REFUGE COLLECTIVE

from photographer tyler tyndell

Shawn Roller | Dallas, TX

I finally got to meet Shawn this past weekend when he joined me to assist on a senior portrait session in Dallas. It’s aways great to finally meet someone in person that you’ve met through social media; to put a handshake with a screen name & instagram @handle. I’m looking forward to having Shawn join me again as soon as possible. You can look forward to Shawn’s internetz in the following ways:

Shawn’s VSCOgrid http://shawnroller.vsco.co

Twitter: @shawnroller

Instagram: @shawnroller

The following images are processed with VSCO Film 05 - Kodak Royal 400+



The discontinuity between the photographer I am and the photographer I want to be disappears somewhere between who I was before this shoot, and who I am presenting these. The struggle to create the work that is in line with the vision I have for myself is ongoing, but shoots like these give me hope. I took an art history class in college, and have since considered the intention and purpose with which great artists come by their work. There is more than circumstance and chance involved in producing work that is meaningful. Therein, lives the ongoing conflict for creative people to draw the line between what influences us [me] and feeling secure enough in our [my] own ability to execute an idea and call it our own. Anyone who is aware of my influences in photography can see their works influence play here. The subject matter is nothing new, but in this case it is mine.

I’ve always been fascinated by the majestic quality of deer, elk, and stag. The beauty of their antlers is, in my opinion, as powerful and carries as much pride and strength as the images associated with a lion. For me, antlers represent more to me than the actual physical changes and growth that deer go through. They are a symbol of my own growth and seasonal development as a father, husband, and artist. 

After a morning where I couldn’t seem to get out the door to head to this shoot, and a trip down a river embankment that left Taylor covered in mud (I have photos), and a dead car battery, it seems like everything that could have gone wrong did. Nonetheless, I’m left with these images, the fellowship, and the positive influence of another individual. You can follow Taylor on twitter & instagram via @misstaylorperry

All of these images were processed with the newly released VSCO Film 05

Color images (save the bottom 2) - Kodak UltraMax 800

Bottom 2 images - Kodak UltraMax 400 Contrast +

B&W image - Fuji Neopan 400 Contrast/Fade +

http://www.tylertyndell.com/journal/2014/2/25/taylor-perry

deadwood #vscofilm

sling shot the moon #vscofilm

sling shot the moon #vscofilm

a few images i snapped of @troybradford from our location scout yesterday.  #vscofilm

We ended our location scout on a high note with this dusk image of Troy’s LR3 #vscofilm

We ended our location scout on a high note with this dusk image of Troy’s LR3 #vscofilm

Lake Lavon, Texas

Lake Lavon, Texas

Lake Lavon, Texas #vscofilm

Lake Lavon, Texas #vscofilm

5D mk III Wedding Image Example

 This was my first wedding shooting with the Canon 5D mk III and i Have to say that it really made a difference in image quality. In my year of shooting weddings with the mk II, I never got a docu shot this clear in such low light. This was taken at iso 3200 24mm f/2.8 at 1/50 sec.  The dynamic range, life like color and quickness with which the camera responded allowed this moment to live on in all of its importance.


#vscofilm #shootportraits - working between this shoot and a wedding from monday, this set with Scout is almost ready to go. 

#vscofilm #shootportraits - working between this shoot and a wedding from monday, this set with Scout is almost ready to go. 

Becky Bacsik | ANON MAGAZINE

Since launching Refuge Collective, I have been more driven than ever to make use of the  opportunities to meet up and collaborate with people i know that are coming and going to a from various opportunities and chapters of their own lives. Becky is the co creator of ANON Magazine, a publication that will be releasing its first print issue this Spring, and one that I was lucky enough to get to do some work for last Winter and this Summer. Becky spends her time creating from the other side of the computer and camera through writing, directing and blogging, so I wanted to get her on this side of the camera. Thanks to the City of Grand Prairie, TX for allow us to use this awesome old home for the shoot.
















Since launching Refuge Collective, I have been more driven than ever to make use of the  opportunities to meet up and collaborate with people i know that are coming and going to a from various opportunities and chapters of their own lives. Becky is the co creator of ANON Magazine, a publication that will be releasing its first print issue this Spring, and one that I was lucky enough to get to do some work for last Winter and this Summer. Becky spends her time creating from the other side of the computer and camera through writing, directing and blogging, so I wanted to get her on this side of the camera. Thanks to the City of Grand Prairie, TX for allow us to use this awesome old home for the shoot.

shown: 9 of 15 images from full set - see the full set here > http://www.refugecollective.co/blog/58tmp4k5k7fsfdnx5s3q1i9rfa4mvx

The full set featuring this image of ANON Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Becky Bacsik will be hitting the site tomorrow. There’s another portrait of her on the homepage of www.refugecollective.co  as well. 

The full set featuring this image of ANON Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Becky Bacsik will be hitting the site tomorrow. There’s another portrait of her on the homepage of www.refugecollective.co  as well. 

A few B&W images from my time with Becky yesterday