Genuine working relationships

It’s always those moments that remind you of your purpose.  Finding the various number of occasions that reward you in ways your bank account doesn’t reflect.  Loyalty goes further than economics with an inspirational drive needed to still create for the sake of art.  Yes the money is helpful but connection with clients that are ongoing carry more weight.

This is a definitive post about my creative loyalty.

Be genuine in your craft of relationship building.

8 degrees of seperation

The cold day that pulled me away from the Chinese New Year Celebration. 

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I originally strolled out the house on Valentines day to take my friend’s daugher to the Pennsylvania Fine Arts Academy for some creative card making time.  To our surprise traffice was overwhelmingly slow.   Having packed my camera with the intensions of grabbing a few shots of the architechture inside the museum, I was very pleased with the reasoning behind all the traffic on this day.

 Finally I found parking and with the temperature being a cool 8 degrees outside we didn’t jump out too fast.  So little Ayah and I found ourselves in Chinatown in Philadelphia during a small Chinese New Year celebration.  Loud firecrackers and vibrant colors kept us warm for a mere 5-7 mins for a few captures.  Happy with the fifteen images I managed to literally run away with on Valentine’s day. I couldn’t help but  wonder exactly what did all of that mean as we fled to warmth.  So I did some additional research to learn more of their new year celebrations and came across some very interesting beliefs harboring no judgement.  What I do know is if your chinese zodiac is a monkey, you may want to prove 52 weeks of bad luck a myth.

Happy New Year China

The Artist Struggle

I recently discovered yet another article that speaks to the artists quest for success. Finding ways to make money while branding a vision is quite taxing.  Indeed building the vision is quite energizing and inspiring as an independent contractor with goals to meet.  Thus the real life balancing act effects us all striving for success.  

The article below is very inspiring and possibly redundant to some, but in an ongoing mission to achieve my goals, but reading tips and tricks on winning are always necessary.  The journey is ongoing so grasp at the information that can help you win. 

Stay inspired,


~Ra Hall

Branding 2016

 So I welcomed the New Year by focusing on personal brand product offerings and services.  

I found myself shooting for more entrepreneurs and small business owners from the start.  So far I’ve done five sessions that were brand focused and the referrals that continue to come through are prospects looking to clean up their business profiles and marketing styles. 

Having already settled on my niches doesn’t keep me from building my brand it reminds me how much I really enjoy inspiring people to get great portraits.  So when they call to book me for product, real estate, and headshots  I gladly book the sessions.  

Love what you do or don’t do it at all.

Ra Hall

See. Touch. Feel. 


THE FALL OF VICTORY! October strobing

Being the month where the leaves become speckles of fine art perfectly placed in our neighborhoods and the alter ego’s come out of every crevace of the earth to celebrate the dead. I managed to be able to create a spotlight for myself.

Three referrels saved the bank and my creative sanity.  Art Thru The Eye Ov Ra clearly loves to capture candid moments and make them fine artistic moments with texture.  The feeling of the moment is just one of the layers I see.  The style of the moment is another I love.   I was very happy to have been able to capture all three components of my brands service.

Portrait, Wedding, and Fashion clients made happy!!  I also managed to shoot my very first engagemnt session which went very well.

Then on the last day of the month I was tagged to a blog created by photographer Eric Adeleye from North Carolina that had me featured as the guest photographer.  As uncomfortable as it is to open up to people I have never met or may never see the blog made me smile.


Click on this link to preview the blog.