Day 213 of 365: Working on my Car

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Working on my Car

I'm not a big fan of driving anymore. There's so much maintenance involved that it can drain your pockets dry. Today I had to change my car battery. Here is a small list of what went wrong during the process:

1. The bolts were stripped
2. The tools I used and bought didn't work
3. Had to pay for a battery that was $90 dollars
4. Had to have one of the people working construction in the complex to help me out
5. The bolts were rotten and beat up
6. Had to drive to firestone to get new bolts
7. The bolts I have now are huge.

Remember kids... if you own a car.. take care of it. Don't be like me. I'm an idiot for not doing it the right way.


Day 212 of 365: Night Time in the Complex

Monday, July 30, 2012

Night Time in the Complex

The night time is a place I used to be familiar with when I was younger. I don't really shoot at night anymore, but something about it can be quite creepy and yet beautiful at the same time. I will probably do more of these types of photos later on, but we will see.


Bueno Power Music Hour


Lately I've been getting inspired to listen to bands that help create a vision for my work. As a former musician I still try to keep up with some of the music out there. Lately most of it still lacks the artistic atmosphere bands from the earlier years had. I still look just in case and do come across some fine work, but it doesn't compare to the music I used listen to. So.. what are some of those bands? Read below and find out.


Day 211 of 365: ...Before Home

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Before Home

Just got home from Massachusetts. Hung out with Kase Long, ate, caught up, hung around the house for a bit, and then just drove back to Connecticut. Pretty random day.


Day 210 of 365: Lowell Folk Festival

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Lowell Folk Festival

Well... the Lowell Folk Festival was pretty cool until the rain started setting in. I was soaking wet, but was able to get some descent shots. I wanted to focus more on the people rather than the festival itself. This was a good opportunity to do some flash work and I haven't done much of it since I moved here. There were a good amount of people there, the action was pretty good and I was in rhythm with everything. Not bad.. not a bad day.


Day 209 of 365: The Weekend Starts

Friday, July 27, 2012

Let's Start the Weekend

This weekend my girlfriend and I decided to head to Massachusetts. The Lowell Folk Festival is happening now and here are some of the images that will kick off this blog for the next few days. I'm pretty stoked on this. Lots of action hanging around the center of the town so I hope to get some good shots! Let's do this...


Day 208 of 365: Broken Tree Part Deux

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Broken Tree Part Deux

There are many interesting things you can find just in your backyard. Today I felt inspired to do a more structured like piece. Back inside the forestry section of the complex I went ahead and photographed another tree that was destroyed from the recent storms we had here in Middletown. I looked a little deeper in the tree and the area surrounding it and found some interesting spider webs. The light was just right. I think the photos came out pretty cool.


Day 207 of 365: Refreshed

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Today wasn't very eventful, but for some reason the mood was just right. I headed to New Haven in the morning to do some deposit stuff. Toward the drive there, from my parked car, and my small walk to the bank I was able to get a couple of good snaps in-between. When I arrived back home my girlfriend had decided to come home from work early. We went to the pool and took a couple of small snaps. Though that nothing happened the light today was just beautiful all around. I'm satisfied.


D/A Doom Crew x Summer Collection x Badd Habits "Killing Myself for Fun"

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

D/A Fall Collections

Hey everyone. Bay area catz of Dark Arts Doom Crew just recently got some things coming up in their online store. On the 30th of this month Dark Arts Doom Crew will be releasing their summer clothing line and looks pretty legit. Not only that John of Badd Habits had just recently release his Zine "Killing Myself For Fun." Check it out!


Badd Habits


Day 206 of 365: Devil's Gear X Mitch Dubey

Devils Gear x Mitch Dubey

I tried to be a bit more productive today by going to Mitch Dubey's bike shop he used to work at. If you guys don't know about Mitch Dubey he was a straight edge, vegan, bike enthusiast who was murdered last year in his own apartment. Though that I didn't know him I wanted to show some respects to a man who was a big part of the scene for so long. I did the best I could to something meaningful, but I don't know if I succeeded. Well.. to you Mitch.. I don't know you personally, but hey... I'm sure you were a great man.


