June 11-12: New Haven, Connecticut
June 13-18: New York, New York
June 19-22: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 23-25: Baltimore, Maryland
June 26-27: Washington DC
June 28-30: Richmond, Virginia
July 1-2: Raleigh, North Carolina
July 3-4: Charlotte, North Carolina
July 5-6: Charleston, South Carolina
If you're in these areas and want to work with me, let me know!
If you're in these areas and have already let me know, I will be contacting you shortly! :)