Live with the New Age Renegades

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They Say, “Do What You Love, Love What You Do” and it never becomes more apparent than when I photography musicians. Whether I’m photographing a live event or simply going to concert solely for the music, theres no describing the energy and intensity each musician brings to the stage and this band was no different. New Age Renegades is a Chicago party rock cover band in which is pretty is conveyed in each photograph I took of them. If you enjoy dancing, singing along to your favorite songs, and enjoying watching/ listening to musicians who love what they do, they will not disappoint. Here are a couple of moments from New Age Renegades concert photography shoot.


See More Music Photography:  A Night at Rehearsals | Lighting the Music | An Evening at the Double Door

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The Photographer

The Photographer Self Portrait Photography

Dreaming is one of the most important aspects of being a photographer to me. Photography doesn’t always necessarily have to be exactly what you see; it can be more. It could be what you want to see, or what you have never seen before. For me, photography has always been about seeing the world in a new way; changing ones perspective and challenging what you already know. Whether I’m in front of the camera or behind it, dreaming and exploring my creativity is what keeps the excitement alive.

They say dreaming’s dead, that no one does it anymore. It’s not dead, it’s just been forgotten. Removed from our language. No one teaches it so no one knows it exists. The dreamer is banished to obscurity. Well I’m trying to change all that. By dreaming every day. Dreaming with our hands and dreaming with our minds. Our planet is facing the greatest problems it’s ever faced. Ever. So whatever you do, don’t be bored. This is absolutely the most exciting time we could have possibly hoped to be alive. And things are just starting.
– Waking Life –


 

See More Self Photography:  Flipping Through the Pages | Something I Can Touch | Trapped

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Lindsey + Neal: Chicago Engagement Photography

Chicago Engagement Photography

Lindsey + Neal | Chicago Engagement Photography

It was the beginning of 2016 and the bitter cold was sweeping through the air in Chicago, as I join a newly engaged couple, Lindsey and Neal, through Millennium Park. Like any other Sunday afternoon, the city was full of life, which makes Chicago the perfect location for an engagement shoot. From Michigan Avenue to the Cloud Gate (the Bean) to the Planetarium, each location added it’s own energy creating a unique backdrop to a truly special and exciting time in this young couples life. Lindsey and Neal’s engagement photography in the heart of Chicago.


See More Photography:  A New Chapter | Flipping Through the Pages | Set the Sky on Fire

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Settling In

New Apartment Chicago Photography

This past month or two, I’ve been slowly settling into my new apartment. It’s been a big change with new obstacles  but with new opportunities as well. There’s more time to work on things that I love to do, and I’ve seem to appreciate the simple things in life just a little bit more as well. The joy of enjoying a morning cup of coffee while the sounds from the street slips through the crack of the window. I feel a bit more rejuvenated but more excited for what’s to come. Enjoy the day!


 

See More Photography: | A New Beginning | Sunsets | Flipping Through the Pages

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A New Beginning

Open Road

Wow, It’s been quite sometime since I’ve wrote a post and I absolutely have no idea why. It’s not as if my photography has hit a stand still, or that I have nothing to share; it’s more the connection of the story with the photograph(s). I look at my other social media that I use and it seems too easy to just post a picture and let it loose in the world. Flickr, Instagram, Facebook; it’s so easy to get sort of trapped in these platforms where I feel more comfortable posting a picture with no explanation. Maybe I’ll come up with a witty saying, a lyric to a song, or a quote that seems fitting to the picture that I posted but really has no depth to what I was thinking/ or feeling the moment I actually pressed down the shutter button. It’s so easy to get caught up with that fast pace of the world around you that you don’t even second guess what/ why you’re actually doing something; it just seems like second nature. I started this blog as a way to explain myself through photography; I’m not going to lie, I’m sort of an introvert and it’s easier for me to type than to talk. As I write this and look at this image, I can’t help reminisce of how beautiful/ important traveling is. Although I just started, it’s an eye opening experience; it makes you want to drop whatever is in your hand and just hop on a plane and live & that is why in early January I booked my ticket to Norway in fall. I honestly wake up every morning thankful for the opportunities that I’ve had and able to do because it’s the little things in life that makes you feel alive.

So where do I go from here? I guess, exactly where I left off from.


 

See More Travel Photography: | South Iceland | West Iceland | A New Chapter

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Exploring Iceland: The North

In my last post Exploring Iceland: The East, I traveled along winding roads where I found myself walking through a beach of glaciers, picturesque landscapes, and crashing waves. In this post, I want to share my Iceland photography from my road trip around the ring road, where we explored the North. Our first stop was a beautiful spot called Myvatn. It truly offers some of the most unique and beautiful experiences of Iceland. From hiking up a volcano to watching the smoke emerge from it’s geysers to the beautiful blue water in the Viti Crater. Shortly after that, we visited two breathtaking waterfalls, Goðafoss & Dettifoss (reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe). Although this was our last days of the trip, it wouldn’t of been completed without waking up to one of the most amazing sunrises that I have ever seen. This is my last post from my road trip, which now as I look through my photographs and previous posts, it’s still hard to believe that I was ever at this country. This was my first time flying over seas and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. From the people that I met to the places that I slept, it was truly an unforgettable experience and I would urge anyone who has a chance to discover for themselves a little place called Iceland.

See More of my Iceland Photography from My 8 Day Road Trip Here: Iceland Road Trip Photography >


 

See More Travel Photography: East IcelandSouth Iceland | West Iceland

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Exploring Iceland: The East

East Iceland roadtrip PhotographyIn my last post Exploring Iceland: The South I was overwhelmed with waterfalls in almost every direction and overcame by the silent landscape. In this post, I want to share my Iceland photography from my road trip around the ring road, where we explored the East. After hitting the south, we quickly ran into Jökulsárlón, which is a large glacial lake on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. We strolled along it’s black sand beach, weaving through the glaciers that visited us from the coast. From there were traveled along East Iceland‘s winding roads, taking in it’s breathtaking picturesque views, roaming reindeer and crashing waves.

See More of my Iceland Photography from My 8 Day Road Trip Here: Iceland Road Trip Photography >


See More Travel Photography: South Iceland | West Iceland | The Mountains Were Calling

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