Whether it was the plane flying over every six minutes or the homie whipping the scooter past the quarter million dollar Bentley, the streets of SD were always in motion and I was always clicking. Here are some of my favorites of San Diego on the move.
I'm in between lens purchases right now while my go-to is out of order, so I had the challenge of shooting a family session this week on the one lens I had left that actually works, which is an old Canon 50mm from the 80's. And because I'm using an adapter to use it with my Sony, it's only able to shoot on all manual settings, all manual focus, and because it's fixed at 50mm, no zooming either. It's not anything heroic but shooting a kid that won't sit still for more than a quarter of a second it can be quite the task to keep him in focus. I had some luck though and now I'm considering shooting the whole Night Market with it, which as far as giving yourself a challenge goes, would be the equivalent doing a Ragbrai day on a unicycle. I'll think about it. Anyways, here are a few I'm happy with from the shoot, s/o Mo and Erica.
Very rarely does an idea come together as perfectly as this one did!! A huge shoutout and thank you to Taylor for absolutely killing it and to our friend Hailey for assisting on this shoot, I couldn't be happier with the results. And thankfully we don't have any wild story to tell, we were in and out with no issues. I can only hope this is the first of many collabs between us!
Last November I stopped in Madison on my way home from Milwaukee and was pleased to find out that the state capital building was open to the public on Sundays. It was already the most stunning builiding I'd ever been in, but when a lady decided to sing "Hallelujah" from the North Gallery balcony it almost brought me to tears. I'll never forget. God that place is beautiful.
With Cloudgate aka "The Bean" being one of the most photographed spots in America, I wanted to make sure I was there early enough to have it to myself for a couple minutes to try to put my own spin on the iconic sculpture... so I set my alarm for 4:45 am haha. I wish I had a dope story about how security let me in there early but they made me come back at 6 when it opened and I obliged, haha. Gotta pick and choose your battles.
It's a fiesta. On the river. 15+ years and running. Some of my favorite shots from this year's river fiesta.
These guys have hits for DAYS. Jesus.
Thousands of NewBo Evolve attendees were treated to great shows from both The Wallflowers, who I used to listen to like a maniac when I was 11, and Kelly Clarkson who I didn't listen to until 2 weeks ago (and now I can't stop, she was unbelievable.) The entire Friday evening was an excellent kick-off to the first annual festival celebrating music, arts and inspiration, and was great look for CR. (UPDATE 8/24/18: ...I guess they lost a few bucks) No photo pass or anything these are all stick-and-move shots I was able to get off while on break from slangin' slices for Need Pizza. I love those guys.