BUENO POWER VLOG #65 - I ACTUALLY SLEPT A LOT THIS TIME

Monday, July 16, 2018

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LEFT IN THE DARK #29 - SUMMER RAINS



I never understood the summer rain until I moved to Connecticut. It's pretty fascinating, but also disgusting just for the fact that after the showers you may deal with more muggy heat. We were returning from Jen's alma mater when the rain started to hit and the slight shadow the rain casted on my leg was kinda interesting to me. It was fun to experience it and I hope that I see more rain actually lol.

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BUENO POWER VLOG #66 - THE WEEK OF THE FOURTH

Monday, July 9, 2018

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LEFT IN THE DARK #28 - MORNING COLD SHOTS



We were at our favorite spot in NY called Ruby's Cafe and had some breakfast and coffee there. There's something about these moments that I find intimate and am very much aware of that I happen to photograph most of the time. I love it and I love drinking coffee. Hope to come back here soon.

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BUENO POWER HOUR PODCAST EPISODE #6 - ARTHUR ROBINSON

Friday, July 6, 2018



I think I'll be doing a podcast every two weeks. It fits my schedule better than doing it weekly. It also gives me time to sort of gather more potential subjects for it. Give this one a listen guys. I'll keep you posted on the next one.

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QUIET DREAMS - JUNE

Dear June,

I'm fortunate enough to spend time with you. Your scorching heat rays embeds my skin along with your warm rains cleaning my thoughts. It was the best time and first time I've enjoyed being with you. Even when I had my depressive breakdowns you reminded me how vulnerable I am and that it's good to feel that way. From the years I've seen you spend time with others I made it a point that this year you were all mine. I will never forget you. I hope you'll never forget me too. I already miss you.




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BUENO POWER VLOG #65 - PROGRESS REPORT #8

Monday, July 2, 2018



Just a video of my progress so far and what I've been feeling as of late. This summer is fucking awesome so far and I hope to have more of these in the near future.

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LEFT IN THE DARK #27 - TIGERS JAW



This was the first time I got to see Tigers Jaw play. I was so amazed at how on point they were at this show. The melodies, the signals, the transitions, gosh you name it. Everything was so clean. And I was glad that I got to see them play at such an intimate place. I hope to see them again soon.

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BUENO POWER VLOG #64 - HAPPIEST OF BDAYS

Monday, June 25, 2018



Fun times all the time. I can't wait for more. This summer is off to a good start

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LEFT IN THE DARK #26 - SUMMERS HERE WITH NEW CLOUDS TO STARE



The summer has been so good so far and I'm so happy that I'm with the people that I'm with and I'm so happy that I'm not extremely depressed and I'm so happy that I don't need to feel sorry for myself for things I shouldn't feel sorry for.

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BUENO POWER VLOG #63 - PUTTING CORN IN THE HOLE

Monday, June 18, 2018

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LEFT IN THE DARK #25 - ANOTHER PORTRAIT OF JEN



It's been interesting taking pictures of her more often than I have in the past. There are so many reasons why I'm so attracted by this person. Knowing that I'm in equal level with somebody is refreshing and I can't even begin to feel like we are definitely in this together rather than being alone most of the time.

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BUENO POWER VLOG #62 - ALWAYS AWAKE NEVER SLEEP

Monday, June 11, 2018



I think this summer is gonna be my best. It seems like my spirit has been lifting up lately and I feel like there's so much I'm going to be doing. It's what I've been waiting for as previous years I was stuck at a house with this sense of loneliness. I can't wait to be with my girl and my friends again.

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LEFT IN THE DARK #24 - WHEN IT WAS COLD



I'm reminded by these three as they have helped me through my tough times. Thank you guys for your support. My life is better because of you three.

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MENTAL HEALTH IS IMPORTANT

Friday, June 8, 2018

Mental health is probably one of the most critical things a person needs to maintain. From someone who still continues to struggle with depression these reports hits close to home. Friends and family have taken their own lives because of this. Medicine and counseling is out there, but we (even myself) don't take the time to evaluate that. Life is too busy to be sad and sadness is a weakness. We must flex our muscles to hide what we fight inside.




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With Kate Spade and Anthony Bordain committing suicide this week it's obvious that people who have the luxury to get help and live the best lives can still succumb to their demons. It's shocking that these two are the ones who decided to give up. Suicide is real and mental illness is real and everything about this needs more attention. But who am I kidding? Why would you want to take care of your mental health?

