Some might not know this but I grew up a skateboarder. My childhood was spent collecting cuts, scrapes, and bruises all in the name of learning a new trick. At the time, it was something that was simply fun despite the pain it brought. Einstein defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I suppose its good that all skaters are insane because how would we have ever learned anything new.Read More
Exciting news. I have been honorably mentioned in the Assistants category for the 2014 APANY Photo Contest! Not entirely sure what a honorable mention means exactly (sounds like runner up) but my photo has been placed on the winners page so I'll take it!
The photo is from an impromptu studio shoot I did featuring friend and body builder, Louie Guarino. The shoot was planned and executed kind of last minute. I had the sketches in the book and the idea in my head but was waiting for a day to shoot it. One morning on a day off, I texted him saying I had the idea ready and jokingly asked if he wanted to to do it that afternoon (I was still in Newburgh). He said he could and so I quickly packed a bag, and raced down to the studio and we did the shoot.
I love how the shot came out. Apparently, so did the judges. I believe this is a testament to going out and getting something done. I wanted to wait for the most opportune situation when I had the perfect lighting schematic but sometimes, you just need to go out and shoot.
I finally bought a Fuji x100s after months of staring at it online. I wanted a camera that was small enough to carry everywhere and yet powerful enough to take quality photos. A point and shoot with muscle. The little guy performs great. The built in 23mm (35mm equivalent) lens has a leaf shutter and can stop down to f/2. Its quiet, discreet, and everything I was looking for. Here is a sample of the images I took this week with it.