31 Projects of 2013

This December, I made a list of the 31 projects (some large, some small) that I managed to do this year. Sure, I could boil them down to “Photography and Writing” but it’s nice to spread them out, to look at the big and the small, and, right before throwing myself into the big and the new, celebrate what I managed to accomplish this year.

At the end of 2013 I have a board game in stores, a new book written, and a huge new catalog of clippings from shooting for Philadelphia Weekly. This year I’ve managed to make freelance work really happen for me, and support myself doing the things I love most in the world.

31 Projects of 2013:

Velociraptor! Cannibalism!  Based on a crude understanding of natural selection, Velociraptor! Cannibalism! puts you in the role of a young, eager, and bright-eyed heartless killer. As a velociraptor, you must find prey, survive environmental disaster, mutate, and steal the bodies of your enemies.

Velociraptor! Cannibalism!
Based on a crude understanding of natural selection, Velociraptor! Cannibalism! puts you in the role of a young, eager, and bright-eyed heartless killer. As a velociraptor, you must find prey, survive environmental disaster, mutate, and steal the bodies of your enemies.

1. Shipping Velociraptor! Cannibalism! https://jrblackwell.com/2013/05/11/velociraptor-cannibalism-2/

2. A Boy Named Sous: https://jrblackwell.com/2013/10/18/sous-part-1/

3. Crystal and Susan’s Wedding: https://jrblackwell.com/2013/10/17/congratulations-crystal-and-susan/

4. Eating (and photographing) historical prison food: https://jrblackwell.com/2013/06/20/and-then-we-went-to-prison/

5. Editing the giant robot RPG, Tears of a Machine: https://jrblackwell.com/2013/07/27/next-project-tears-of-a-machine/

6. Photographing Joanna and Graham’s wedding: https://jrblackwell.com/2013/10/24/congratulations-joanna-and-graham/

7. Photographing a selection of shows from the Fringe Festival: https://jrblackwell.com/2013/09/23/fringe-photos/

8. MIA Festival: https://jrblackwell.com/2013/10/22/mla-fest/

9. Fringe Festival Photography https://jrblackwell.com/2013/09/23/fringe-photos/

Lighsabers are the perfect accessory for a groom.  Holly and Steve's Wedding

Lighsabers are the perfect accessory for a groom.
Holly and Steve’s Wedding

10. Holly and Steve’s Wedding (I photographed it when I had walking pneumonia) https://jrblackwell.com/2013/11/05/congratulations-holly-and-steve/

11. Dita Von Teese: https://jrblackwell.com/2013/10/28/dita-von-teese/

12. Marybeth and Paul’s Wedding: https://jrblackwell.com/2013/10/29/marybeth-and-paul/

13. Essay: Real Women Have Curves: https://jrblackwell.com/2013/01/21/real-women-have-curves/

14. Curio Theater’s Equus: https://jrblackwell.com/2013/02/04/curio-dress-rehersal/

15. Powder Her Face (Summer Guide Cover): https://jrblackwell.com/2013/06/11/powder-her-face/

Hip Hop Fundamentals:  Photo Essay for Philadelphia Weekly

Hip Hop Fundamentals:
Photo Essay for Philadelphia Weekly

16. Chikara Wrestlers: link»

17. Photo Essay: Hip Hop Fundamentals: link»

18. Essay: You Are Beautiful Now: https://jrblackwell.com/2013/08/21/you-are-beautiful-now/ (Audio Version: https://jrblackwell.com/2013/08/29/audio-you-are-beautiful-now/)

19. Photographing the 87’ers: link»

20. Essay: You Are Not A Writer: link»

Dracula's Ball at Shampoo Nightclub

Dracula’s Ball at Shampoo Nightclub

21. Dracula’s Ball: link»

22. Projects of 2013: Launching “The Lost”: link»

23. Photographing the great minds behind the Black Star Film Festival: https://jrblackwell.com/2013/08/02/new-cover-black-star-film-festival/

24. The Ministry Initiative RPG: https://jrblackwell.com/games/the-ministry/

25. Food Photography: link»

26. The Kickstarter First Aid Series: https://jrblackwell.com/2013/12/02/kickstarter-first-aid-diagnosis/

Kal-El yesterday, at cuddle-time.

Kal-El yesterday, at cuddle-time.

27. Finding a home for Kal-El the Kitten: link»

28. “Portrait of a City: 24 Hours In Philadelphia” I stayed awake to document the city. link»

29. “Heroine” My photo project creating the art for the fantastic RPG: link»

30. Snow Day: https://jrblackwell.com/2013/12/08/snow-day-2/

31. “Court/Ship” my Fate Core supplement and photoshoot: link»

Below is a selection of photos from the above projects.

Click on any photo in the gallery to make it larger.

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