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Sk8 Projects

Photographing skateboarding is hard. I had no clue as to how hard when I first started. When you don't know the names of the tricks or how they are supposed to look it makes it even harder.  (Although, I have to wonder if it is even harder if you are a skateboarder. Would you be thinking "I can do that"? Or "I wish I could do that."? ) The action on the board means sometimes having to put yourself in spots that may be a little dangerous. I have had more than a few rogue boards come in my direction, some making impact. But as long as it isn't my face, I guess I won't complain! You never know what a skateboarder is going to do and sometimes they even change it up as they do it. I have learned to expect the unexpected and that sometimes what my idea for a great shot and what makes a great shot for a skateboarder are two different ideas. Always trust the skateboarder and what their vision for the shot is. If they think they can do it better, they will most d

Black and White

My Mom had photos albums that I used to drag out of the closet all the time to look through. Her black and white photographs were just always my absolute favorite things in the world. Through her eyes I developed a love for all photographs in black and white. 

People in black and white? Love.
Landscapes in black and white? Love.
Abstract concepts in black and white? Love.
Object in black and white? Love.

So much of yourself, your ideas and your awareness of the world can be brought into a simple black and white photograph.

Mom, Thank you for teaching me how to love photography and for how to love a good black and white photograph! I wish you were here every single day. There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss you, your laugh and all that you brought to this world. You were and will always be one of my favorite people ever.