Day 205 of 365: Looking for It

Monday, July 23, 2012

Looking for It

I drove to Wesleyan University just to see if there was anything interesting to photograph there. Turns out nothing was happening. I was really looking for it today, but I managed to fail at that. There were a couple of places that I saw that were sort of cool, but it didn't interest me in the moment. I may have something on the works tomorrow, but we will see. I'm just getting tired of shooting the same stuff.


Day 204 of 365: ...And There's Sunday

Sunday, July 22, 2012

...And There's Sunday

Today my girlfriend and I just did some errands and hung out. Wasn't much to do. I did go to Guitar Center to pick up some guitar strings for a classical guitar that hasn't been strung for a good amount of years. It plays well and fell sounds great. Yup... happy Sunday.


Day 203 of 365: Enjoying the Day

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Enjoyin the Day

Didn't do much. Just hung out with my girlriend, watched Who's Line Is It Anyway?, and ate a bunch of food. I didn't have much motivation to do anything. A really lazy Saturday.


What's in my Bag

Friday, July 20, 2012


If you guys are wondering what I've been packing lately when going out to shoot in New York or wherever this is what I'm stuffing in the bag:

Olympus OM-PC w/50mm 1.8
Canon 7 w/Jupiter-12 35mm 2.8
Canon G12
Sekonic L-308
Diesel Wallet

I'm trying to slim down my setup. Lugging a damn DSLR can be ridiculous at times. The Canon G12 does just fine. Since I've been shooting more film for my personal projects the Olympus is great for farther shots and the Canon 7 is great to get slightly close. I will tweak the setup here and there, but for now this what I have.


Day 202 of 365: Broken Tree

Broken Tree

After a few days from the massive storm that hit east coast this was the result. Pretty epic right?


Day 201 of 365: At Work with Gus Powell

Thursday, July 19, 2012

At Work with Gus Powell

Didn't do much photographing since I worked all day with Gus. He currently shares a studio with Rachel Comey which both work together getting clothing and such photographed and put online. The whole day I was able to get to know Gus about certain experiences he had, what he likes, and all that jazz. It also allowed me to let him know who I am as a person in general. I love working with this guy and the whole day was a blast. Love it.


Day 200 of 365: Architecture on the 200th Day + Vlog: #47

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Architecture on the 200th Day

Wow.. halfway towards the finish line. It's been quite the ride so far. Today I decided to go outside for a change and photograph in places I've never been to before. It's was slightly successful I think being able to explore territories that are foreign to me. The crappy thing about doing these explorations is that I'm doing them alone. I wish I had a crew of photographers here, but they all seem to not exist in the moment. Oh Well.. Had a fun day though.


Day 199 of 365: Bummin'

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


I look like this at home when I'm just working on photos or chillin' with the pets. Yesterday my man Michael Johnson told me I was getting lazy photographically. It made me think a bit about it so I decided to shoot a self-portrait. After looking at this photo I never realized how chaotic the kitchen is. There's a lot of stuff in here and I don't know if I like it.


Moments in the Same Place Now On Sale!!

Moments in the Same Place

By Arthur Bueno

32 pages, published 7/17/2012

Photographing in San Francisco, CA and seeing certain occurrences happen before my eyes I decided to photograph it.

That's right! I decided to give this online thing a try and allow my zine to be published through It will be online until the end of October. I decided to do this because I want to allow the public to get their hands on a copy and get some funds for it. I am currently on a slump and need the money. If you guys can please reblog and help me out!!


Day 198 of 365: Small Snaps

Monday, July 16, 2012

Small Snaps

Workin' out, eating, and sleeping. Girlfriend stayed home because she was sick.. it was fun


Day 197 of 365: It Was a Good Day

Sunday, July 15, 2012

It Was a Good Day

Even though today was random it was a day to just relax, eat and hangout with friends and family. Not much to it, but this is what summer represents for me. It's the heat, the food, the people, and the atmosphere that make summers magical. We hang out and just have a good time. Lovin' it...


Day 196 of 365: Martha's Vineyard

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Martha's Vineyard

Today was pretty chill. Hung out with my girlfriend's fam, headed out to Woods Hole for Martha's Vineyard, ate and went back home. Nothin' else really. I did try to approach the day a little differently, but it was just weird to shoot for some reason. Oh well..