Rest in Peace Kate and Anthony. I hope this wakes people up.

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BUENO POWER VLOG #61 - A SMALL REVIEW OF MURA MAKE

Monday, June 4, 2018



This was fun to do and I hope that I get to more of these things in the near future. Enjoy the vid!

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LEFT IN THE DARK #23 - COLD COFFEE AND AWAKE



We could have many drinks together and I'd be fine with that. It's been great being around you and I hope I can be around you for a long time.

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QUIET DREAMS - MAY

Friday, June 1, 2018

Dear May,

Uninspired and so tired and feeling frustrated and being broke and not getting what I need and realizing that things will get tougher and just feeling straight up shitty is not how I wanted to start and finish with you. C'mon... throw me a fucking bone. Now I'm struggling and can't get my head straight. Thanks you fucking asshole.



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BUENO POWER VLOG #60 - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Monday, May 28, 2018



The whole weekend was certainly a blast. I think that having Ting around really makes things better and just the fact that we go to small adventures almost every weekend is pretty awesome. Though that my mind was somewhat reflective on nostalgia (losing my father) I can't help, but think about all the other things that happened that made me the way I am today because of him. Dad.. wherever you are I hope you are doing okay. I miss you a lot.

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LEFT IN THE DARK #22 - A CONVERSATION WITH KIDS



I sometimes envy the young ones who have time talking about nothing to their friends. It was something I definitely enjoyed doing when I was around their age. Phone conversations, drinkin' soda and just doing nothing all day was sometimes the best. But even till this day I try my best to do that with my friends who are far away from me.

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BUENO POWER HOUR PODCAST EPISODE #4 - MICHAEL BEHLEN

Friday, May 25, 2018



Excited to be talking with Mike on this podcast. The relationship I have with him is so unique. I'm proud to be in his life. Keep killin' it dude.

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BUENO POWER VLOG #59 - FULL OF FOOD. NO REGRETS.



Dude I don't know why I did not post this, but whatever. Enjoy the vid. I need to get my shit together.

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LEFT IN THE DARK #21 - SELF PORTRAIT

Monday, May 21, 2018



During my excursion with Jen I had done a small self portrait on my GoPro camera. It's not the best camera in the world, but it was enough to capture this moment.

I've been uninspired lately. I'm trying to channel different things that would hopefully get me back in the loop of being creative again. I'm just surprised that I've kept at it this long. I've also been pretty tired. The weather has been bipolar and I haven't been able to prep myself for the days. What can I do though? It is what it is. And I'm sure that my depression has been the contributor to that. The rut sucks, but maybe it's something that I need right now. I kinda miss a lot of things. I'm not sure how I can express that.

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BUENO POWER HOUR PODCAST EPISODE #3 - TREVOR WILLIAM CHURCH

Friday, May 18, 2018



Check out this episode of the BPHP. It was so much fun talking with Trevor on this one. We really get back into old time on this.

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THE BUENO POWER VLOG #58 - GRADS AND MOMS

Monday, May 14, 2018



Another small Vlog. Hanging out with friends and family. We doin' the chill this time around and maybe even for awhile.

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LEFT IN THE DARK #20 - IT SAYS ALOT OF TOGETHERNESS



Don't mind the generic picture, but for just one second please hear me out on this. Sometimes things are better when the ones you love are together. I've done a lot of lonely excursions in my life, but it feels good being around people that cherish you and your existence. When I saw this I found myself feeling nostalgic. I found myself realizing I have it good in this world. Mother's day passed yesterday and I was able to Facetime my mother, tell her I love you and wish her Happy Mother's Day. Not many people could do that. I have to recognize this.

Keep the ones you love. Because the ones you love are the ones who will understand you the best.

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BUENO POWER HOUR PODCAST / EPISODE #2 - DANIEL DOMINGUEZ

Sunday, May 13, 2018



I decided to just keep all my podcasts on YouTube as it's the platform I'm most present in at the moment. I'm still adjusting to the podcast world, but I'll figure everything out eventually.

Anyway, on this episode I speak with Daniel Dominguez. He's the frontman of the band FAROOQ who I've seen grow for many years. They've recently signed to a label and currently recording a new record. We get into straight edge, early hardcore, influences, and our love for Hanford, Ca band Peel Apparition. Check it out!!

