I was so bummed when I was in D.C. last month that I wasn’t able to visit the National Portrait Gallery to check out the exhibit: Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 because of the government shutdown. Thanks Trump.
Today it was balmy 24°. Rarely does it snow in Seattle. However, the last two years we’ve gotten a few inches, just enough to shut down the city. Theo’s first snow was on Christmas Day last year, a White Christmas, no big deal.
Ever since our son Theo was born I’ve been shooting with intent, documenting our days. It’s true with kids, the days go by slow but the years go by so fast. Theo will be two years old this summer, see what I mean? It’s been awesome capturing these moments over the past two years. While I value these photos now, I can’t wait to look at them with my son 10, 20, 50 years down the road. I’ll get around to sharing these photos I’ve been making of my family on this blog, but in the meantime I want to keep them to myself just a little while longer.
Document your days.
Always be curious. Always be diggin’ in the crates.
Los Angeles, CA | iPhone 7 Plus
This photo was taken last summer at the conclusion of a trip to Los Angeles. Me and two really good friends, whom I met via Flickr nearly a decade ago while I was living in Washington, D.C. decided to meet in L.A. for the sole purpose of making photos, and hitting the refresh button creatively speaking. Shout out to Yonas and Ed.
During Flickr's heyday, I attended a few Flickr meetups in D.C. where I was fortunate enough to make lifelong friends (like the two that I hung out with in LA) and it was an avenue for me to meet other photographers. Through Flickr I was able to show my work to a larger audience and lucky enough to get noticed to be invited to show my work at local exhibitions and gallery around town. I still pinch myself when I tell people "Yeah, I've had my photos on exhibit in the nation's capital"
I write all this to say, that Flickr will always have a special place in my heart. It's where sharing photos online really started for me. It's given me something that Instagram never could, and that's the true feeling of nostalgia, real friendships.
I'm coming back to Flickr, but sometimes I feel like I never left.
Stay shootin', shoot for self.
Commuter views. stepping off the 77 Express Bus at 2nd and Cherry.
I haven't shared photos much lately. Mainly because I’ve been documenting my family and I’ve refrained from sharing photos of them online, especially our son. I don't know why, am I being too paranoid? In this day and age there are just some things I'd like to keep for myself. Nonetheless, document your days and share them with the ones you love.
“Dialed In” an iPhone project in the making. Since I’ve become so disenchanted with Instagram I need place to post my iPhone images. Figure here is as good a place as any.
Let’s see where this goes.
Wrote mine down, so they must be legit, right? Check back in late 2019, ha!