Day 195 of 365: On The Road

Friday, July 13, 2012

On the Road

Headed to Massachusetts to hang out with my girl's fam. Will be hanging out at Martha's Vineyard tomorrow. Tonight though we are going to be chillin' with Alan and Jessica. Should be a good night


Day 194 of 365: To NY and Back

Thursday, July 12, 2012

To NY and Back

The picture above is only a sample of what goes on in the Saks Fifth Ave studio. This place is complete with studio setups across the room, tethering software, and retouching studios. It's pretty nuts! If anything today was the usual work day... commuted.. did my time.. came back home...


Day 193 of 365: Bike Ride in Cromwell/Middletown

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bike Ride in Cromwell/Middletown

Riding a bit in the small town. It was pretty cool. Didn't really do much other than that. Just another chill ass Wednesday.


Bueno Power x San Francisco

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Day 192 of 365: Shovel


Today I tried to look for something to shoot. The only thing I got was a shovel that was laying around an abandoned building that was on sale in Newington. I came around the wrong time of day and nothing was happening. I thought the shovel looked cool, thus making it my 365 entry for the day.


Day 191 of 365: Night Shooting

Monday, July 9, 2012

Night Shooting

I didn't have any other ideas to shoot today, so I decided to photograph some night stuff. This is all I got.. at least it's something right?


Day 190 of 365: Happy Birthday Dad

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Dad

I miss you Dad.. I wrote you a letter below..


Day 189 of 365: Still Life... Simple Designs

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Still Life... Simple Design

I keep forgetting that I was once a fine art photographer before becoming a street photographer/photojournalist. In my early years my interests were photographing simple things: Leaves, trees, junk.. you name it. It was something about texture, lines, and design that interested me and how it all pulled together in a photograph. In fine art every detail counts: the crop, the tones, and the emotion are all accounted for. Sure that this image is a simple leaf, but I had a strategy on how to photograph it. I kinda want to do this again tomorrow. It's a lot of fun.


Day 188 of 365: Good Morning

Friday, July 6, 2012

Good Morning

This morning I saw this quality of light illuminate through the trees of the apartment complex. I've been studying this light for awhile and waited for the opportunity to capture it's touch at the right time. It was 6:52 am. The color made me feel. I was in awe how beautiful it was. I'm happy I live in a place like this. So much to shoot if you really think about it.


Day 187 of 365: Round and Round

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Round and Round

This morning I went to Branford, Ct for an interview at R.H.D (Resources for Human Development). The interviewee, Kathy, had asked me some questions regarding my background, photography experiences, and what I want to do for the program. There were other questions and such, but all in all I might be able to work there. I may have a second interview next week, but we will see. Afterwards I did other things that weren't important. Stayed home till my girlfriend finished work, picked up our friend Erica, and then went to eat some burritos. Let me tell ya... Iguanas Ranas Suicide Burritos are the bomb-dot-com's.


Vlog #46: Update on Working and a Short Canon G12 Review


Day 186 of 365: Independence Nothing

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Nothing

Didn't do much. Just ate, slept, and watched Matlock


Day 185 of 365: Oliver the Cat

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Oliver the Cat

Yup.. a photo of a cat. I love it..


Photographers I've Been Following: Fashion Portraits

So lately I've been more fashion-ated by certain photographers I've been following as of late. It's been something I've gotten into ever since I've dove in the world of the Sartorialist and such. From there I've looked through many images on Lookbook, certain tumblr fashion pages, and walking around a street full of the uniquely dressed people. Today I present to you some photographers that represent such fashion in a way how I would compose it. These three photographers are definitely on radar so check it out!


Day 184 of 365: Current Events

Monday, July 2, 2012

Current Events

Since I'm not working full time I have days where I go to New York and days I don't. In-between commuting and work I try to find things to shoot and find new ways of shooting. Today... I used the flash. I used it with my Canon G12 with a Vivitar 2600-D. I got some pretty decent results, but I'm sure I could've done better.


Day 183 of 365: Still Life... Colour Flower

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Still Life... Colour Flower

At Donna's mom's house she has these colored glass windows. At one point of the day I saw the light beaming just slightly through the window and decided to take some pictures of it. This ends another moment of my flower series.