Not Just Photography Anymore

Happy Monday everyone, I missed writing my blog post last week. Sorry to all who consistently keep up with my happenings, but last week was an ultra busy week. This week I wanted to officially announce my 50% ownership in 77 Design Co! Along with Drakulic Photography LLC, I will also be helping my partner, Rob Hoffman, run the day to day operations for 77 Design Co. Its an exciting new chapter for both of us, and our #1 goal is to help small (or large) businesses better succeed in marketing themselves, and getting their company’s visual message out to the world. All of the things we can offer help with include: photography/videography/aerial logo and graphic design web design blog writing/research TV commercials all print marketing materials (flyers, business cards, brochures, signage etc) mailers managing social media accounts and SEO help setting up review platforms consulting We also love to utilize our expertise with a variety of visual arts to create images that attract more customers to our clients’ businesses. Whether its a photograph, video clip, or an attractive design image, an eye catching picture leaves a huge psychological impression on the audience viewing a business’s materials. The written word can be powerful, but the well written word accompanied with attractive images get you noticed much more. I’ll continue the Drakulic Photography LLC blog as consistently as possible but will also be regularly promoting our new sister company…77 Design Co! Even though I will be diligently working behind the scenes on the 77 Design Co stuff over the next several months, my heart will still always be with photography...

Continuous Personal Project

Hola Amigos, This week I wanted to follow up a little on last weeks blog, Why I Do What I Do. Last week I discussed how I got started, what led me to photography, and why I do it. This week, I’ll discuss 1 personal project that I’ve been working on for years. Doors is a project that I’ve been quietly working on in the background for many years, probably over 6 or 7 years now. This is a project where I’ve been accumulating symmetrical deadpan photos of random doors from all over the country. These door photographs range from dilapidated abandoned home doors, to elaborately ornate church doors and everything in between. There are commercial building doors, multi-million dollar mansion doors, interior doors, garages, historic American buildings, decorative gate doors and many more. Pretty much any door that catches my eye with a splash of color or intricacy I add to the project. In this body of work, I’d have to say that so far I’ve captured close to 1000 differing doors from all over the country. There are doors from a variety of different states. Washington, Oregon, Maine, Massachusetts, Louisiana, and Florida are just some of the 25 or so states that I’ve snapped door photos from. A lot of these doors are also adorned with different holiday decorations and almost every holiday season is represented in this project too. Once I decide I’ve got enough photos, the goal is to layer and laminate a large door sized color corrected archival print onto a real door for exhibition display. Each door image will be wallet sized on the print...

The Weekly Blog-Why I Do What I Do

Hello fellow humans! This weeks blog is a bit personal and quite frankly, the very reasons HOW and WHY I got into photography and decided to make a career of it. Years ago, when I was just a young pup at the ripe age of 21, I began my adult life by obtaining a CDL and driving a truck over the road. At the time, this seemed like the thing to do as I had never attended college and wasn’t fully aware of where I was heading in life. I also figured this would be a good way to keep me from spending too much time in bars or clubs with my friends (because, come on…I was 21!) During my escapades on the road, I always carried a disposable 35 mm camera with me in hopes to photographically document my travels. Yes, for any younglings reading, this was before cell phones and cell phone cameras. Driving a truck is really what led me into photography as weird as that sounds, but I’ll explain. As I got to see the country for the first time through a 21 year olds eyes, I traveled throughout all 48 states and also Canada and Mexico. At first this was fun, and believe me I met some interesting characters along the way! I was also at Clint Eastwoods’ house in Carmel, California! The other driver I was with was good friends with him and wanted to introduce me to him during our time off…unfortunately, Clint was away in Australia at the time 🙁  Anyhow, as I travelled I took photographs…lots of them. When I would...
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