Tuesday, January 29, 2013

10 within 10

I have been wanting to do something different lately. I noticed I was really enjoying looking at black & white and monochrome photos. I then realized that most of them had a common theme – minimalism. This may be due to the fact that I am currently undergoing a wonderful journey into simplicity throughout my life. The misses and I are purging belongings that we don't use or need. I am reading more thoughtfully. I try to focus on one thing instead of multitasking. I am taking more enjoyment in the smaller things in life. Noticing the nothings. I suppose this is why I chose to give minimalist photography a shot. Pun intended. 

I recently had a great prompt to do this, with a topic entitled, 10 things within 10 feet. This turned out great, I think. Not all of the photos are minimalist, but they are more – shall I say – focused. (Again, pun intended.)

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


It has been a little bit, hasn't it, world? I have not posted any new content lately, due to a few reasons. I have been unhappy with my inability to plan my outings. Even when +Jake Johnson extended an invitation my way to go shoot the sunset, I was unable to make it. It seems as though I am always busy. This has to change. This will change.

I have been exploring a lifestyle change as well. Minimalism. Due to such, my wife and I have been purging a lot of our possessions. This is another reason that I have been unable to go out on shoots. I am hoping that by being busy now, I will make room for life in the near and distant future.

With this ideal of minimalism, I have been exploring minimalistic photography. I am quite intrigued. I always have been. Monochrome photography has always held a special place in me; I am always drawn to it. Now, I am determined to explore it.

And with that, I give you my first published monochrome photograph. It is definitely not "minimalistic," per se. It is, however, darling. At some point, my two year-old daughter was on the bathroom counter, and planted a big wet one on herself. Neither of us can figure out when she did it, but she did.