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Botanical Studies - The Beginning

Botanical Studies - The Beginning

As a kid, I spend my summers in Maine and Canada canoe-tripping through some of the most pristine lands in North America, but the forests that lined those rivers and lakes appeared as nothing but a green wall to me. It was all a giant beautiful mess of life that I could never piece apart or understand. So in the past 2 years, when I began paying closer attention to the plants I found around me here in Western North Carolina and the ones I've cultivated in my garden, that green wall began to disappear.

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Dr. Charles Quarles - Our State Magazine

Dr. Charles Quarles - Our State Magazine

When I first entered the home of Dr. Charles Quarles in Forest City, NC it was rather unassuming. From the outside it was just another ordinary ranch style home on a long suburban street. The first floor was carefully decorated with antique furniture, landscape paintings are hung on the wall and I could hear I Love Lucy playing on the TV in the kitchen. Then Mr. Quarles invited me downstairs and things quickly become out of the ordinary.

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The Funk Collective

The Funk Collective

The first inaugural Funk Collective, a gathering of independent breweries was held last night at Birds Fly South Ale Project in Greenville, SC.

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Beer City Festival 2017

Beer City Festival 2017

Beer City Festival 2017 in Asheville, NC

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A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table

Metaphorically, the tables were set months ago as chef John Fleer began to dream up what would become A Seat at the Table. This inaugural event was held on the evening of May 9 at Fleer’s The Rhu and Rhubarb. The event was invite-only and sold out weeks in advance.

Photos by Jack Sorokin & Story by Brook van der Linde

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Live Music Sessions - Sneezy

Over the past couple months i've been working on quite a few live sessions with musicians in Asheville. Most of them are still in the process of being edited, so check back at the blog for more to come.  In the meantime, here is a quick one-shot I did yesterday with the band Sneezy.

Brett O'Connor aka "Boc Sneezy" (Vocals,)
Jack Holland aka "Jucy" (Vocals, Guitar)
Ben Paulson aka "Dr. Baby Beats" (Drums and Keys)

Video by Jack Sorokin & Sam Shumate
Swannanoa, NC
4/15/17

Inkwell Press / Productivity Paradox

Inkwell Press / Productivity Paradox

Inkwell Press is an Asheville, NC based company that creates beautiful organizational products to help its customers feel empowered, prepared, and successful. I worked with Inkwell Press back in the summer of 2016 to produce a commercial video for their product release at the time (video below). Reccently they hired me again to shoot portraiture for their latest project a podcast called "Productivity Paradox".

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Couple's Portrait Shoot

Couple's Portrait Shoot

Leslie and Mondo came down to Asheville from Baltimore for a weekend vacation and while here hired me for a little portrait session downtown.

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Photography Award - Shoot the Frame

Photography Award - Shoot the Frame

I am honored to have been selected as a finalist in the January 2017 Shoot The Frame contest.

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Photography Award - Shoot The Frame

Photography Award - Shoot The Frame

I am honored to have been selected as a finalist in the October 2016 Shoot The Frame contest. Shoot The Frame is an international monthly photography contest created in 2011 focusing on the three categories of people, landscapes, and wildlife.

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Mountain Xpress Newspaper Article

I was super excited to see my image in the Mountain Xpress, an Asheville, NC based newspaper yesterday!  The photograph is of world class aerial and pole artist Waverley Jones in her new aerial arts studio Empyrean Arts in Asheville. My good friend and talented writer, Eliza Stokes wrote the article. Can't wait to collaborate with Eliza on more projects in the future. 

My Desk For The Next Week

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Yesterday I drove the 1150 miles from Austin, TX to Asheville, NC. Today I am sitting on my friend Ben's porch in Asheville, journaling and working on my laptop as a midday rainstorm coming rolling through the Blue Ridge Mountains. I'll be here for the next week, and already I don't want to leave.