The Grind

There is no greater power than the power of an image, and to be able to wield that power and make a living with it is truly a blessing. I want to share that power with those interested in learning more about it. So, starting in January of 2018, I will begin holding workshops…

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Jared ShumateWork, Learn, Film, Photogrpahy

I feel like my vision of life and myself is more clear now than it ever was before, and I can't help but feel like Oliver has contributed to this renewed image of who I am. It's almost like he pulled me back down to earth so that I could look back up to the stars with this new vision, this fresh mind, and see a more captivating picture of what this can all be. 

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An open letter to my son, Oliver Cole

Your mother has gone to visit with her sister, your aunt Kaitlin, before she leaves back out for California tomorrow. She felt bad about leaving us here alone for an hour or so, and that's how I know her heart is filled with you and me. When you're old enough to read this, I just want you to understand that a love like that is rare.

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Jared ShumatePersonal, family, Life
The Gate

I finished season two of Stranger Things last night, on my one year anniversary with Rebecca. Needless to say, it was an emotional day for me. I just have to write some stuff out of my head before it starts cracking the container...

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Homey Sensations

Change. It’s consistent and it’s inevitable. It pushes us, pulls us, lifts us and drops us into new places, new situations and sometimes, deep uncharted waters – but isn't that what it's all about? Surrendering to the enigmatic flow of the universe and the unseen forces of this world isn’t an easy thing to do, maybe. But from my personal experience, once it’s been done, you’ll find that it’s the only way to get by.

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An Immediate Left in Raleigh

Picture this. It’s late evening in a small Hospital waiting room in Raleigh, North Carolina. The room is pretty full – full of many different characters... A large security guard steps out from behind the front desk and asks for everyone, in an aggravated tone to “Keep quiet and keep it down.” Followed by a sigh and a forced, “Please.”

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Jared ShumatePersonal, Life, Funny, Moments
Public Safety Announcement

The gang and I, we’re about to make another movie. It’s going to be a Horror/Comedy titled, “Last Night Out”, and I’m looking forward to this one let me tell ya. It’s been a long time coming I think, and it’ll be good to get the juice out of this one. I know, that probably came off a little nasty. It’s okay. That was intended. Stay with me here...

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