My Summer Through A Lens

As the summer season winds down I cant help but look back and realize that the summer of 2017 was possibly one of most challenging times in my life. Stressed with life, friends, and constant travel I felt a bit lost, however I continued to take pictures the entire time. Today I went through all of my summer photos and picked the five that mean the most to me. 


I was on a solo trip when I found this old abandoned motorcycle next to a tree behind an old barn in Hill City, Idaho. I fell in love with this photo because it breathes new life into an old and forgotten machine. Who knows how many miles were ridden, memories were made, or places were explored on this motorcycle. For a brief moment in this photo she's no longer dead.

I was on a solo trip when I found this old abandoned motorcycle next to a tree behind an old barn in Hill City, Idaho. I fell in love with this photo because it breathes new life into an old and forgotten machine. Who knows how many miles were ridden, memories were made, or places were explored on this motorcycle. For a brief moment in this photo she's no longer dead.

This photo was taken in a coffee shop somewhere in Portland after Huy Lam and I had been walking for miles in the rain (I know classic Portland). I love this shot because its sums up my summer pretty well. I've got coffee, my phone, my laptop and I'm in a place that isn't home. This summer I was on the road a lot and it definitely took it's toll on me. 

This photo was taken in a coffee shop somewhere in Portland after Huy Lam and I had been walking for miles in the rain (I know classic Portland). I love this shot because its sums up my summer pretty well. I've got coffee, my phone, my laptop and I'm in a place that isn't home. This summer I was on the road a lot and it definitely took it's toll on me. 

I took this shot on my flight home from Houston, I had flown home for a few days to go to the funeral of  a friend who had passed away. I had to say goodbye to someone who was very influential to me and within all of that I realized home isn't really home anymore. The whole trip is still so weird to me.

I took this shot on my flight home from Houston, I had flown home for a few days to go to the funeral of  a friend who had passed away. I had to say goodbye to someone who was very influential to me and within all of that I realized home isn't really home anymore. The whole trip is still so weird to me.

Have you met Ted? This summer Ted has consistently pushed me to take better photos. Whether we're looking for an abandoned miner's shack on a mountain or being eaten alive by mosquitos in a marsh Ted is always willing to explore new places. 

Have you met Ted? This summer Ted has consistently pushed me to take better photos. Whether we're looking for an abandoned miner's shack on a mountain or being eaten alive by mosquitos in a marsh Ted is always willing to explore new places. 

This shot means a lot to me. I had the pleasure of getting to do photography for J Boog and Iration on their summer tour with Slightly Stoopid. Getting to work backstage with two of my favorite bands was amazing. I got countless incredible shots and its a night I'll always remeber.

This shot means a lot to me. I had the pleasure of getting to do photography for J Boog and Iration on their summer tour with Slightly Stoopid. Getting to work backstage with two of my favorite bands was amazing. I got countless incredible shots and its a night I'll always remeber.

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