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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

New Year (2022)

January 1st is like resetting your phone or computer. It is the way to freshen everything and make things better. I feel that more than ever these days. I have cried and mourned so much this year. There have been some pretty awful moments and let me tell you, I packed quite a few awful ones in right before the end of the year.

I made a promise to myself that I would not allow those moments to ruin the new year. Of course, on this day I would find out Betty White, the beloved icon, had passed away. Betty gave so much joy to so many people. Her loss will definitely echo throughout the years. 

A new start also means 365 days to get things right. A healing journey does not happen overnight and that is totally ok. The point is to start somewhere.

I sat in bed and set intentions of what I want in this new year. It will get there. Slowly, but surely. I have faith in me. The only person I am in control of is me and I know what I want and although the path is not perfectly clear, it will happen.

Life is too short not to have hope!







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