Personal Projects

Black & White Magazine 2019 Single Image Contest Entry

The rush of the holidays are over and I am able to relax (a little bit). I'm finally checking out this magazine I was published in as one of my pictures was selected as a winning submission in the Black & White Magazine 2019 Single Image Contest Children category! It really is such an awesome feeling and honor. The image was shot using my Pentax 645nii medium format film camera, using Kodak 400TX film.

Location Scouting & an Impromptu Photo Session

Recently myself and two photographer friends went scouting for some new photo locations. I also recently just picked up a medium format Pentax 645nii film camera. I wanted to test some film and speeds and ended up having an impromptu photo session! I have to say, these pictures of Valerie with her oldest daughter Ava are absolutely precious. Enjoy!

Weekly Photo Favorites

I have been a little behind on this, but here are some of my favorites from the past few weeks. We've been incredibly busy between being away for a few weeks and then Belén's birthday in the beginning of the month (I will be creating separate posts from our trip to Arizona and from her birthday). I hope you enjoy!

Weekly Photo Favorites

Since I take more pictures then I actually post, I decided each week I will do a roundup of some of my favorites from the week. So here goes!

The first two pictures are from a foggy morning we had this week. The weather has been really awful here, whether it's snowing or freezing rain. On this morning the freezing rain gave way to a very late foggy morning, so Belén and I took a quick drive down the the docks near Jones Beach. The next few pictures are from another day this week when it rained, but in the late afternoon it turned out to be beautiful! We decided to take a quick trip to the park before dinner to enjoy the nice break. The last picture was from a birthday we attended this weekend. They came out with a bubble machine and of course the kids could not resist it! I purposely slowed down shutter to try and show some motion of Belén trying to catch the bubbles.

I hope you enjoy some of my favorites from this week!

Early Morning Winter Photo Excursion

I decided to be crazy this morning and got up early to go take some pictures since we had a snow & ice storm yesterday. I'm pretty sure it was maybe around 18 degrees out, and even with gloves on, I thought my fingers were going to fall off after 10 minutes of being outside! There was no ice covering on the trees as I was hoping for, but still got some nice pictures none the less. I just purchased the Portra Pack and Fuji Pro Pack Presets from Mastin Labs and I am in love! Even though I have not done a true film comparison yet, I used the presets on the images below and just by looking at them really brought back nostalgia from when I started shooting. Cannot wait to dust the old 35mm off and do a real comparison. Hope you enjoy!