Creatively Blind - Jin N Tonic
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Join:31 Jul 2010
Last:15 May 2014

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About Me

Current Project Update
I'm currently in the post-production phase of a tattoo photo/video series called "Pieces and Poses". I've shot several episodes and now I'm editing and building a website for them. Look for "Pieces and Poses" in Q1 of 2014.

Checkout this Motion Portrait/Music Video

Checkout this Behind the Scenes Video

I'm here to expand my professional network, flex my creative muscle, and to have FUN!


My name is CJ, but some people just call me "Siege". I'm the Digital Media Director for All American EFX sports nutrition, and the owner of Creatively Blind a small marketing production studio that emphasizes quality over quantity. Blind provides marketing solutions for businesses, large and small.

I picked up my first SLR when I was 13, and photography has been an interest ever since. I'm really a videographer at heart, I received my training at an NBC affiliate in Missouri. I've worked professionally in television/video since 1997; however, it wasn't until a few years ago that my professional horizons expanded into photography.

I'm a big believer in using artificial light and adding artificial light to natural light, that probably stems from YEARS doing product shots. During a shoot, I spend much more time lighting and prepping the shot than I do actually shooting it.

Since I spend a lot of time working in the fitness industry, most of my experience is shooting fitness, sports, and physique pictures. I also have a lot of experience with, and enjoy, non-nude glamour photography.

I totally understand if you want to bring a chaperone/escort, there are a LOT of creepy dudes with cameras out there, and you need to be cautious. However, if you bring someone, I will put them to work.

Also, PLEASE don't cancel on me at the last minute. I'll understand if you need to cancel or reschedule, but please give me a day notice.

I'm much more of a technical photographer than an artistic one. That's not to say that I'm not creative, I just prefer crisp technically sound photos over artsy fartsy overly photoshopped photos. I always have a few shoot concepts in the back of my mind, but I'd really like to work with you to figure out what we can create together. I like to have a game plan for shoots, so we can get the most out of our time together. That way we can focus on getting that great one-in-a-million shot, and not waste time trying to figure out what the next setup will be. Lastly, I'm fun... you'd better be too!

I live and work in Bakersfield, CA, but I travel all over the country for trade shows and shoots. I'm in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and CA Central Coast quite a bit. I AM willing to travel for shoots, ESPECIALLY for unique shots/models/locations.


All American EFX (sports nutrition company)
Gold's Gym in Venice, CA, (the "Mecca" of bodybuilding)
Fitness Inked (online magazine)
Planet Muscle (magazine)