A new blog, a more refined direction, an awakened understanding, a new set of personal goals and a world of opportunity. It is these things that I imagine will define the writings to come and I’m so wonderfully excited to share them with you. Short thoughts, long meanderings and no idea what’s to come, but I will begin this new journal with the following:
Right here and right now, is where the first 30 years of my life have brought me and I’ve never been more excited about anything in the world. 5 years ago I moved across the country, North to South, and opted to pursue a new direction. As of today, a few things I can reflect on are a beautiful girlfriend (who is truly my equal and a partner in all parts of my life), an amazing dad, a younger brother who I am so incredibly proud of, two wonderful dogs (one of whom is pushing her nose up against my arm making this difficult to write without mistakes), the greatest friends in the world, and a developing life as a photographer.
There’s nothing in life that I find more rewarding than taking an honest, real and without a doubt “true” portrait of someone. I’m not talking about a posed smile for the camera, I am talking about a photo that captures every nuance of a persons character through their eyes, through their expression and quite simply, through them simply being. If every single friend of mine gave me the opportunity to photograph them in this way, I’d have very likely captured the most beautiful photographs ever taken. Truth be told, being my friends, I’d be incredibly biased, but all of their mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers as well as loved ones would likely agree.
Cheers to you, this new blog, and exciting things to come!
Life is can be truly wonderful and I hope to share some of that wonder with you.