Penance

“Bless me Father for I have sinned. I’ve sinned so many times, that I’ve lost my way. I’ve spent countless hours on my knees begging for forgiveness but punishment is what I’ve received.”- Unknown

Enigmatic

Kamali Studios

I’m a big fan of silhouettes especially when I have an amazing sunset or spinning steel wool in the background. It brings a sense of mystery to my subject.

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand”- Neil Armstrong

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Unravelled Spirit

I love photographing people, especially when they know how to work the camera with their eye contact. There’s a story to be told which emits from the soul through a person’s eyes. There’s certainly a story behind these eyes.

“The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.”- Marcus Tullius Cossman

Enigmatic

I’m a big fan of silhouettes especially when I have an amazing sunset or spinning steel wool in the background. It brings a sense of mystery to my subject.

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand”- Neil Armstrong

My Journey

I’ve always been a thinker…sometimes I think too much! I analyze every little thing and dissect it piece by piece until it makes sense. Sometimes, or to be honest, most of the time, it never makes much sense. I’ve often wondered what this is all for. Life that is, the roads and paths that we’re put on, and choose to walk. The constant struggles, the tests, the tears, the heartache…there has to be a lesson in it all. Doesn’t there? I can’t fathom the thought of it all being for nothing. Quite possibly, it could be the simplicity of one’s faith and how strong it is. I can’t wrap my head around the question, “Why?” I can’t begin to describe the magnitude of how much blood, sweat and tears I’ve poured into my work, only to come up short. I have often questioned my faith and whether or not there really is a God. Then I look at my family, my children, my wife, and how many times something could have gone drastically wrong, but turned out okay. I hear the laughter come from my children, I read the biopsy report from the tumor removed from my wife’s head and see the words “benign lesion”, a son, who we thought was on the spectrum, has an above average IQ at 6 years old, we all sit down at the table for a hot meal and suddenly it hits me…I’m blessed.

My conclusion is every road, every path and every bridge I’ve ventured on, is that they will eventually lead me to where I am suppose to be as a photographer.

Kindred Spirts

Spent some time up in the Catskills last week. The Catskills is my home away from home. My Aunt and Uncle have this cozy little house on a dead end street way up near the top of a mountain in a little town called Pratsville. It’s where I go to escape reality and reconnect with myself, nature and photography. There’s something about being up there, surrounded by nothing but nature and wildlife that simply recharges your soul. In my opinion, nature is the kindred spirit to the human soul.

“Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~Albert Einstein

Black&White, Ying&Yang

“Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.”- Robert Frank

Jackie & Andrew

A while back I had photographed their maternity session and I absolutely love photographing this couple! The love they have for each other and their family simply emits from them. It was such a privilege and honor to be there, not only witness their vow renewal, but to photograph it for them.