P&P Blogger Profile: Charles Sessoms

Charles Sessoms of In Sync But Unslated

I am a visual artist who works in several mediums including film and still photography. I have produced television programs for WETA TV in Washington DC, WNET TV in NYC, the Children’s Television Workshop in NYC and Nickelodeon. My feature length documentary, To Do No Harm was an official entry at the Provincetown International Film Festival in 2003. Social Justice, Human Rights, Freedom of Expression and Love are the cornerstones of my work

Why do you blog?
I started the blog as a sort of online journal that I could share with others. I think that people who have known me in a peripheral sort of way are beginning to get to know we me more deeply through my photos or at least I hope that’s true. 

If you only had time to read three blogs a day, which ones would they be?
New York Photography – Dave Beckerman
That’s really about it at the moment

How long have you been using Photoshop/been a photographer?
I have been taking still images seriously enough to call myself a photographer for about three years and seriously using Photoshop for about the same amount of time. 

What type of camera(s) do you shoot with?
Leica M6
Nikon D200
Hexar 35mm AF

Mac or PC?
I own both but I primarily use my Mac

What is your favorite piece of photo or computer equipment (other than your camera)?
My Epson 2400 printer

What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have?
A Hasselblad medium format kit

What advice do you have for a novice creative professional/photographer?
Shoot a lot so you can fail often and succeed sooner

What inspires you to create?
A ridiculous need for results

What would be your most important piece of advice about life?
I have none to offer

Where would you most like to live (other than where you live now)?
Amsterdam

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Go to the movies

What talent would you most like to have?
Seeing clearly

From Inside the Actors Studio:
What is your favorite word? Delicious
What is your least favorite word? Impossible
What turns you on? Sexy women
What turns you off? Bigots and other over the top judgmental people
What sound or noise do you love? Humming
What sound or noise do you hate? Yelling
What is your favorite curse word? F**k
What occupation other than your own would you like to attempt? High School Teacher
What occupation would you not want to participate in? Short Order Cook
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? What took you so long?

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