Weekend Warrior?...

Cheers to the weekend… I think for the first time since I served in the military this past weekend really felt as if I was a weekend warrior. You know the kind of person who works Monday through Friday and Saturday/Sunday are meant for doing things that you find value in other than your job or anything else you may or may not be doing during the week. The weekend seems to lend you the ability to do more, more of what you love, more of what you have a passion for. Cheers to the weekend…

It was south of Tucson for the exploration this weekend. I had extremely loosely planned a weekend in Patagonia Arizona. I honestly just wanted to get away from noise, and signal from most of the world, while explore the southern border and find a place to camp for the future. I didn’t really think of how many photos I was going to take (in hindsight I wish I had taken much much more.) Or even what I would find. My vision of Patagonia was something vast and somber, but Patagonia was true to be vast, but quite the opposite of somber but radiant. To the case that I found the serenity, beauty, and openness of the area to be extremely appealing. I felt as if I vibrated alongside everything that surrounded me. Maybe this was the unconscious relation to where I’m from in Kentucky. The ultimate small town vibe as they might call it today. It seemed glorious in every fashion, and I got to spend my time there with someone I cherish and love very much. I’ve been super inspired by this weekend getaway. Coming back into the real world seems dreamlike, but my arms are open for life. 

Like I mentioned I wish I had took more photos…Alicia and I did shoot a few looks in the landscape of Patagonia but I’ll release those at a later date. These photos were took with my Fujifilm X100, a camera that I love to shoot with but quite frankly it gets on my damn nerves. It shoots like a 35mm rangefinder and it is so slow at focusing and taking the photo that it wills me to slow down and get a decent shot. Alicia thought it would be great to take some photos of me in the shower(she was just playing around) but I really liked the photos so I added a couple by her. The rest are just a few favorites upon some that I took. 

Hope you Enjoyed reading this and Enjoy these photos :)

The First Post

The First Post….

This is an anxious moment for me. Why, you might ask? Because I am embarking on something new with the way I work, and the way I present not only my work, but my ideas, along with any and everything else I see fit.. What is my work you may ask again? Well, it is everything that I will reveal here in my blog and on this website so I hope anyone that is paying attention here can enjoy. 

Let’s start with the beginning and I shall keep it reasonably short. 1986 was the year that birthed me so call me an 80s baby :) and I was raised in Kentucky of all places. Didn’t leave until i was in my early 20s. The only way I felt that I could get out the state comfortably was by joining the military, and I did just that. 6 years in the Navy as a Seabee and no looking back. I was surprisingly, stationed in San Diego California, where I discovered photography by accident. This tool into art quickly consumed my every thought, and after a few years of service to photography we stand here….still the passion remains.

Now that the info is over let’s get down to this year…..(I’m very sure that I will share more things, but for now, minimal.)

Currently, what in the world does adventure look like and how does that feel? I think as a mostly single father every turning point feels like a new start in a direction unkept and likely to be predicted uncertain. Well, maybe just a mostly single father that aspires to be somewhat of a working artist that can live within not only my own needs but alongside the loved ones that surround me now and in the future. So I guess you could say my plans for this year is to be and do everything for the better person of myself.  

Initially I was going to have a “Portraits” section on this website but I felt like that was fulfilling enough. I still just like the idea of letting people see a way into how I work while still maintaining somewhat of a subtle realization of what really is…. or is not. This shoot with Taylor was one of my firsts this year, and it was initiated by wanting to have Taylor the first on my portraits page. Well now there is no portraits page, haha!

I probably go thrifting  a couple of handfuls per month so when I met Taylor, I knew we had to shoot a few looks. So i literally just went in the closet and put some ideas together. Experimentation naturally is so favorable and for the most part I try to shoot portraits and some editorials planning the absolute least. I enjoy having a huge straight forward box to create in. I like for ideas, objects, subject, etc to come into vision naturally and flowing. Or I guess I could say I just have to vibe with it. 

So that kinda wraps it up for the blog post. Hope I didn’t bore you but maybe inspired an idea or a question, or a memory, or a laugh, or some kind of feeling that we can roll with.