Day 182 of 365: Airshow Then Dinner

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Airshow then Dinner

Donna and I came to visit her parents for the weekend and arrived just last night. We were given some tickets to the airshow in New Hampshire from Donna's mom. We arrived there at around 9 something to get some seats in the booth that we were V.I.P'd in. It was a pretty rad show, but we both ended up leaving early since we were sleepy and didn't want to get stuck in traffic toward the end of the show. After that we met up with Donna's parents at their house, went to church, and then ate at some Vietnamese restaurant. The day was great.


Day 181 of 365: At Home with Glacier

Friday, June 29, 2012

At Home with Glacier

Just me and the dog. At home.. chillin' out...


Joe Canoza

Joe Canoza

I've known this man for years. It's been awhile since I've seen him and just recently we got in touch. I now work with him as a freelance digital technician at Saks Fifth Avenue and it has been an incredible experience so far. Knowing Joe he's always been the ambitious, unfiltered, party animal. His photographs speak many languages and have a compelling sense of mood and light. He's a medium format photographer. He loves to blow up his images to half wall sizes. Currently he's not showing much of his work. I was lucky enough to photograph a small portion of what he's working on. Can't wait to see the finished product.


Day 180 of 365: Morning Brooklyn

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Morning Brooklyn

I had stayed the night at Joe Canoza's pad since I had work. It was a good morning waking up to a beautiful sunrise. Joe has a pretty sweet spot in Brooklyn which you can oversee a good portion of the city. Hung out in the morning... chilled.. and went to work. That is all.


Day 179 of 365: Streets Before Work

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Streets Before Work

Before heading to work in NYC I had the opportunity to photograph the morning. This is pretty much the only time of the day I have good photographs it seems. It's the best light and it really captures the a person's moment. I'm not sure if I want to make a series out of this, but we will see.


Day 178 of 365: Interviews and Hangouts

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Interviews and Hangouts

There he is everyone. Gus Powell of In-Public looking at my portfolio zines and such. It was a great day to be in New York. I am happy to announce that I will be working for him as an assistant. I'm very much excited about this.


Day 177 of 365: Summer Rains

Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer Rain

That's right people. In the east coast... it rains in the summer. That is all


On the Sidelines

On the Sidelines

During the run at Gay Pride NYC I had initially planned to make a video on how I would photograph the street. Unfortunately (and being the dummy I am) I had accidentally deleted the videos files. I decided to hold off much of the images and saved it for this morning. This is the street side of pride... a style I'm very much familiar with.


Day 176 of 365: Gay Pride Parade NYC

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Gay Pride Parade NYC

This was probably one of the best weekends I've had in awhile all because of my girlfriend taking me to New York for the weekend. To close it out Donna, DJ, and I went to the Gay Pride Parade. It was a lot harder to shoot since I didn't have the access to be inside the action. Other than that there were a few things I saw that was pretty interesting. Though that we didn't stay too long I had a blast. Awesome weekend....


Day 175 of 365: Hello New York

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Hello New York

For the weekend Donna and I decided to hang out with her brother D.J. in Brooklyn, New York. We spent most of our time in Manhattan today, but will be doing other things tonight. I'm blogging early again just for the sake of getting it done before I head out to another adventure in the city. Trust me. This Monday I have a bunch of work I will be gathering up to post so stay tuned. Other than that enjoy!


Day 174 of 365: Getting it Done

Friday, June 22, 2012

Getting it Done

This position has been on repeat for over the last few weeks, trying to find jobs, looking for photographers to work with, and really engaging material on this blog. It's coming along as I am applying to many positions. I may have a lead with Gus Powell as he's a photographer that's part of a group collective In-Public which features some of the best street photographers in the modern age. Hopefully I can work for him as an intern or assistant and get my photography career rollin'. We will see.

By the way. I tried to photograph in New Jersey... got nothin.. Absoluetly nothin...


Day 173 of 365: Flowers (Early Post)

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Note: I will be heading to New Jersey today to photograph one of the last graduations of the season. It's about 3 hours away and won't be home until after the deadline. I decided to do a quick post before heading out. I will be shooting some stuff before work and hopefully post it tonight or tomorrow. Stay tuned.

There was a point of the year I wanted to start photographing dinner table flowers using harsh light. It's eerie and depressing and something I wanted to do in a series somehow. Maybe something I will try to gather up sometime soon. We will see...


Day 172 of 365: Runnin' and Shootin'

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Runnin' and Shootin

I shot the clouds before my graduation gig I had to shoot today, but for the rest of the images I took them while running through a pathway I take when I want to tire out my dog. It was a hot day today. Sweaty, sticky, and downright humid. Oh well.. welcome to the east coast I guess.


