Monday, September 29, 2014

San Juan del Sur

Earlier this month, I went down to Nicaragua to do some work on a reality show shooting in San Juan del Sur. I've spent a lot of time in Nicaragua (probably almost a year's worth of time) but never made it down to the south because I try to avoid touristy spots. I ended up having a great time and being blown away by the contrast from the north of the country, I may actually have to plan a surf trip there sometime (in the off season). 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Smart phones = Dumb people

I work in a field dominated by technology, and as a freelancer I live and die by emails, phone calls, and texts. That much is not really up for debate. However, I have been making an effort to try to spend less time worrying over the "fear of missing out" (FOMO). The goal is to continue to work, blog, and capture but to spend more of the time in between outdoors, reading, or doing something away from a screen. I've recently been encouraged by some great reads, such as:

"Reboot or die trying"
"Instant gratification"
"Nature connection will be the next big human trend"

This is more personal than what I usually share, but it is in no way a pledge/pact/philosophy, just an attempt to spend more time here:

And less time here:

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Laughlin, Nevada

I just got booked today to go back to Laughlin, Nevada for the third time and realized that I never edited these photos from my last trip there. The job is for Ford trucks and we shoot on a beautiful but scorching hot section of highway. I snapped these photos on my Olympus XA2 of the camera car and the surrounding area. 400TX might have been the wrong film for shooting in bright desert sun, but its what was in the camera at the moment and that's just part of shooting film. Unless of course you have a Hasselblad and multiple film backs... one day. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Flyin' Over the City

I think it's safe to say that this was one of my favorite days of work that i've ever had. The job was for channel 7 filming their news helicopter air to air and then recording stock footage around Manhattan. I rigged the camera in Long Island and then we flew over to the city, shooting for the afternoon and evening. Getting to see New York from such an amazing angle for so long (most helicopter tours are 12-15 minute and very expensive!) was mind blowing! 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Martha's Vineyard, Part 2

I've recently been dreaming about a shiny new Contax T2 to replace my Olympus XA2 (I know, I move fast sometimes) but this roll reminded me of why I love the XA. Small enough that you hardly know it's there, so easy to pull out and snap candid moments, and occasionally somewhat sharp. I'm taking a short break from film until I have my own apartment again, which is kind of strange but I have a big backlog to keep sharing so stay tuned for more.