I apologize for the lack of posts recently. Katie and I have been busy trying to get all of our things from California to Oregon. It’s an adventure we’ve been hoping, planning, and dreaming for the last few years. Cheers to a new year and the possibilities, hardships, challenges, triumphs, and learnings that come with it.
Highway 5. Shasta, CA.
It’s always a little frightening for me to ask someone to do a portrait. I’m grateful that Linda wanted to shoot with me, it was great to chat with her about life and photography. She has such a different perspective on life, and it was amazing to get a glimpse into some of her experiences.
I had the opportunity to take a Brenizer portrait of Sterling while he was up in the bay area for work. Sterling is a good friend of mine from SLO, a talented designer, a witty conversationalist, as well as a sharp dressed man.
I wanted to share a picture that I took in Big Sur a few weeks ago. I wasn’t at all sure if this would turn out when I shot it. It’s using my 50mm lens that I sawed the mount off, and it’s a bracketed HDR photo, handheld. I thought there would be way too much shake, and that nothing would show up in focus, but there’s a few parts that are sharp, and for the most part it’s pretty soft and a little dreamy. I definitely won’t be shooting everything like this in the future, but it was fun to play with.
I finally started an Instagram last year. Here’s a sampling of things that catch my eye, combined with illustrations that I make. I stick mostly to iPhone photos, but there’s a few DSLR shots mixed into my feed. If you like random things, weird illustrations, stupid hashtags, and just keeping up with my life in general, feel free to follow me. If not, then you probably shouldn’t.
We’re the same kind of weird. Where making jingle hats for budgies seems like a normal thing. Where we’d rather eat tacos than traditional holiday food. Where one of us will start changing the words to a song to be about something random, and the other will sing the next stanza without hesitation. And where impromptu photo shoots in random places (like shopping center garages) are a regular occurrence. Happy 2nd anniversary to my teammate in all things random and weird!
We had about twenty minutes before we had to leave the other day, so we decided that we should document Katie’s new haircut. I had been wanting to try a portrait using this lighting, and this was the perfect opportunity!
I had been driving past this house on my way to work for a while, and loved the color palette of the car and the house together. I remembered to bring my camera one morning, and it was perfectly foggy, just like this morning was here in the Bay Area. Here’s the shot that I got.
I snuck in a few shots of Chris and Katie at Ryan and Kiki’s wedding. Here are a couple of them.