Through the Glass

In New York, will take pictures.

Through the glass window of the Megabus I was travelling on.

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“Juice Generation”
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“Groceries”
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“Lights”
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“Background Noise”
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“Rainbow”
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Snowy

For those of you wondering, yes, we are ok. Thank you for your thoughts.

Today was a day of experimentation, shot some water based photography, some self portraits, and went outside after it finished snowing. It felt good to wade through snow that reached my thigh, leaping like a puppy seeing snow for the first time (yes there are tracks to prove it).

Also continuing is my experimentation with black and white photography — which has definitely gotten me excited about photography again.

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Stormy
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Streets

Memories

Ah, the aquarium.

So, today, me and Juliette went to the New England Aquarium, and I’m confident in saying that it was one of the best adventures I’ve had in such a long time. I set a mental challenge to photograph the aquarium entirely in black and white, and I am quite happy that I did.

Black and white photography is an art form that I am still getting the hang of, but in a place like the aquarium, where the entire aesthetic is defined by a cool (greens/blues) pallet, black and white seems like an odd way to cover such a defined space. In the beginning, I was very scared of black and white, for the main reason that it seemed so far from the current reality of any scene that I was photographing. Black and white was old, a reminder of a lost time, with color being current and trending.

However, as my photography evolved and my attitudes towards photographing a scene changed, I found myself going back to black and white, on the grounds that color was so subjective and it determined the mood of the photograph so much more than the subtle details that made a shot interesting. Black and white eliminated all of that, focusing on the scene as it really was, paying attention to the detail and the mood of an expression or moment with such crystal clear clarity.

So, with a change in attitude, I shot the aquarium in black and white, and I can confidently say that this has to be one of my favorite photo-sets that I have ever shot and edited. I took the time, constructed each shot, changed the aperture and focus as neccesarry, with really telling results.

Edited on Lightroom.

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Marlin
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Flashes in the dark
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Sunny side up
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Pushing Through
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Sticking Together
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Reflection
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Freya
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Gliding
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Juliette
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Bubbles
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Strength
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Playful

10.09.2017: Old Friend

God, it feels good to be at home. Honestly, i couldnt have asked for a better day — it rained, my neighborhood was clouded with the mist and humidity — simply perfect weather.

I also got batteries for an old film camera my uncle gave me about 5 or 6 years ago and I finally got it to work, and its so exciting to open up a new world in photography guys [this basically means that Clark watch out — film is comming].

Met an old friend today, after a while. My neighbors cat, Max [at least thats what ive called him for 10 years] and I have always been close, becoming increasingly close over the last year since ive been in college and not been able to see him as often as i would like to. I was photographing in my backyard when I saw him napping on a black and white couch, and I called his name, out of excitement. He ran over, jumped on the cement ledge, and since my hand was on his side of the fence [he is on my neighbors side, and im on my side] and touched my hand with his paw. I dont know, moments like that dont happen often, and i felt so humbled by the experience [ i didnt capture this on camera since it was so organic and wonderful].

But I shot some portraits of him.

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10.03.2017: Sunshine

Watch me rant again: got the incredible opportunity to shoot with Fiona today, and these photos man — im so proud of how they turned out. Honestly, she is such a real person — her smiles give me life, and we played around with hammocks, and catching the sunshine, and sunset, a little bit around Florence St. and the pickle factory, fences, just pretty much everywhere.

We just talked — I think Fiona is one of those people where its just effortless the conversations we had — it just flowed so naturally and I think I needed that to get back into the right headspace.

It was just amazing.

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