Some of you already know this and other's probably don't give two ounces of shit but photography is a huge hobby of mine. I fell in love with it growing up and was hooked in high school taking a few photography classes. Eventually down the road when I retire from whatever it is I do, I'd love to just travel the world and shoot photos. Realistically, probably not gonna happen cause I'm an idiot when it comes to saving money and I need a better camera (SOON).
ANYWAY, here are some of my favorite photos from the past recent years. I'm a huge fan of candid and landscape photos so it's mostly that with some cool ones that hold a special place in my heart. LESSSSSSS GO
HEY LET'S START OFF WITH A FUN ONE! Back in 2013, I was extremely lucky and fortunate to have taken on a role in MLB PR department. One of my responsibilities was to spend an afternoon guiding Mr. Met through Central Park and set up a little photo-sesh. It was one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done because 1. IT'S MR. FUCKING MET 2. Walking with him was absolutely hilarious cause kids/grown men were running up and taking pictures with him. Mr. Met was a great sport and conducted the shit out of an orchestra of no one. This photo was featured (or maybe a wider one I took IDK) in a few promotional campaigns for the MLB All-Star Game. I love the photo because Mr. Met being a white baseball made the grass really pop up. The skyline (although a building was being constructed) also gave it that NYC feel. Felt like I did a pretty good job at directing Mr. Met.
This photo is one of my absolute favorites. Don't know if I like it better in color or black and white but regardless, this shot was pretty quick to take. Mina and I took a trip to AZ because we both have been wanting to see the Canyon. Upper Antelope is known for their wide floors and narrow ceiling while Lower Antelope is known for the exact opposite. A photo similar to this but taken in Upper Antelope sold for like 1 Million dollars or some bullshit because of the difficulty in getting this shot. Along the canyons, there are narrow slits where the sun can peak through for a total of 1-2 minutes. You literally need to time it right and be extremely fast at getting set up AND taking the shot. Upper Antelope has a few of these but it is super hard to get a shot with no one around due to all the traffic. Same goes for Lower Antelope. Lower Antelope only has like 1-2 slit openings (rest of the canyon is kinda more open air) so to get this in Lower Antelope is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. One we saw the light, three of us quickly set up our tripods and we tossed some sand in the air, giving it that "THE LIGHT FROM THE LORD IS HERE AND WILL TAKE YOU UP TO HEAVEN COME FOLLOW THE LIGHT TO A WORLD FULL OF ENCHANTMENT AND PIZZA" vibe. I wish I could not have that huge blown out sun spot in the bottom right of the photo BUT I love how it came out.
I'm a huge fan of live music and an even bigger fan of my cousin who happens to be a musician. He was playing a show at Mrs. Fish (or Ms. IDK if she's single) so I without a doubt had to go check it out. I brought my camera cause I really get an opportunity to shoot musicians and hoped I could get some shots of him. Before the show, you can tell he was nervous about getting up there. A pretty solid size crowd was there and Chris seemed to be battling some nerves. Which to me was weird as fuck cause it wasn't his first show and any time I saw him play, HE WOULD KILL. then I remembered I get nervous AF when I do live streams/host stuff even though I've done it a million times and got what he was going through. As soon as he got on, he captivated the audience and sung some sad folk stuff that made you feel some feels. I feel like this photo represented the struggle between battling some feelings of darkness while trying to find the light. LOLOLOLOLOLOL THAT SOUNDED SO STUPID. I just like the silhouette-effect from the light and smoked surrounding him. Go listen to my cousin if you wanna hear some acoustic folk. IT'S GOOD FOR YA.
During my last month in New York, I did this all day photo excursion through the streets of Manhattan and crossed over the Brooklyn Bridge. It was an exhausting but amazing day cause of all the photos, food, drinks, sights and sounds I consumed throughout the day. One of the photos I've been trying to take was this. Every time I went to go take the shot, the street would be busy, weather would be extremely shitty or you just couldn't see the building. LUCKILY, everything lined up for me. I should probably blurr that license plate frame but whatever.
The New York City Marathon is one of the biggest events in the world. Next to the World Series. And the Super Bowl. And maybe the Boston Marathon. And LA Marathon. Oh and re-runs of Alf. REGARDLESS, it's a big event. This giant sign caught my eye from down the road and I jogged...well more like waddled...down the road to snap some photos. I think this actually ended up in some giant Tumblr post or something the next day. It was pretty encouraging to see some random stranger giving some motivation to some runners. This almost makes me want to go running but I hate that and would hate myself if I did.
I LOVE CAMPING! It's pretty dope. Nothing greater than taking a dump in the woods. Except maybe everything. While sitting around the campground, I noticed the trees were looking REAL PURTY and wanted to see what it would look like if I laid my camera down with my fish eye and snapped a photo. THE RESULT WAS PRETTY. The JJ Abrams lens flare was looking pretty HAWT and actually reminds me of space for some weird reason. I wanna go camping now...
Yo, Idk who God murdered but damn, it made the sky look pretty. This is pretty much exactly from the camera. No edits. No touch ups. I remember that couple just standing there for hours. Kinda reminded me of that scene from Final Impact where the chick and her dad stand near the ocean and the waves pretty much kill em. Except this time the waves were v small and the only thing that was killed was their shot at love. LOLOLOLOL jk idk I think they're married or something.
Thanks for taking the time to check these photos out! If you're interested in any of my photography or if you wanna get some headshots, hit me up or keep checking this site out. I'll be shooting a lot more this year! Photos. Not a gun. I'm not gonna shoot a gun.