Summer Grass

Summer Grass

Summer is nearing the end and each year it seems as if it has passed quicker than the last. Saying that, I did have an inspiring summer treading in uncharted waters physically and in terms of photography; it filled with new experiences which helped me grow as a photographer. Although, one element will always be essential to my summers; taking a rest, sitting down and enjoying the sounds, smells and feel of what’s around me. I would lay down in the grass, and watch as the sun illuminates the surrounding nature and just soak it in; it never ceases to put a smile on my face. However, A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye. And as memories of barbecues and warm summer nights will stay close to me, they will soon be replaced by bonfires and and the colorful transition that is Fall. Autumn may be my favorite season to photograph in and I look forward to see what new adventures this season will bring.

Feel free to share your favorite summer memory, I would love to hear them! Have a wonderful weekend.

A Dandelion.

Inside of a Dandelion

There are moments when I just need some time in a beautiful place to clear my head. Nature coincides with photograph in which they both has always been a sort of escape. A chance to just step away from everything around me. Take a walk and get lost. Photography allows me to explore these moments in which I cherish so much. A dandelion. I walk by these everyday, pluck them from the ground and blow their white umbrellas just to see it take off in the wind. This time was different. vb  I got down to it’s level, peeked through it’s tiny world with my camera and just stared. A dandelion. Everyday I see them but what If I had never seen this place?

“The human spirit needs places where nature has not been re-arranged by the hand of man.”

A Pair of Blue Shoes

A Pair of Blue Shoes

A pair of Blue Shoes that are waiting to be filled, waiting to be walked in for the very first time. This is a brand new chapter in their life, and I was asked to photograph this significant moment; these moments of them awaiting his arrival. As this being my first maternity photography shoot, I was a bit apprehensive, while at the same time, overwhelmed with excitement. There’s no room for adventure in your comfort zone and I never thought that a pair of Blue Shoes would help me take those couple of steps out of it. I hope to share the rest of this maternity shoot soon!

A Walk on the Beach

A Walk on the Punta Cana Beach

I was recently fortunate enough to travel to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. White sand and blue water; it was beautiful. Every morning I would wake up and travel down the beach. I would try and focus on photography but would quickly get distracted by the endless scenery. My girlfriend and I would sit and watch the tide come in, drop off a shell or two and then quickly disappear. Even though I brought my camera, it seemed hard to take as many photographs as I wanted to. Traveling has always been a love of mine and I hope there’s many more adventures to come. I never thought a walk would be as majestic as this, but it was. Simply put, this was just a walk on the beach.

Trapped

Trapped

Trapped. This is a concept that I’ve wanted to convey for a while now. It’s a notion of being over taken by one’s inner demons sort to speak. It’s not as simple as having that voice whispering in your ear persuading you to take part of an act that should be avoided but more of a dependence. There are moments like this where you feel like you can’t escape. It physically takes a hold onto you and you can’t escape from it. I’ve seen it happen and have experience it as well and it’s hard to fight free from it. You lose control. The hardest part is that it never leaves. It’s a part of you. It is you.

The Little Things in Life

Crown Fountain Chicago

After a long summer day of walking around in Chicago, all I wanted was someone to pick me up, carry me home, or at least pour a bucket of water over my head. The sun was beating down and I was just feeling drained. I sat down at the first chance I got and then I saw this little boy running full speed to the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park. He had no care in the world; as the water hit his head, it made me think. It’s not the problems you face, nor the arguments that occur, or the grudges or mistakes you hold onto. It’s the moments that makes you happy. It’s the little things in life that makes you feel alive. It’s the little things in life like these.

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Abstract-Architecture-Photography

Abstract Architecture

I planned to spend this Saturday evening to watch a concert along the lake but couldn’t pass up the opportunity to travel through the streets of any city (I was also starving). Walking into the shadows of Milwaukee, hearing nothing but the sound of my stomach rumble, I came across a shell. I was quickly drawn to the shadows created as the sun was going down. It reminded me of the Drivers Express Facility in Chicago. There was nothing significant about the architecture but the patterns created gave me a reason to stop, look up and capture the moment.