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BUENO POWER VLOG #57 - PROGRESS REPORT #7

Monday, May 7, 2018



So this is just a small bit of what's been going on with me over the last few weeks. I might be doing another small vid next week so stay tuned.

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LEFT IN THE DARK #19 - THE MORNING FEELS



I'm not sure what's ahead, but I'm sure that if you're here with me everything will be a - o - k. I love our mornings together. I never want it to stop.

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THE BUENO POWER HOUR PODCAST / EPISODE #1 - INTRO

Friday, May 4, 2018



Guys.... I FUCKING MADE A PODCAST!!!! YAAAAAYYYYYYY

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QUIET DREAMS - APRIL

Dear April,

You started warming up to me and allowed me to have a private conversation with you on why you were so down and out for the past few months. I kind of understand and am with you in all of the shift of moods you were going through. Not to say I agreed to them whatsoever, but I want to recommend you seeing a therapist next time. You'll probably not listen to my recommendation because you are stubborn in ways. For now I'll take in whatever you got. Just be still for awhile and let me get to know you.





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BUENO POWER VLOG #56 - THE DAYS ARE BETTER WHEN WE'RE AWAKE

Monday, April 30, 2018



Man o man was it a good weekend of just hanging out. The eats could've been a bit better, but what can you do? We're trying to go on a stricter diet since the summer is right around the corner.

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LEFT IN THE DARK #18 - GOOD GAME

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I saw this band last night and they were decent live. They still have a lot of work to do, but they have a good start on making live shows come to life. Keep practicing guys.

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BUENO POWER VLOG #55 - A REAL WEEKEND OF DOING NOTHING

Monday, April 23, 2018



We really didn't do much, but hey.. some weekends are loud and some weekends are quiet. This weekend was quiet.

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LEFT IN THE DARK #17 - TING TING



Hanging out with her so far has been a blast. Man.. What else are we gonna be doing for the next few years? I really hope we get to eat more pizza in the near future.

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BUENO POWER VLOG #54 - FINALLY SOME SPRING HEAT

Monday, April 16, 2018



Saturday's weather in New York was amazing. Right now??? Connecticut weather can sucks..... Enjoy the vlog everyone!

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LEFT IN THE DARK #16 - STRUCTURES



I think I'm realizing how much I've missed black and white photography. I've been doing color work for so long and I've noticed that my passion for it has slowly been fading. There's a certain discipline black and white has that color doesn't. I started off with black and white and went into color almost full time. But now... I think it my be the other way around

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DEPRESSION OR THE LONGING FOR LONELINESS

Friday, April 13, 2018

This week was a struggle to get through. I'm not sure what it is, but since the weather has been getting warmer I'm finding myself reflecting a lot. I'm sure that my depression is a result of that and I'm sure being alone intensifies it. Not to say that I haven't been happy. No. That's not the case. I think it's me realizing how different life is now. The fact that I only have a few commitments and am able to afford stuff.

You know, watching those Vlogs I did last year really gave me some perspective as to what I was dealing with. Most of the time I was alone finding my own adventures with the little money I had in my pocket. I saw bands by myself, art exhibits, went on photo runs, and even drank coffee by myself. With the partner I'm with now adventures are much better.

Though reflecting on those past experiences I was alone. And really I was alone for a long time. I have lost connections with some important friends and had even lost connections with my family at a point. I mean fuck dude just two weeks ago I spoke with my oldest brother and it was a year prior to that I hadn't heard from him. I'm now thankful that my brother Eldon has had more contact with me than the rest of the siblings, but Jesus Christ where was I all these years?

I'm so used to loneliness. I could remember a time in elementary school that I would walk at 6:00 am in the morning by myself to school and sit at the blacktop playground benches near the basketball hoops and stare at nothing. I was alone and it was something that I longed for. I'm not sure if that's the case now, but man... I really did deal with a lot of things alone.


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BUENO POWER VLOG #53 - PAX EAST 2018 OR DIE

Monday, April 9, 2018



PAX EAST was a big success man. Had a great time with the girl. Hanging out all weekend in Massachusetts was pretty cool and I hope that I can continue doing more of it in the months to come.

