Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Walking Sponges / ?, Ri / October 1, 2016

During my time in Rhode Island I was sort of inspired of the emptiness of the landscape. It's nice to have ghost like feelings for a place that you're not familiar with. You're sometimes given moments where nothing around you can touch you. It's you, your camera and the subjects in front. Those are the best feelings in the world.



Monday, November 28, 2016

And You're Spilling It / ?, Ri / October 1, 2016

Awhile back I was surprised by my friends and family to hangout in Rhode Island. It was a good time for sure. I was more focused on the city landscape. There aren't much photographers out there to cover these places and being able to get that chance was indeed fun. I don't shoot much overcasted weather conditions because I don't know how to, but I think I'm growing more fond of its character as of late. I usually photograph in the mornings so this is just a nice little change for me.



Friday, November 25, 2016

This year has been quite the struggle for me. I haven't been able to focus on my craft as much as others have. Finance has been a question to me for awhile now. Things just seem to pop up when I think things are gonna get better. I'm not sure what it is about all this shit that I'm dealing with right now.

I have so many things that I want to finish that have to be on hold at the moment. This struggle of trying to keep things together is definitely wearing me down. I don't know what to do and how I'm going to do it, but being in situations like these force me to take things up a notch. I don't like to look for shit like this, but hey... this is what it is I suppose.

I'm only hoping that if I get that break I will do my best to help others who need it. Because I know that more people have been through worse than I have, but I just can't help but feel this way. I sometimes think that things will only get worse. But hey... that's life right?



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A Color of Content / Hartford, Ct / May 2, 2015

It takes awhile to feel relaxed about anything. And sometimes colors and a moment with light could help you realize that. Maybe that's what I received looking at this. I took a couple of images and thought this was the best one. It was a great moment for sure.



Monday, November 21, 2016

Invalids / Middletown, Ct / July 10, 2016

If you ever get a chance to listen to this band you should definitely check them out. I've been a big fan of this project for quite some time and it's been amazing hearing Pete Davis really get it in on the newest works. I don't know what else I can say about this band other than giving them a listen. They're way too good for their own good man.



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Use Big Words / Middletown, Ct / July 10, 2016

This was probably one of my favorite bands to see aside from INVALIDS. They were fucking incredible and made me move like I haven't moved before. Gawd they were amazing. You have to check them out man. Soo good!!



Monday, November 14, 2016

Reduction Plan / Middletown, Ct / July 10, 2016

...They Weren't Bad...



Friday, November 11, 2016

As I continue to create more work and write out ideas I've become somewhat "normal" in being active in the arts. Though that I've been active here and there it hasn't been full throttle like it's been over the last few weeks. Drawing plans and figuring out new approaches on posting on this blog has been a bit of a challenge. Honestly most people have already given up writing and posting online. Their outlets are usually Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. I could understand Instagram being a platform for photographers to post, but Facebook and Twitter? No thank you. I never once considered Facebook promoting.

And that's another thing that I've come to realize. Blogger hasn't been a great platform for bloggers in years and it has already been deemed somewhat "dead" in the eyes of the internet public. But I'm not so sure if that's the case for me here. I've grown to use this thing quite a bit and I don't know if that's a bad thing lol. I don't plan on moving anywhere, but I do plan on changing this place up a bit. There's certainly going to be some construction here, but that will have to wait in the coming year.

So drawing up plans, posting more images and writing out more ideas for this blog. I want to go full throttle again like I did in 2012 when I had to do my 365 Project. That was a crazy year for me gotta tell you. Making sure that these images are posted before 12 midnight was a challenge some days. But you know it really told me how much photography meant to me. I didn't think I would last and here I am still posting shit.

I can't wait for what happens next year. It's really going to go full throttle now that Donald Trump is our President :(



Wednesday, November 9, 2016

I miss this stuff / Middletown, Ct / July 10, 2016

The youth are what help these shows really happen. I can't think of a time where kids weren't involved with music. And at the times I was very active about going to shows this is what I wanted to see. Just interactions with one another either in groups or private. I love this kind of stuff and I love the fact that it still goes on today.



Monday, November 7, 2016

Pinfinger / Middletown, Ct / July 10, 2016

So Invalids actually came into town. I was so surprised they would play an art studio space. Because of this project I was able to create LST LVS. Learning some of the language in TabIt and also learning how to use VST type programs I was able to compose a lot of music during these months. It's been awesome. I have a long way to go.

Pinfinger was the first act on this show. They were pretty interesting and I don't usually like listening to spacey type of music. This was done right I felt. You should check out their work when you get the chance.



Friday, November 4, 2016

So this is the camera I'll be using for the remainder of the year and through 2017. It wasn't super expensive (I bought it used) and with the research I've done it's not hard to use.... well.. for a few it may deem a bit of a challenge. Couple of the features that I was intrigued by was the apertures that it comes with (f8, f11, f16, f22, and f32? what??!?!). This is totally up my alley as I'm very keen on controlling light. It has a multi exposure mode, a bulb exposure mode, and a regular shutter mode. It came with some lenses that I could use, but I found that the lens already attached to it works well for me. It's light and gives me some pretty interesting results.

Later next year I'm looking to do a little more experimental shoots with it. I want to see what would happen if I use any kind of flash units with different colored gels attached to it. I think this would enable me to do portraits with interesting lighting compositions. I'm pretty excited about it.



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Sign Language / Lowell, Ma / September 6, 2015

For awhile I was inspired by Kate Sweeney who had a spurt of diptychs she was posting. They were quite interesting and I loved how she created these weird relationships together. This one was sort of influenced by it. I never had the chance to post it, but yeah... here you go!