Friday, December 6, 2013

The Artist

This is my brother. He's an artist who is studying to be an industrial designer, while being a barista, and really just wanting to make movies. Good movies. He wears bow ties and rides his bike a lot and helps with youth theater productions. All around, he's a pretty rad guy, if you ask me.

I randomly photographed him doing his thing for a few minutes the other day and I rather like how these turned out, simply because they're real, honest, and of my brother. Recent events have made me realize how important it is to photograph the people I love, even when no one feels like it.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Field Notes

Some October & November frames...

F I E L D  N O T E S
 - ->> a study of observations and life lessons << - -

- Going to a coffee shop is almost always a good idea, especially after being at home most days of the week. People watching is fascinating, my work is usually more inspired by the atmosphere, I get to see my brother and sometimes friends, and coffee drinks are delish. (My cash stash says otherwise, though.)

- When some friendships seem to be dying, a little effort goes a long way.

- Six mile bike rides to a wide open space will do a soul wonders. Bring along some books and notebooks and an hour of peace and quiet will make everything better. 

- I need to spend less time watching people live life (ahem. Instagram.) and spend more time just living life. 

- Books are good. Enough said.

- Sometimes the coolest friends have been staring you in the face for ten years, but you just don't realize it until you sneak out to the trampoline in the the freezing cold during a youth retreat with quilts and blankets, and gaze at the clear country sky until 1 a.m. 

- There's no guarantee of tomorrow, so live today well.

- It's good to slow down, power off, and be in quiet. It's in the quietness that God often speaks.


Also, this video is kind of my favorite thing since sliced bread. I've been singing that song for a couple of weeks straight.