As summer pushes forward I realize how fleeting this season can be. In keeping busy in June/July I’ve been commissioned to shoot video, portraits, still life, lifestyle, weddings and live music. I’ve been assisting on still and video sets for other photographers and production companies, I operated an underwater camera for a music video, pulled focus for a steady cam, and a host of other projects. This industry teaches us that the more we work commercially (and share that we’re doing so) the better our job security. I certainly understand the value in marketing myself, networking and assisting, shooting, and learning. Sometimes I forget that the periods in between the madness are what it’s all for. I recently made time for a few days of camping and the great outdoors in Vermont.
Photography and filmmaking makes me so happy in a way that I can’t explain; it’s a dream come true to make a living doing something that truly excites me. I find time away from it all to be the best recharge, and to allow inspiration to seep in. Below are a series of underwater images I shot while on vacation in The Green Mountain State.
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Tagged Adventure, Lifestyle, Person, personal work, Photography, swimming hole, Travel, Underwater, vermont, Visit, Woman
Posted in Art, personal work, Photography, Portrait
Tagged Asbury Park, Boardwalk, city by the sea, historic coastal town, Lifestyle Photography, location portrait, Painting, pau
I’m happy to share a recent video I directed and produced for Polycor, North America’s premier marble and granite group. Their 1cm, carbon fiber backed stone is unique by design and its strength is unmatched. The idea was to show ease of fabrication on location at International Stone Collection in Brooklyn, following the steps from cutting to polishing, through instillation in a private residence in Long Island City.
I felt like I got to tag along at the shop and see how something was made. I can truly appreciate craftsmanship. Many of my favorite projects include people creating with their hands and this video fulfilled that excitement.
Please have a look by clicking this link: Polycor – 1cm Stone or by pressing play below.
Travel is one of the best parts of being a photographer. There’s nothing better than arriving on-location, team in place and capturing meaningful images for a feature print story.
I’m excited to share news that my image of Pat Schmidt is the cover of the World Travel Issue for Eastern Surf Magazine. In January we headed to Bocas del Toro, an island off the Caribbean side of Panama. You may remember seeing photos from that adventure in a blog post here. A few more action and lifestyle images from our trip can be seen inside the current issue, please grab a copy at your local surf shop or click over to the digital version of the magazine. Congrats Pat on your first cover and thank you Eastern Surf Magazine for running our trip on Page 1!
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Tagged Action, Boat Trip, bocas del toro, Eastern Surf Magazine, magazine cover, panama, Pat Schmidt, sports photographer, Surf Photo, Surfer, Volcom, water photographer