James Snyder a.k.a. Suburban Carp Pimp is a dynamic human being. While his fly-fishing exploits (and various other adventures) are no longer portrayed to the world via the now defunct Primal Fly blog, there are good reasons. Foremost, he just couldn’t hang with yours truly without high holing every fishery we shared now has a wife and two excellent young boys, and matured in-kind. Further, while he enjoys hearty cuisine and is a well-organized party feast planner and host, he leaned too heavily on others to choose the vintages, properly season the fare, and conjure up the sauces. All while inquiring as to who might be willing to change some diapers.
Add to that, he likes to snap photos. Lots of photos. He has interviewed numerous physicians about the possibility of having a Nikon D300 surgically grafted to his hands.
For Mr. Snyder, taking up photography was like taking up Formula One racing; spend like there is no tomorrow hoping to find the edge, and then move exceedingly fast. He had his camera(s) in tow during a past angling outing, but the casual observer could tell the environment just didn’t suit him. And the space is extraordinarily crowded, to the chagrin of every person with the power to distribute industry “pro forms”. Wedding photography perhaps? The Snyders eloped.
“How about still lifes, like of food and drink. I like food and drink,” quizzed James.
“Not playing prep chef Snyder. And your boxed wine ain’t winning any medals,” I retorted.
James mulled his fine art future, and then chose wildlife as his subject. Only it’s not the kind you’ll find examples of running down prey on the African plains before being stuck in a zoo, but the type simply trying to pummel another into submission (or unconsciousness). Still however, in a cage.
The niche is mixed martial arts, both portrait and in the ring. Your informant has seen Mr. Snyder in action, and he can assure you all that the man is stirring up some very fine product. But don’t take his word for it – check out the work for yourself over at the newly formed Hoodlum Photography Facebook page.
MG signing off (because an old dog can learn new tricks)