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LEFT IN THE DARK #15 - I'M HAVING A GOOD TIME AT THIS PARTY



I used to shoot a lot of mannequins thinking there would be some sort of body of work I could use for a project, but it ended up getting thrown away in the trash. Though there have been some days where I would actually just take pictures of them just because they props they use are kinda interesting. If anything I still continue to take some flicks of them hoping something would come out of it. For now it'll just collect some dust.

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QUIET DREAMS - MARCH

Friday, April 6, 2018

Dear March,

There's so much I wanted to do and so much I wanted to accomplish, but in the end I didn't do it because I was too tired to even think that I could anything. I would go to work, go to the gym, go home, play video games and sleep Monday through Friday. The weekends were spent with my partner finding out where to eat or stay in my room and watch tear jerking anime TV. Your weather was absolutely ridiculous. To think that you would calm down with the snow, but you repeated it almost once a week. I'm tired and irritated. I want the sun back.






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BUENO POWER VLOG #52 - DNB IS OKAY...

Monday, April 2, 2018



Not much going on here, but hey it's what I got for this Vlog. Hopefully you can expect a better one next weeke :|.

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LEFT IN THE DARK #14 - SUBWAYS

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One of my favorite images to take is in the Subways. It's honestly one of the coolest parts of a city to be honest. Lots of different people in different worlds, sounds from street musicians that may or may not annoy you, vendors of different kinds, and some weird people hanging around asking for some change. It's part of a city that brings a lot of those people together. I favor that

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BUENO POWER VLOG #51 - SPRING IS HERE... SORT OF...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018



Apologies for not posting this on Monday. Having no internet at home is def weird, but whatever. Enjoy the Vlog!

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LEFT IN THE DARK #13 - COLD HANDS

Monday, March 26, 2018



Yesterday I was able to photograph a little bit of the city. It was fucking cold man, but it was something I had to deal with. Jen and I went to New York with my roommates and their friends to eat at two festivals. It was pretty cool and it broke the same routine that I'd usually would have with Jen in the weekends. Overall I'd like to go back and do some more shooting. For now.. enjoy the image.

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BUENO POWER VLOG #50 - ...AND WE'RE STILL HERE

Monday, March 19, 2018



The 50th episode and I did a couple of things different here to sort of spruce up the Vlog. I'm still trying to figure out what else I could do to enhance it, but at this time I'm going to just let it grow in my mind as more Vlogs get produced

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LEFT IN THE DARK #12 - HOWEVER YOU DRINK IT THE TASTE IS THE SAME



Again, it seems like more of my images are geared toward the still life style, but I think I'm okay with it. I'll hopefully do more portraits in the weeks to come, but we'll see about that I guess.

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SOMTHING TO THINK ABOUT AND THE PROGRESS OF IT

Friday, March 16, 2018

This morning sort of got me thinking about a lot of things when I had a conversation with my girlfriend about paying her respects to a family friend that recently passed away. It's a somber thing to think about, but when it's something that you can't control it could shake you up a bit. We joke about how our heritage, in some ways, being stubborn to go to the doctor, but we know that healthiness is something we try to take seriously. Of course living a little does come and risking something does change things a bit, but is it worth it at the expense of your health? I honestly don't think so.

During and after my divorce I saw that my mental and physical health was improving. For seven years I dealt with numerous amounts of stress financially and emotionally. I've recently gotten better dealing with it, but there are times I'm privately spaced out about past experiences and almost feeling sorry for myself I had put myself through those things. Some of that hurt still follows me, but I try my best to not let it get to my head. As my mental and physical health improves my ability to create improves as well and maybe that's why I'm writing all this.

I think it's important to surround yourself with positive energy even when you live in an environment that's negative. It's also important to be aware of your health and how you live day by day. Some of those poor choices could catch up to you and really damage your future self. I'm not saying that living a little will be a complete consequence, but being careful of things you do is much better than being careless. That's probably why I'm at the state I'm in today.

My truck is on the fritz again, I've slightly returned on crap diet, I haven't been going to the gym because of said truck and shitty weather conditions, and my anxiety is trying to have a fight with me. I mean with all that how the fuck do you deal?

Well..

