I am back in Texas, and I finally got around to shooting again. These images are of my roommate Bre around our house and backyard. I am trying to challenge myself more by doing a shoot once a week. It sounds stupid, but I am hoping it will keep me from getting into a slump of not trying new creative things.
Back in Tennessee and I'm in love with the weather and the scenery. My sister says no matter where you look in Tn there is a great view, and I completely agree. This impromptu shoot came about because of this state and the freedom I feel when I am here. Lately, I have been putting to much pressure on myself to make my social media appear perfect. Taking photos and exploring became less fun because of this self-applied pressure I have been putting on myself. I have consistently felt I needed to have a perfectly well-balanced feed and that weird burden is so ridiculous. Now that it's summer and I am back home my new goal is to make things fun again. So that's what I am going to be doing and posting. No more making things perfect but just making myself happy.
Unt, fine arts center, brought the architects of air show. It was an interactive exhibit that students were encouraged to walk through and spend time and each space. After a friend had done a shoot with me, I decided to to take my turn in the space and use it as a unique location. I shot my friend Racheal in two of my favorite super contemporary shirts. Hope you like them!
Photos from a day trip to Lake Murray to shoot new photos for the shirts I have been working on. I plan on taking some these photos and turning them into digital negatives that I will then expose on to t-shirts (coming soon). Going out and exploring has become a huge part of my photoraphic practice, with all this green its making it easier and easier.
Over spring break I got the opportunity to visit some of my closest friends in Miami. It was a much-needed vacation and the perfect week to shoot plants, the ocean, and my amazing friends. One of those friends started a great clothing brand called Super Contemporary. I highly suggest checking them out and buying a few shirts;). Hope you like the photos.
Finally getting around to posting the photos from a family vacation to Colorado that lead to my mom and I driving around an area of an elevation of over 10,000' and my head out the sunroof taking photos of everything that caught my eye. When we were not out skiing, snowboarding, or playing cards I took every chance I had to go in shoot. Hope you enjoy them!
With everything calming down in my life for a few days, I drove to Arkansas to see my family that I do not get to see as often as I like anymore. These photos capture little moments when I wasn't at my grandparents' house catching up with everyone. I took the time to go outside and hike to a place I had not seen since I was a kid.
The other day I asked my good friend Michelle to come out and do a shoot with me. After a small break from shooting this summer, it was great to get back into the swing of things. We drove around Denton stopping at a few places that I had always wanted to shoot. I tried to attempt at making digital look like film, using Katch Silva Presents. She is one of my favorite couple photographers. If you haven't seen her work, you should check it out.
Spent the day driving around Denton looking for new photo locations, found a few new spots that I want to shoot at soon. We drove around taking random rights and lefts attempting to get lost within the town we live in. Take advantage of the your town and explore it completely, look at all of its unique houses, businesses, and landscapes. Especially while you are in college and that town is just a temporary spot. Denton has so much character go explore it.
Took a break from summer school and went hiking at Turner Falls. We went there expecting to do a single trail and ended up doing three (approximately six miles). I took along my camera and shot the paths we took, some macro photos of flowers, and a few of the friends that tagged along. It is always nice to spend time outdoors with people you care about. I currently have a sunburn and more freckles, but it was worth it to go out and explore like I used to in Tennessee.
One of the many benefits of being a photography major is meeting other talented photographers. Today we set out for Dallas, and experimented with the skyline from a variety of locations. Using parking garages or even pulling over on the side of the road when a location was ideal, we were all able to capture a wide variety of images with our own unique perspective. The short trip ended with a dinner at waffle house where we were able to review the images and pick out a few favorites. I hope you enjoy.
Going home for a brief period gave me the opportunity to take some portraits of my sister and her boyfriend. Backyard sessions are made easy when you have a beautiful backyard, making it one of the few positives of my family moving back to Tennessee.