Should You Become a Professional Photographer

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Much debate has overcome me as the older generation have experienced great losses in their career. Photography has many disadvantages, but amazing advantages in the aspects of its art and its criticism. Though we can argue the many aspects of the medium should it be something we can see as a career?


Day 171 of 365: Daniel Hand High School Graduation

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Daniel Hand High School Gradutation

Today I acted like a street photographer at a graduation. The energy was different. More calm, cool, and collective. This Canon G12 really works for me.


Day 170 of 365: Bridgeport Central High School

Monday, June 18, 2012

Bridgeport Central High School

Since I now work for GradImages here Connecticut I was hired to do a gig over in Bridgeport Central High School. This was the first time I photographed a younger grads, outside, with a company that has not photographed this high school before. We had no info sheets to go by. Everything had to be improvised. It was a slight disaster, but for the most part we got it done. Like always we make it happen....


Day 169 of 365: Regulars on Father's Day

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Regulars on Fathers Day

Just a regular day with my girlfriend and my dog. Happy Father's day everyone. Shoutout's to all the fathers that are there for the fam. Love you guys...


Day 168 of 365: Portraits in the Complex

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Portraits in the Complex

Today I got the opportunity to photograph my girlfriend with a new outfit she had purchased from Free People. The shoot was pretty fun, but I think I need to be a little bit better on where I choose my locations. I haven't done portraits in awhile, so having the chance to photograph a person (let alone my girlfriend) was refreshing. I used a speedlite for this session. I'm loving it and will be doing more of this stuff in the near future.


Day 167 of 365: Still Life Light

Friday, June 15, 2012

Still Life Light

I decided to break out my speedlite skills and try to imitate morning light. This was a technique that I learned from my professor Chris Hardy for Location Lighting class. Morning light has always been a big thing to me. I love the color, the angle, and the quality it brings. It's intimate, beautiful, and calm. Lovin' it.


Call-and-Response: Theo's Rooftop Apartment

Call-and-Response: Theo's Rooftop Apartment

Theo and Sean were among the only photographers I can see having the same frames as myself. It was weird because the three of us had the same subject matter pointed out when doing runs, but had a completely different approach on capturing it. So.. this is my response photo to Theo.


Day 166 of 365: Bike Crew

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bike Crew

As I did my errands for the day I happened to pass up a small gathering of bikers at some burger joint. I don't know any of these people, but I went ahead and parked my car next to them and asked if I could take their pictures. It was short and sweet. I wanted to see if I still had my charm towards a crew of muscle. Turned out they were rad people. Love it.


Deanna Templeton

Much like her husband Deanna is also a photographer who photographs much of the youth. I've been following her work for a little while and I'm a big fan. As of late her blogs have consisted of band photography and street photography. Sort of the style of photography that I'm very much into. Though that both her and her husband photograph similar subjects Deanna's way of shooting is much different. Sure that the subject matter may be similar, but I can tell that she's looking for something extra in her photos... sort of a poetic, yet, honest approach of what she envisions. About a few years ago she recently had an exhibition titled "Scratch My Name In Your Arm." A series about women who use their bodies as autograph books. Check out her BLOG which is updated at least every few weeks. Below are only samples of her work that I'm liking right now.


Leica Video About Ed Templeton

Hey guys. Check out this video of Ed Templeton. Owner and former skater for the brand Toy Machine he's been quite buzz among photographers in my scene. I've known of him at the age of 13 skating with friends in my hometown. Little did I know that he's also a photographer that had documented much of the youth in the 90's and early 2000's. I love his work and would love to acquire a copy of whatever he has available. I would love to shoot around with him and get a sense of how he shoots through the frame. Some of his work can be found at the Tiny Vices website along with his blog at Toy Machine. Check it out!


Day 165 of 365: In the Moment of Sound

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

In The Moment of Sound

I went back and photographed the forestry complex. There was an area where it had some puddles so I decided to photograph that. Same process, but getting a little closer. I feel like I'm getting back into my fine art roots. By the way... listen to Suis La Lune's album "Riala." One song had me photograph these images... check it here


In Casino, Out of MInd

In Casino, Out of Mind

Hours before heading out to San Francisco for my flight to Connecticut I decided to do a one night only project at the Tachi Palace in Lemoore, Ca. In this project I wanted to take pictures of the casino people in the most candid fashion. It's weird... seeing how lost they can get, so focused on making easy money, sitting there... waiting for the big bucks to come in. The odds are against them, but they continue to stay there waiting for the jackpot to ring. With the Canon G12 I was able to sneak these shots without getting caught. It was pretty depressing since most of these people will continue doing this for the rest of their life.


Day 164 of 365: Crappy Trees

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Crappy Trees

It's a rainy day, the light sucks, and there wasn't much to photograph. I did go to Hartford again to check out this camera store. Before heading there I did some shooting. Didn't get shit... all of it sucked. But then later in the day I walked my dog and started looking into the forestry area of my apartment complex. I thought about Brian Kanagaki (owner of HVMAN DVST and guitarist of Loma Prieta) and how he uses his pictures of leaves, trees, and plain old things to his advantage for his designs. So... I decided to try and attempt that same thing. I think I want to do more of it..