1. I should've maintained my truck all this time (and I'm so glad that I've been saving money just in case.)

2. I should've grocery shopped properly (eating vegan burgers for a few days isn't healthy)

3. I shouldn't have drank that coffee on Wednesday morning when I got all stressed out.

4. I need to think before I start assuming shit.


I really don't know where I was getting at with all this, but I just want to say this.... I'm trying to make better choices and I'm trying my best to be healthier. I'm still considering getting a therapist for a few sessions, but overall I'm doing what I can. I guess that's all I wanted to say... This blog might've been very useless to write and read, but it certainly felt better for me.

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BUENO POWER VLOG #49 TEMPORARY SNOWSTORMS

Monday, March 12, 2018



The next Vlog should be a little special since it's the 50th episode. Hopefully by getting the production done this week I should have it ready. Enjoy the vid!

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LEFT IN THE DARK #11 - IS IT EVER GONNA END?



Since were are in a pretty weird period of weather here in Connecticut I'm trying my best to not go insane. There are days where the sun decides to stay awake and other days it just hides behind clouds and stays there for awhile. To be fair the 4 seasons is something to experience regardless if you hate it or not. To be honest it's helped strengthen my tolerance for cold weather. Whatever though. I'm still done with it.

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BUENO POWER VLOG #48 - SMALL DEDICATIONS

Monday, March 5, 2018



Another small Vlog today. Most likely the next vlog is going to be the same, but lots of things are happening in the next few weeks. I'll be going hard on it this month for sure.

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LEFT IN THE DARK #10 - DRINKS




I get the feeling that most of these images are going to be of still life's, landscapes & portraits. I'm not really complaining, but I think I need to bump it up a notch with the images. I'll try to figure something out in the weeks to come

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QUIET DREAMS - FEBRUARY

Friday, March 2, 2018

Dear February,

Cold and sleepy. Warm and wet. Rough and smooth. These opposites were canon to a mood you created. Days I was tired... Nights I was awake.... I'm drained by your bipolar actions. I'm affected physically and mentally. I can barely wake up at 4:55 am to get ready for work. I do my best to keep healthy while my lover and loved ones stay sick. These clothes are too thin to bundle up. This skin is too dry to moisturize. Still, I manage to get at least six hours of sleep and keep the radiator on.







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BUENO POWER VLOG #47 - SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM ANY DAY

Monday, February 26, 2018



Just getting some of that soft serve ice cream. So good!! The weather seems to be lightening up so more activities should be on the rise.

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LEFT IN THE DARK #9 - IT'S A LITTLE FOGGY HERE



The weather has just been absolutely stupid and manic and I hate it so much. However, I've noticed that it's been getting better and that we are close to spring. Hopefully there are no challenges in the next few weeks cause jesus I'm fucking tired of it.

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BUENO POWER VLOG #46 TING MADE VEGGIE LASAGNA ONCE

Monday, February 19, 2018



I know the video loaded up late, but it was the crappy internet that didn't really help. But we're here now and that's all it matters man

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LEFT IN THE DARK #8 - LITTLE STRANGER



The other day I saw this kid and had to take a photo. His mom was pretty rad and seemed very down with it. Kids like these definitely help me understand that simple things are big things.

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BUENO POWER VLOG #45 - ROUTINES

Monday, February 12, 2018



Just a small little showing of what I do daily. You'll end up getting some better footage, hopefully, next weekend. Its' been extremely slow man.

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LEFT IN THE DARK #7 - ADRIAN MARTINEZ



I'm a big fan of this dude. You guys definitely need to check out his work. Very talented and very much on track with his career in photography.

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BUENO POWER VLOG #44 - DO WE HAVE TO EAT THIS MUCH?

Monday, February 5, 2018


Another Vlog for you. Pretty much nothing, but eats and the patriots losing. It's kinda funny actually.

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LEFT IN THE DARK #6 - CULTURE ABUSE



It was last year when I saw these dudes play at some shitty practice space. They were such an awesome band to see play live. I'll never forget that night just for the fact that it was one of the most solid performances I've seen in years. Good times. I already need another helping of their energy.

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QUIET DREAMS - JANUARY

Friday, February 2, 2018

Dear January,

You were a starting point on a new life I started. A fragile, weathered and almost defeated Arthur was tested from the cold shoulder you gave me. But I stuck by you just as much as the snow hugged my windshield. It's okay though. Through all the salt dispensed, flu spreads and shitty road delays I realized that I need to find a therapist to ease my mental health. It'll probably come out of my pocket because my insurance doesn't cover important things.










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