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Avocado Season – an Update

I wrote an article a while back for my One Shot series called an Avocado Baby where I talked about the avocado tree that I am growing from a pit of an Avocado from the tree I grew more than 15 years ago. You can read about that in my other article, Avocado Season. The… Continue reading Avocado Season – an Update

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The End of 2020 – My Favorite Photos of the Year and What I’ve Learned

The infamous year of 2020 is now drawing to a close and while a new year will be coming, a lot of things are going to bleed over into 2021. Unfortunately, a lot of it are things we cannot control. I try to stick to the things I can, otherwise my anxiety gets out of… Continue reading The End of 2020 – My Favorite Photos of the Year and What I’ve Learned

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One Shot with Aly – Election 2020

This election season was nuts. I think we can all agree on that, but that may be the only thing we all can seem to agree on. I have mentioned in the past that I grew up in a certain religion that didn't allow a lot of things, and one of those things was involvement… Continue reading One Shot with Aly – Election 2020

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One Shot with Aly – Remnants of my Father

When someone you love passes away and is suddenly no longer in your life, you're left with remnants of their life. Remnants of who they once were. Its strange to think of this irony that when you die you can't take things with you, but you do leave them behind, and sometimes they live on for you taking on a whole different value.

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Photography as Therapy

I decided to write this article because I mentioned on my instagram that I often took my cameras with me to appointments as a therapy camera. Kind of like a companion dog. I received many messages from people saying that they suffer from anxiety as well and they were going to give this a try.

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Testing Cameras on Location: Canon 7, Nikon F, & Kodak Premo No. 2

I’ve been feeling extremely tired lately I think from the medication I am on for Crohn’s Disease, and just from the disease in general. It’s been really challenging for me to go out in the summer heat to take photos. I can’t really explain the type of fatigue that comes with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It’s… Continue reading Testing Cameras on Location: Canon 7, Nikon F, & Kodak Premo No. 2

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One Shot with Aly – Pride Month

Think about having to come out to family, which is essentially announcing the way you chose to love another person. I would just like you to imagine having to fear holding hands in public, or to be told that God considers you to be evil.

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One Shot with Aly

Being a Floridian, the heat and humidity become so unbearable this time of year, not to mention the incessant downpours, that I will have to become really creative if I want to scratch that itch of taking photos daily. So I set up a black velvet sheet, with two light boxes, a tripod, and took many shots with some sunflowers.

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5 Photobooks for the Quarantine Life

In this uncertain and anxious time in our world right now, a time that will surely be in the history books in the future, we as film photographers and storytellers almost have an obligation to record what is going on around us. So I have decided to put together a list of 5 photo books that will hopefully help you to get motivated, and recording the world around you.

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The Fujica ST801 and My Dad’s Birthday

My dad passed away from a massive heart attack when I was eleven years old and although that is now 22 years ago, it is a loss that was burned into the genetic makeup of my life. It is a loss I still feel today. I have mentioned in my posts before that photography is… Continue reading The Fujica ST801 and My Dad’s Birthday