“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” – Bruce Lee Hello Reader, For Jamie and I, this past week has been a stressful emotional roller coaster for certain.  Monday night, we packed our bags and got ready to leave for our two week trip across Europe.  Due to some complications (very, very long story) we left the terminal at LAX after watching our flight leave without us.  Disappointed, frustrated, and drained we left the airport and began our unplanned stay-cation in the City of Angels.  Good thing we packed. The next few daysRead More →

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.” – Muhammad Ali Hello Reader, I never knew the second half of that saying until very recently.  The quote itself is obviously in reference to boxing technique and style, but that second half holds a lot of deeper meaning. “The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see”.  Sounds pretty obvious right? You can’t hit what you can’t see. But think about how this can relate to handling our own problems or reaching our own goals, hitting our own targets.  How many people can you think of thatRead More →

Hello reader, Looks like this was becoming a regularly occurring monthly thing until now. When I started writing this post back in March it was intended to be an introspection about my future, but now it’s also about love, friendship, and rocks (yep, rocks). I’ll need to back track a bit now to get started. It’s already the beginning of May now, but March is my birthday month and my wedding anniversary month. March is a lot of things for me. I got married literally days before my 21st birthday. I could start off by saying that getting married that young wasn’t easy, but in truth, itRead More →

Hello Reader, Los Angeles has always held a special place in my heart. So many memories with old and new friends. I’ve come to know it as a place where things really come in focus for me. I’ve had a lot of moments of clarity and inspiration during our little trips. Not to say that every day there has been a creative epiphany, but there have been the few times that have really allowed me to grow as an artist in some way or another. This most recent trip really helped me grow in my confidence with my street photography. I say this so manyRead More →

Hello reader, There is a lot on my mind at the moment. Lots of photos this month and memories made. As we inch ever closer to the end of the year it’s only natural to start to reflect on what has come to pass.Read More →

Hello reader, I’ve been doing a bunch of portrait photo sessions lately so I figured I should make a post of some of my more recent ones.  Funnily enough the last two ladies I shot with both had blue hair.   I was lucky to have met Helen Chung earlier this year when we were both working on a music video in LA.  She’s a very down to earth person and she’s got jokes too (check out her instagram @helen.chung). I had heard a lot of good things about the arts district in downtown Los Angeles so we met up there and walked around.  Read More →

Hello reader, Normally I don’t post too much of my street photography photos, but it’s honestly one of my favorite styles of photography.  Street photography, in it’s most basic form, is the taking of candid photos of people in their everyday actions.  There’s no real rules to it. They can be remarkable instances in time caught by chance or totally out of context just to tell a story.  Most people shoot in all black and white but I like to add some with color that I feel tell the story better with color. I fell in love with the style over a year ago afterRead More →

Hello reader, After a night’s rest in Manila, we were back to traveling again.  This time we were traveling by car and headed to Talisay to hike up Taal Crater, the second most active volcano in the Philippines. After a two and a half hour ride we arrived at a local resort where we would be staying the night. Our driver and guide Romeo led us to the patio and pool area while we waited for our room to be ready. After we freshened up, we headed down to the dock a short walk away to get on a boat that would take us to theRead More →

Hello reader, After a 13 hour flight, a few hours layover in Cebu, and another short flight, we were finally in Manila.  Leaving the airport I took a few photos of people. Just as I had been told, Manila was full of traffic. Cars and pedestrians were weaving through self invented lanes, many of them coming less than an arms reach or closer to our own van as we exited the airport in a slow crawl. Many people served as a constant reminder of the prominent reality of poverty in the Philippines. We arrived in Bonifacio Global City before noon where we were staying at aRead More →