Oh boy. It's been a while. I've been hustling and bustling and at one point my website disappeared. The past year and a half or so has felt like a blur. A lot has happened. I've grown a lot. My focus has changed a little.
I've had quite a bit going on lately - new full time gig, maintaining freelance work, and new friends to shoot with for personal work. It has been great but when stuff starts piling up, sometimes you just have to pick and choose what you need to focus on.
This is a new thing for this blog. Periodically, I'm going to put together a little post about an artist, photographer, person of influence, whatever. Right now I'm thinking it'll happen once a month, but once it gets rolling it might happen more often than that. The content will vary but it will mostly be people that are inspire my work - for whatever reason. I know that a lot of the people in my social circle are artists, but I also know that a lot of you are not. And, although I try and make my work accessible to pretty much anyone, I know that there are a lot of you that look at some of my images and think "What the hell's that all about." I'm interested in sharing the artists who inspire me and hearing from you guys about what you think about art/photography/design/whatever.
The image above is a stretch of road between Columbus and Mechanicsburg on 29. I have taken nearly the same picture over and over and over again. I keep taking that same picture, but each time I do it feels different. After the first couple trips between Columbus and Piqua, I noticed that the trip was transforming. There were tight turns that I took a little more gingerly, uncertain what the road would do next. After a while I stopped paying so much attention to the road and started to take in the landscape.
As I type this it is 11:49pm on Saturday, June 3, 2017. This totally will not be posted at 11:49pm on Saturday, June 3, 2017. I usually post on Wednesdays, and start sharing to social media and all that at around noon-ish. When I hear that test for the tornado siren, I know it's time. But, none of that happened this past Wednesday. Instead, a whole lot of other cool stuff happened.
When I get the chance, I always jump on the opportunity to photograph friends. Whether it is to document our relationship or a specific event or time, they are always the photos that I come back to the most. When you're having a conversation with someone and sharing a personal moment, it just creates the best atmosphere to show who that person is.