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Shay Nartker  I have an extra vertebrae so I'm basically a mutant. Visuals for MadTree Brewing. Photographer/Director/Creator

http://madtreebrewing.com/

I used to walk around OTR and find places that were interesting or no one had seen. I remember on this particular day I was out and found a new alleyway that I hadn't been down before. I turned down to see where it lead when I came up on what looked like the remains of a building they had just torn down. It's always been obsessed with abandoned places. They hold stories, and I tend to get sucked into what the building looked like in its prime, or who lived there, or even who built the place. I like to let my mind wander, holding onto imagination is a good thing.





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Shade is back! I had never had this beer before working at @madtreebrewing and it's been the talk of the town for he last few weeks as we were ramping up to put it on tap. As of Friday I got to try Shade for the first time and I think it easily became one of my favorite beers. Tart and full of blackberries and sea salt it's definitely going to be my summer go to while it's around. .
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I think we all need to disconnect more. This was one of the best camping trips I've ever had. @katierosiee and I set up our tent right next to a babbling creek (by far the best sound to sleep to) and made an entire weekend out of driving around back country roads and off-roading in my truck with good friends. My bears smelled like campfire, my hair was a mess, I was covered in mud the majority of the time, but waking up to this view was something special. It's stuck with me since we went. It was perfectly quiet, the sun was just peeking over the hills, and I remember thinking I needed to get a photo so I could save that moment forever. Can't wait to get back out again soon. This year was and still is about finding peace and learning to slow down and relax. I tend to get angry or agitated over the smallest things, and this year I am doing so much better taking the time to center myself. Besides who doesn't love the smell of a cam fire?
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Tonight I was grumpy for no reason. After getting out of a shoot with @katierosiee I asked if we could go for a walk because I needed to clear my head. I used to go on walks a lot with my camera when I wasn't in a good head space. Sometimes I would take a lot of photos and other times maybe just one. I never set out with a goal in mind other than to just get my head right and step away from technology for a bit. On our walk she made a good point that I had forgotten about, that point being my heart is huge and with that I tend to soak up and feed off the energy around me be it bad or good. With the bombing in Manchester yesterday and as I'm following the story finding out 22 people were killed among them an 8 year old girl, and then more attacks in the Philippines it made sense why my energy and mind were out of sync. It hurts to see so much hate in this world, and bums me out when we all start debating what's right and wrong. Like I've always said I believe it's love that will conquer all. It's hard for me to see how just a difference in skin color or beliefs can fuel so much hate. We are all the same in the sense that we are all human. Why so many of us hate each other I will never understand and quite literally puts me in a funk. This was one of the two shots I got tonight. I've wanted to grab this shot for awhile and during the walk with my girlfriend we passed this spot so I took to opportunity. This was shot free hand, with a kit lens exposed for I think 15 seconds. I love you guys. Thanks for always being there. Be a positive influence in the world. Shot on my Nikon D750 with a Nikkor 24-120 f/4 lens.
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This was a character I created for myself when I was going though a dark time. I wasn't sure how to portray what was going on in my head and this is the best I could think of. It was the side of me being held up inside making its way out. I don't smoke, in this photo I hadn't slept in 3 or 4 days, I had just moved into an apartment with a couch, a mattress, and a tv. This was me at my worst. I basically hated everyone and everything. I found rock bottom. A year later I'm at the top of the ladder climbing back out and have never been happier. As an artist or as a person I think it's important to get out the emotions you need to, to find yourself. Never ever let people dictate who you are. Be yourself, more importantly love yourself for who you are. .
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Can't believe this was two years ago. One of my favorite weddings to shoot. Ended up in #hockinghills with two of the coolest people I've ever met. They now live in Hawaii, and to say I may not be a little jealous of their daily photos on the beach might be an understatement. Badass couples that stand on cliffs for photos and trust your creative vision make shooting so much fun, and on top of that makes for long time friendships.
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Captured this shot of my good friend @patrickmccuephoto a few months ago in downtown Cincinnati right by the door where the original newsies would have come in to grab the morning deliveries of papers to distribute for the day. Everything in the photo is original, Pat's suit, the hat. The briefcase, and even the newspaper. Zoom in and check out the headline. I thoroughly enjoy have a friend that is so invested in his love for history and preserving stories of WWII veterans and is also almost always wearing era clothing. See more of what Pat does with his project They Gave It All. This was shot with my Nikon D750 and a 50mm f/1.4.
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Throwback to my field trip to @deeperrootsdrc with @madtreebrewing to learn how they roast their coffee beans. I never knew how much science and technique went into each style of coffee and how the roasting process can create so many different flavors. Definitely going to need a pour over in the morning. Shot with my Nikon D750 and a 50mm f/1.4.
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Found myself in an abandoned airport while back. This was at CVG as they were tearing down one of the terminals. It's always been intriguing to me to see an abandoned place that was one bustling with business and people. It's weird. Kind of like everyone just up and left. always gets me pumped to start writing some new scripts for short films. I'm obsessed with post apocalyptic flicks and sci-fi. This was shot with my Nikon D750 and a 50mm f/1.4.
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I've asked countless couples what they liked and did not like about their wedding photos. This includes my parents and couples from 15, 20, 30 years post marriage. Almost unanimously they all said they wished there had been more photos of the details from the day. Ever since hearing that so many times I've really taken a new approach when shooting, making sure I get as many details as I can while shooting. This includes foliage, photos of the buildings, cuff links, table settings, even photos of photos, cakes, the list goes on. I think sometimes as photographers we forget that the day is a blur for the couple getting married and they don't have as much time to slow down and enjoy the settings as much as we might or their guests. Ever since I've switched to making sure details are captured the couples I shoot with seem more excited about their photos. They spent hours selecting all the little details, and they deserve to be captured to bring back the feeling of the day as much as possible. This was shot two months ago at a Chicago wedding right before the couple's first look with my Nikon D750 and a 50mm f/1.4 lens. Keep your eyes peeled for more over at @birdandroseco. .
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One of the questions I get asked most is, what I believe is one of the most important things to learn as a photographer. My answer is always learn how to see light. For the longest time I couldn't figure out why some of my photos had deep rich colors and other times they were lacking depth and seemed washed out. After some research and hours and hours of practice i started learning how to look at light and use it to create scenes like this. Camera gear is important but even more important is the fundamentals. If you're just getting started buy what you can afford, stop listening to people who say you need this or that, and learn to use light. You'll thank yourself later. Shot with my Nikon D750 and a 50mm f/1.4.
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