I took a few self portrait photographs a month ago. It’s an interesting experience to shoot photographs of yourself. I turned on a funny youtube video to help me get realistic and fun reactions of myself.
In the edited photo with the bokeh lights, I actually shot the lights separately. I’m hoping to release those files as a package for use sometime soon!
Walking around the office, I happened to notice someone wearing an old well-worn pair of converses. These shoes have so much personality! I had to capture them in black and white as well!
I caught this shot downtown while spending the day with family. I love how the reds play with the greens in the background. Color pairing is an important part of color photography. Noticing how colors interconnect and play off of each other is a crucial part of the composition process.
I love taking photos around town. There’s a particular section of the tracks that just has this beautiful red dirt color that mixes into the rocks along the tracks.
*Note: I take extra precautions when shooting on tracks. I never shoot near curves where a train could round unexpectedly and I always shoot near a crossing with an extra person on lookout for trains.
There seemed to be a delivery driver on this day who kept making it into my shot. I managed to catch him as he made his way down the sidewalk back to his truck to grab another load of packages for delivery. There is such a solitude in this shot, I felt compelled to edit and share it.
In downtown Pensacola sits and old movie theatre called “The Rex”. Built in 1922 as the Rhodes Futch Collins Furniture Company, it became a theatre in 1937 and closed in 1977 as new competitive theaters moved into the area.
It still stands in the downtown area, where it is now used as a church on Sundays.
A throwback to the past before gallery night in downtown Pensacola. Seeing this retro purple vehicle roll through downtown looks like a scene from the late 50’s… (if it wasn’t for the cell-phone wielding driver, ha ha).
VInyl Music Hall is a popular venue for bands old and new in downtown Pensacola, FL. I grabbed this snapshot recently while scouting for a B-roll video shoot. Sometimes the best photos come from shooting from a perspective that not many people get to see from.
One of my favorite places to hiking and clear my head. This is the Edward Ball Nature Trail on the campus of the University of West Florida. A short boardwalk that has entrances to larger dirt path trails stretching out along the Blackwater river like the legs of an enormous spider.
Often, I get a chance to shoot events with friends who are excellent photographers. Sometimes I catch a glimpse of these artistic and talented folks in action. David Blum is one of those poeple.
These are some of the best people I’ve ever worked with. Creative minds in a storm together casting great ideas into the crashing waves and waiting for the day they can reel in the spoils. There’s heart and soul here, and I hope these moments capture some of how special it all is to me.
I love the light and the way it plays in this photograph. We visited the area of Cade’s Cove in January 2018. While there we were able to visit the buildings across the park. This cabin in particular was a festival of light as it peered through the window illuminating the wooden interior.
Gatlinburg, 2018. Hours before check-in out our hotel we were greeted with a beautiful winter snowfall. The mountains and the rivers were covered in a beautiful white icing of frozen glory.
The sun peaks through the trees on a late summer afternoon in Pensacola, FL bathing Governors Gate Apartments in beautiful warm hues.