Thursday, June 4, 2015

Day 2&3 ~ Indecision & Decision

I spent the majority of my Tuesday rank with anxiety. Nervous. I still wasn't sure what to do, or what to pursue. I kept my mind busy with simple tasks during the day. In the evening I went looking for photographs. It wasn't until late Tuesday when I found myself sitting alone in my kitchen, that I allowed myself to actually think. Reflect. An hour or so later, Wednesday morning, I purchased a one way ticket to Seattle. And with that exhale, I slept.

So the idea is beginning to take shape and the biggest hurdle of actually choosing one of these ideas to go with, is done. I guess a question you may be ask is, am I moving? The simple answer is, no. I'm going to go stretch my legs and my mind for a bit and live creatively .. authentically.

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On another note, Wednesday afternoon I had a chance to catch up with artist Sarah Davies at her workspace in Spenard. She told me of the place, an old abandoned church, a couple days prior when I bumped into her. I knew I would have to come see myself. Currently she is working on a project called, 100 Stone which you can check out here. It's set to be expressed in it's totality on December 5th 2015. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Day 1 ~ The Beginning

I quit my job on the day of my birthday last month. I couldn't tell you exactly why. It's just that I found myself standing so still all I could do was to take a leap of faith. And so here I am, I don't have great plan, in fact I mostly have rough ideas. But I have a commitment, to myself, and that's to love what I do and do what I love. So, this is the beginning .. of a new adventure. 

self portrait. downtown, anchorage. june 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Annual Studio Party ~


Stopped by the Annual Studio Party in Downtown this past Saturday. Got drunk and took photographs, a good way to spend a Saturday evening. // Downtown, Anchorage. May 2015


Friday, March 20, 2015

Where you invest your love, You invest your life.


Back at it, it's been a while! - This week I had a chance to catch up with Sarah and her soon to be 2-year old, Mickey. We met for a quick photo-shesh at the Anchorage Museum. After, I was left with thoughts of having my own kids, and all the cool and beautiful photos we would make over the years. Just a thought though..

Monday, June 24, 2013

zack.arias

I found  Zack Arias, back in 2011 when I was considering purchasing the new Fuji x100. The plan at the time was to buy the x100 to replace my much heavier Hasselblad for my project 'Hitchhiking America'. It was ultimately his blue-collar review of the x100 camera that turned me on to Zack's work and ultimately Zack Arias' story, a story that not only inspires me .. but a story I can relate too.

Zack Arias' story, which could be aptly titled 'from the bottom up', is a story about realizing your dreams through passion, hard-work, and perseverance .. even when those dreams seem completely out of sight. I can't say enough about positive things about Zack Arias, his work, or his willingness to share information.

The video below is a speech Zack gave in 2012 at Luminance. The talk intertwines the use of social media and the telling of your story, whatever story that may be.