“There is no Dana, Only Zuel”, Gatekeepers and Other Fairy Tales

gate·keep·er –  /ˈɡātˌkēpər/ – noun a person or thing that controls access to something.   When I first started learning about the music industry in Pittsburgh there were these odd clips of ideas about Gatekeepers. I sort of felt like Dorothy in Oz, attempting to follow a path that would lead me to these powerful people who held the keys to growth and refused entry to so many. Much like Dorothy, what I stumbled upon...

Hindsight is 2020 – Letters from Lady Jaye

It seems in every generation there is a landmark moment in time. Pearl Harbor, the invention of the world-wide internet, 9/11. Tragedy, war, or what have you, these things changed us as individuals and society. We all live through the experiences, and the ones I listed were from a mostly American perspective, but in 2020 the entire world was changed by something we couldn’t even see. Covid was a curse, but possibly the revolution we...

Symphony of Self Destruction – Letters from Lady Jaye

I had a very different article set to go out today but then things changed. Sometimes things in life point you in a different direction but the end goal is the same. Over the last day I’ve been faced with a few things that led me to reflect on the ways people disconnect from others in ways that they think make sense, but really they step outside of boundaries that they were blind to. I’m...

The Stories We Don’t Tell – Letters from Lady Jaye

I am friends with some amazing people. That’s not an ego trip on my part, I mean that I really look around sometimes at the people I know, the things they create and do and I am really amazed by the talent that surrounds me. I think I sort of hold my own on that level; I’m a professional photographer of various mediums, a writer, now a part of a crew that has a monthly...

We Can’t Always be a Ten, Letters from Lady Jaye

Today sucks. In fact, you know what? The last few weeks, maybe the last couple months have sucked. Not just for me either, it really seems like most of the people I know are going through their own craziness. My normal attitude is gone and in it’s place is a very angry person who is wondering why the sun is out and birds are chirping, even though the opposite being true at 2pm would mean...

Letters From Lady Jaye: A Whole New World

Hello Everyone, This week I’m taking the opportunity of officially announcing something you might already have noticed, our Modeling Division. I consider myself and my company to be a “See a need, fill a need” philosophy. If you recognize that phrase you’re probably a parent from the Robots era, or you’re familiar with Norman Vincent Peale, lol. One thing I’ve been asked as a photographer and a media company owner is if I know professional models...

Letters from Lady Jaye…

Sometimes starting an article can be difficult. Letters from Lady Jaye is going to be a weekly article about the things I see in the scene, advice I’ve been repeatedly asked for, tips and tricks on pushing your page and… basically whatever else comes to mind. As the owner of First Angel Media, a professional photographer and a mom I have about three million things in my brain at any one moment so breaking the...