August 26, 2017 by Blask Photography Uncategorized 0

Introductions

Hi, I am Jim Blask, the founder of Blask Media. Photography has been a passion of mine for most of my life. I remember being a kid in the late eighties and early nineties,  going to Ritz Camera in the mall with my parents. I loved looking at all the cameras, I knew then I would be a photographer one day. I would day dream of being a photo journalist. When I was in high school, my favorite class was photography. There was something beautiful about shooting and developing your own photos in a darkroom. In my mind, I would become the next Ansel Adams. Well life happens and dreams get put on hold and sometimes forgotten. I moved into my own apartment senior year of high school, which was rough on me. Then 9/11 happened and the world changed. Like many others, I felt a call to duty. I joined the United States Marine Corps and became a jet engine mechanic. I would get married shortly after and have a child together. She was our miracle baby, she was the one that finally made it.  After I got out of the service, life would change once again. I would […]

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August 26, 2017 by Blask Photography Stuff, Uncategorized 0

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Jay Maisel

My family recently had the opportunity to visit The Midwest Railway Preservation Society. Ever since I can remember, my father has had a passion for trains like no other. The basement had a train set from when he grew up in the 1950’s and 60’s. He would drag us to train museums as kids. At the time I felt like it was dragging, I never shared his passion. I honestly dreaded the thought of the mere sight of another train. I am now In my mid 30’s and have successfully stayed away from trains since I was a teenager. A couple months ago my father said there was an open house for the Midwest Railway Preservation Society. He asked if I would like to go along with him. At first I started to cringe, but then the light bulb turned on. With having a passion for photography, I thought this would be a nice opportunity for me. So I agreed to go and see things from my perspective this time. I am really glad I did, for once I was able to enjoy my time looking at trains. I found a way to incorporate my passion with my father’s. Part of […]

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