If you’ve been following my blog for the past few weeks you’ll recall that last week we concluded the Impermanence series in Crescent Beach, FL. I think I left a piece of my heart there when the storm came because I’ve been thinking about Crescent for weeks. It inspired me to start working on a new piece for my For the Love of Water series. This seemed like a timely segue as there was no other choice but to move forward from Impermanence.
I’ve always had a fondness for Crescent Beach… Read More
I had a blog outlined three weeks ago. Painstaking detail over seven handwritten journal pages. But when I sat down to transcribe it all to my laptop I just couldn’t bare the thought of rereading and writing my own words. It felt heavy and overbearing. This is not my typical approach to writing. Typically I push through the mountainous obstacles and review on the other side of gestation. This time there was a grim conclusion I was unwilling to face. Our fate as living beings. Read More
Sunday ended with a spectacular sunset on the beach. The elements were shining in my photographic favor that night. We awoke the next morning for the sunrise in celebration of my 32nd birthday. I wasn’t in the brightest of moods this day. I couldn’t stop ruminating over life and death and everything in-between. Read More
Impermanence was still fresh on my mind after a day of shooting flowers in downtown St. Augustine. There’s nothing quite as impermanent as the way the great fiery orb in the sky kisses the horizon though. Twice a day, everyday, this celestial occurrence takes place, and every time is not quite the same as the last. Read More
The world lost a beautiful soul on July 18, 2019. Although I didn’t know Raul Villarreal for long, the way he impacted my life was considerably life changing. He was a supportive, kind, gentle, talented, and lively person. It was because of him… Read More
A short, photographic story.
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where ocean meets sand
On my latest trip to St. Augustine we were walking down Crescent Beach over by the Matanzas Inlet. As we made our way under the bridge I felt inspired by the construction of the bridge and the various lines I could use for composing. I found surreal triangles highlighting the complementary colors between the orange beach of crushed shells and the bright blue skies of a Tuesday afternoon. I found angles and hard edges slashing through blue skies speckled with beautiful white marshmallow clouds. But what caught my eye the most was the Crossroads. Read More
With all the hustle and bustle leading up to the Spring Arts Festival I completely forgot about the last part of our Santa Fe, NM journey. The trip home. What started off as a seemingly normal travel day evolved into 30 hours crisscrossing the airports. Our flight leaving Santa Fe was set to depart around 10am, a reasonable time of day. We cleared out of our casita and traveled back to the cutest airport I’ve ever been to. Snow was falling more than the day before and I was sorry to have to go so soon, now, in this moment. Can’t we just stay in the loving arms of Santa Fe? Read More
This is part II of the Being a Poster Artist series. One thing I forgot to mention last week was the fact that I was sworn to secrecy during this time period. I couldn’t tell anyone or advertise about it. It was one of the most challenging secrets I had to keep. Read More
With the Spring Arts Festival behind me I’ve had some time to reflect on being a poster artist. I remember it all very clearly last July when Raul sent me a message about wanting to get together for lunch. I figured it had something to do with social media promotion and didn’t think much of it. To Peter’s credit he called it right off the bat. He said they’re probably going to make you their next poster artist. I laughed, figuring it would be another 50 years before that happened. Read More
Over the past few months I’ve been quietly working on a new series. With the bulk of the work behind me I needed something to follow up the 365 Project. I learned so much from that series and I wanted to build on the lessons learned while creating new work in a new way. Read More
Day 6 was jam packed! The plan for the day was to visit Canyon Road and its 100+ galleries, meet artist Alexandra Eldridge at her studio, then her husband and artist Rick Stevens at his studio, and finally have dinner with Peter’s old friend Terry and his wife Jill. Canyon Road is world-renowned for its high quality galleries. Read More
The trip was flying by at this point, but the most important part was yet to come. The impetus for taking the trip in the first place was so I could attend a workshop with Lauren Mantecón. The workshop title was “Meeting Your Inner Guide/ Painting Your Inner Wisdom.” Now I know this is a blog centered around my photography, but I dabble in other media as well and there’s no reason why painting lessons can’t apply to digital photography. Read More