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When we were five years old, we liked to draw. We could all spend hours just putting crayons to paper, or the table and walls or wherever the colored wax would stick and before our parents would notice. We were all artists. As we've gotten older, drawing has become only something kids and professional artists do. It seems, beaten by time and life, for many adults, we have become busy with life and afraid being carefree again.
But, what looks so natural to an artist, musician or photographer has taken them a whole lifetime to develop. I encourage you to pick up your smart phone and snap photos of everything, take a pen and start drawing stick figures or a mic and just sing like that five year old you again. You do not have to show it to the world, but at least keep it for yourself.
View my work to the right. "Spyology" is a fun personal comic book type photographic series. Portraits is my attempt at capturing the person in my art. And "Wheels," i like those too. Please enjoy and if you need any tips or help with photography, call me or email me. I am always learning but I'd be glad to help you with what I already know.

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About Clothes and DaggerAngelo Martin

When I was a boy I remember my middle school had a fashion company come in to the school with a contest. They handed out disposable cameras to me and my school mates and asked us to take 24 frames depicting specific themes like "family" and "joy". The winner would get a college scholarship and some other prizes I knew I would win. Having never used a camera in my life, it didn't matter, that prize was mine. Picture of my dog's foot, click. Picture of the back of my brother's shoulder, click. And 22 other frames just like it all done with in 15 minutes of my first shot. I brought the camera back to school and I waited for them to tell me what I already knew--I won. Needless to say, I didn't win. Or at maybe the company just took my winning photos and didn't give me my prize, but regardless, by what I know now, those photos weren't any good. I can't even say that contest sparked my love for photography but what it did was make me realize that what I envision in my head doesn't happen in the camera. I needed to understand light, lenses and composition--photography is not easy. It wasn't until college when I, again, picked up a camera this time in photography 101. What settings do I use? How do I light it? That mattered then but matters less now that I know whats most important in making a picture: what is the story? What is the emotion that needs to be shared? We are a husband & wife team who specialize in portraits, fashion, and lifestyle photography (see our babies, siblings, families, maternity, weddings, and sometimes pets; photography at annealeese.com).
We are Clothes and Dagger, and we capture your emotions and we tell your stories.
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