Hello, my name is Mr. Phil Hovey.
I am many things….but most of all, I am a creator.
One might say I am destined to create in anything I do…never content with staying idle, I seek opportunities to make something out of nothing….or to modify what is in front of me.
Many years ago, I ran a blog called “Find Your Light”..where I talked about the inspirational facets of the photography world. The blog took on a few iterations before I felt completely satisfied with its output.
Once I began my journey into the world of hair cutting as a barber, Find Your Light felt too strictly photo related….yet starting a secondary hair blog felt contrived.
Many people run super successful singled ended blogs. I however, cannot be single ended. I am multi faceted….so it is my hope that this new site will bring about a free and fluid manner of expression from me…to you.
My work as a barber-stylist takes place at Hair Forever in Milford CT. I grew up in this salon, from the time I was in middle school to my early 30s, my hair was cut by Hair Forever owner Bette Scott. She now has taken in me in as one of her team members. I couldn’t be happier there.
As a photographer, I work everywhere…the world is my studio…and from time to time I set up within 4 physical walls to bring to life my special kind of studio magic.
Those are details about myself that you all may know. I am always up to creating something with hair or photography.
Yet, what you may not know is that deep down inside….I’m pretty introverted and despite the bold ways you are accustomed to….I enjoy taking time to myself and planning almost every concept…pen to paper, thought to theory…I do so much behind the scenes work prior to launching a new plan.
For so long…I tried to keep separate my barber and photography careers. It seemed like a good idea at the time…yet, the two worlds are greatly intertwined for me. Photography lead me into hair cutting…and now hair cutting features much of my photography. So this new site is a welcomed change where I can seamlessly blend those worlds together into a perfect storm…mixing together all my creativity.
Well, here we are at the end of my first entry…and I guess I have said a lot without really saying much about myself. Keep posted, as in the days to come…I’ll add some new thoughts for you…and maybe even some new photos.
This is Mr Phil signing off,