I found these photos in the bucket of “things I need to post and haven’t posted yet.”
Happy Mother’s Day!
Last year I found myself at the Graffiti Park in Austin on the morning of Mother’s Day, doing a High School Senior photo shoot.
Afterwards I spent some quality time exploring this gem of an art zone, in the heart of Austin.
Enjoy the results —
Happy Mother’s Day!
Several weeks ago there was also a small, but unknown meteor shower. So small, in fact, that I’ve forgotten which meteor was causing the shower.
However, I did capture some stellar night photographs, with some beautiful (and well-timed) trails, both from stars and other objects….
I think this was 5 minutes or so, aimed at the sky behind my truck.
Trails – Red
I upped the exposure duration to 15 minutes, and in the last 30 seconds, a car drove by. I like how it turned out, though.
Trails – White
So having gotten the car in the last photograph, I figured I’d try again – to see if I could get a photo without people-interference. This time about a minute before the exposure ended, a truck drove through in the other direction.
In the end, I still think the photographs are amazing.
A few weeks ago I started photographing on a regular basis again, and wouldn’t you know it, I found myself in nature more than once photographing one of my favorite things….
I shot the last of these photos the day I happened to dislocate my knee cap, which is an adventure for an entirely different post….
Early last spring my friend Kevin told me to set aside a weekend in October for this big artist retreat that happens in the hill country.
A few weekends ago was that weekend, I went – and it was great to have a weekend to decompress, and to focus on the artist in me. It was truly refreshing, being in the middle of nowhere – with no pressure, no rush, hugely supporting friends (even if we just met hours ago), and an all-around atmosphere of art, and creativity.
I think I will have further words on the retreat as I process through it, but for now I leave you with the photographic evidence of the weekend….
Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing a promotional shoot for Bananarchy involving bananas, people and lots of joy.
You too can get your wedding catered by Bananarchy!
Now this man has some stories, let me tell you….
This year during SXSW, Hope Chapel and Christ Church held an art outreach event off 6th street downtown, called “The Wall Project at SXSW.”
As I heard about the project, it combined two of my big passions – the creation of art and reaching the city for Christ. So I signed up to volunteer for the project, both as a photographer and general-purpose volunteer.
I took many photographs (as you’ll see below) – I also shot some video, which I am hoping to cut together into a documentary-ish short about the project.