When I travel, I have a steadfast rule that taking pictures is always sacrificial to the experience. In other words, the experience is the priority, and photographing what I’m experiencing is a happy consequence—not the other way around. Maybe that makes me a subpar photographer, or maybe it makes me an excellent traveler—I’m not sure, … Continue reading chasing sunsets in san diego
I just bought a new car. Okay, not new—a few years old with about 46,000 miles on it—but—to me, that’s new. I’ve never bought a car with less than 100,000 miles on it, riddled with rust and “quirky” noises, so—I’m pretty excited, and feel like I’ve got miles burning a hole in my pocket, so to … Continue reading new wheels / old adventures
One of the first of many road trips I have taken was from San Francisco to Baja California, Mexico, about 12 hours each way, several years ago now. I had just gotten my very first camera of my own, which arrived in the mail the day before we left, and I could not wait to … Continue reading baja california norte by jeep
Recently I was out shooting, as I often am, exploring a lesser-known neighborhood in Washington, D.C. called Brookland. I stopped on an overpass to take a picture of some train tracks in front of a giant brick building with “BROOKLAND” brushed across it in big white letters. “Excuse me,” I heard a voice behind me … Continue reading beauty in brookland
I’ve spent the last two years living largely out of a carry-on suitcase and a backpack. I think a lot about what that means. For starters, I think it means I own a house that’s overflowing with things I don’t need in Connecticut. It also means I sometimes fantasize about giving away all of my … Continue reading mccarthy, alaska
Maybe it’s because I’m always walking around looking at the world through a viewfinder, or maybe it’s because I’m impossibly oblivious, but a few days ago I quite literally stumbled upon the famous cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, and shot them for a solid 30 minutes before I realized I was … Continue reading NOWdestination: cherry blossoms d.c.
If you’ve ever been to Colorado, you’ve probably been to Denver. But if you have been to Denver, you have likely not been to the coolest neighborhood in town—the River North Art District. Truly embodying the definition of an up-and-coming neighborhood, River North, or “RiNo” as it’s better known (you know it’s a neighborhood on … Continue reading rino on the rise