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 –


 

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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.


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Flipping Through the Pages

Flipping Through the Pages

This concept has been on my mind for a while now. It all started when I shot Burn After Reading, an idea of throwing out everything that I once felt comfortable with and embracing the unknown. If you follow my previous work, I do not shoot many portraits, let alone self-portrait photography. So this was all new to me. I held up each page for this shoot and stitched them all together into one so it was a little more time consuming then a lot of my other work but I couldn’t be more happier with how it turned out and the process as a whole. For one of the first times, I was in charge of almost every aspect and it allowed me to get creative in a whole different aspect. It allowed me to think about photography as individual parts making up the whole scene.

Although I love landscape and architecture photography, I look forward to exploring portrait photography and even surreal photography more; to flipping through the pages of everything I’ve learned about photography and life and to seeing what’s next.

“Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” T.E Lawrence


 

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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!