LS6A7545 on Flickr.
Peru + Bolivia / a Stop-Motion Journey
LS6A7486 on Flickr.
This was taken after seeing Iron Man 3 at the new theatre near my house. There was another photographer out with us.
I had a thought about image.
Had he not had a camera, we would have still been able to pick him out as a photographer. The kid had put work into getting that artsy photographer look. He had two models with him, both conventionally attractive. I asked my friend if I looked like a photographer, she looked at my grey college hoodie, jeans, and nike shoes and replied, no. I shrugged and we went to get my camera gear. I threw my straps across my chest. travel tripod and bag over my shoulders. I was shooting with borrowed 5D mark III. I felt like iron man and my gear was my suit. At this thought I thought to all the times in the movie when Iron man had to fight without his suit, how for the majority of the film his suit didn’t even work. I decided, I know I’ve earned something is when I could do just as fine with out it. Without a the money and suit, Iron Man is still Tony Stark and that was enough.
Lord of The Flies on Flickr.
Road Bike on Flickr.
Belle Isle trip 2 days before I leave RVA for fairfax.
LS6A7417 on Flickr.
Back in Fairfax and visiting one of my favorite spots.
Dirty Dave on Flickr.
On a whim, I decided to call up a taxi and go on a night shoot. Ended up befriending my taxi driver named Dirty Dave. We shared life stories and he showed me some amazing places to photograph Richmond.
Dirty Dave was waiting in his taxi at the bottom of the hill. With the fair meter running my muscle memory kicked to a high gear and I felt like my hands and eyes were operating on completely different brains.
After a few shots I ran as fast as I could down the hill, jumping over tall grass and large rocks to meet Dirty Dave.
I jumped in his taxi completely covered with sweat, out of breath, and clinging to my tripod, but with the biggest smile on my face.
Dirty Dave looked at me and said, “keep putting your heart towards what you do, I haven’t seen any of your photos, but I can just tell from attitude about it all, you’re going to go far.
This was the last photo I took in Richmond before I left the next morning for Fairfax.