Every so often I like to introduce myself for the folks who just arrived, or who aren’t sure what the heck is going on over here or who this J.R. Blackwell person is. So, if you are new here: Hello! If you’ve been here before: Welcome Back!
I am J.R. Blackwell, and I’m a writer and a photographer, a fact I know to be true because I do those things regularly, sometimes people pay me for them, which is always very nice.
I write here regularly, posting photos and taking about the games, fiction, and photography projects I’m involved in. I’ve started a series of photography wish-lists, where I talk about projects I’d like to do, but have some challenge in the way of me accomplishing them. I’m also working on a series of posts about photographers who inspire me. I collaborate a lot. Last year I put out a book called Shelter in Place which is a game about zombies that a lot of people assisted in the production of, and this year, I’m working with an amazingly cool team on a card/board game called Velociraptor! Cannibalism!
Recently I’ve felt drawn to do more project that are just about my artwork and my vision, which has led me to start work on a photo-project called Baby Shoes. I’m also working on some Dr. Mercury short fiction, which is fun, but hard, but, again, fun.
I like to answer questions with these posts, just to see what you are curious about and what items I might have left unanswered, so here they are! I hope they are informative.
Question: We’ve seen the recent lovely hair. How does it feel to sport the different hair styles/colors even just for a shoot? -Mainframe
It’s fun! Having pink hair is lots of fun. It’s also lots of upkeep, which is why it isn’t usually permanent because eventually my desire to do other things than maintain my hair take over. Having different hairstyles is crazy-fun though. I am lucky enough to know the owner of The Five Wits, a wig company, who hooks me up with awesome wigs for shoots.
Question: Why are you so great? -Daniel
If I achieve any greatness whatsoever, it is because I am in the company of genius.