Current Work of Bladimir Munoz

Current Work of Bladimir Munoz

My buddy Blad might kill me for this, but yesterday I got the opportunity to see some of his new work through Skype. Since converting to film his framing, composition, and quality of light has greatly improved. He also gave me a sneak peak on some of his street stuff he's been shooting since owning the Nikon F. It's getting good my friends.


Day 163 of 365: Wild Bill's Nostalgia

Monday, June 11, 2012

Wild Bill's Nostalgia

I happened to find this place by driving around Middletown looking for something to shoot. This is Wild Bill's Nostalgia. This is his haunted house that's being worked on by Chuck (guy in the middle). Somehow I had an idea of photographing this installation on the works. I will be going back shooting and compiling more material in support of this Funhouse they are currently building. For now... Check out the small details...


Vlog #45: Update on What's Been Happenin'


Day 162 of 365: Runs Before Headin' Home

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Runs Before Headin' Home

Got a new haircut today. Nothing really crazy happened other than the new buzz. Hanging with the girl, chillin' out, and arrived home in Middletown. Great weekend with great friends and family.


Day 161 of 365: Gay Pride Parade Boston

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Gay Pride Parade Boston

Today was interesting. Refreshing from all the landscape, still life, morning light photography I've been doing for the past few days. It's been a minute since I've seen some action happen and what better way to see it through a community gathering round to represent their pride. Boston's Gay Pride Parade was pretty damn electric. I'm liking the feel of the community... very much together with what they do. I don't know what else to say other than giving props to the Gay Community really doing it up. You guys rocked it!


Day 160 of 365: Lowell, Massachusetts

Friday, June 8, 2012

Lowell, Massachusetts

We just arrived here in Lowell, Massachusetts and we're ready just to kick it and hang out. Donna and I might be going to a Gay Pride Parade tomorrow so expect some good coverage from there. Until then this is what I bring to you... my dog and house we are staying at... her moms.


Day 159 of 365: Walking the Dog and Hangin Outside

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Walking The Dog and Hangin Outside

Not really much happened today. Walked the dog, ate with my girlfriend, hung around with her friend Erica... that's pretty much it.


10 Reasons Why You Should Do a 365 Project


It's June and already I've been through many changes over these past six months. Since starting this project I'm certain that photography is not only a passion, but an obsession. I cannot leave the house without a camera whether it'd be my point and shoots, rangefinders, or DSLR's. The idea that I could capture SOMETHING keeps me motivated. So.. why should anyone try to attempt a 365 project? Here are my 10 reasons.


Day 158 of 365: Middletown Light

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Middletown Light

This morning I was walking my dog/son Glacier around the apartment complex and happened to see this quality of light illuminating on the trees and buildings. There was something about this light that intrigued so I immediately went back into the apartment, grabbed my camera, and shot around. I'm very satisfied with my results.


Day 157 of 365: Hartford, CT Run

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hartford, CT Run

For being the state capitol it's pretty small from what I've observed. It was so weird since it was empty till noon and that's when all the people started to hang out. I didn't get anything interesting. Just got some landscapes of the city. I probably caught a bad day. Oh well...


Day 156 of 365: Making Runs in a Small Town

Monday, June 4, 2012

Making Runs in a Small Town

My truck got shipped here from California so it's a little easier to go out and shoot. I prefer to walk to be honest, but for now driving is the only solution to my photographic needs. This town doesn't have much action so I have some adjusting to do. Though there are lots of landscapes, colors, and historical buildings I am more into photographing people. Today I decided to bring my DSLR and photograph some errands I did. Tomorrow I will be in Hartford so hopefully more action will be present there.


Vlog #44: Middletown, Connecticut


Day 155 of 365: Sunshine

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Today was the last day Donna and I had hung out with her family and family friends in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Just yesterday Donna and I had packed up and headed there. It was nice transition from the long flight I had from California. Very chill and relaxed. Ate a little bit, drank the coffee, had some snack... and now back in Middletown doin' it up with the girl.


Day 154 of 365: In Rhode Island

Saturday, June 2, 2012

In Rhode Island

With my girl. That is all...


Day 153 of 365: Depart to Hartford

Friday, June 1, 2012

Depart to Hartford

As I sit here in Denver, Colorado waiting for my final flight to Hartford, Connecticut I'm feeling fatigued, weird, and gross. I've always felt uncomfortable flying to places. I'm not scared to fly, but I'm always cranky and uncomfortable. Sitting in a plane for a good amount of hours just doesn't do it for me. I know I'm complaining, but that's how I feel.