First of all
Thank you. I’ve received a lot of positive feedback and support on my blog and photography work over the last year from friends, family, and strangers who are casually stalking my Instagram, which, don’t get me wrong, I take as a huge compliment. I could apologize profusely for the blog post radio silence over the past two months, but why stumble awkwardly through internet apologies?
Where has the year gone?
Between working at Priime-- an experience that has been incredible and a constant source of inspiration so far-- taking care of my rascal of a dog, taking more time to be offline and physically present, and studying everyone else’s work around me, my online presence has admittedly dropped off a bit. As I immerse myself in incredible literature, I’m inspired but I simultaneously convince myself that I am not a compelling writer. As I shoot alongside other photographers who have produced stunning work, I shoot and edit endlessly but never am never satisfied enough to publish a damn thing. I try not produce work for the sake of rhythmically being in your face across all social media outlets. That’s not to say that doing so is bad at all— being top of mind, especially if you are your own brand and business, is crucial and necessary.
But it’s not so much how I usually operate. I want each piece to be as well-thought out as the next, but I also have the be more brave. There’s no way I can keep pushing forward if I hoard all my work to myself. I’ll bite the bullet, not worry to much about everything being impeccable, and push things out more quickly, et cetera. Promise.
Back to business
Let’s hit the ground running. I’m sitting on some edits and write-ups of the last travels I’ve done in 2015 from the tropical likes of Maui and Los Cabos to the more frigid landscapes of Norway, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, and Banff. 2014 was a hard year to beat as I clocked in 10 new countries within that 365 day span, but 2015 was incredible in its own right and was spent mostly in the mountains. Nowhere else I’d rather be.
2016 will be taking me to to more national parks around the US and Canada, back to some of my roots in Hawaii and Asia, as well as a few other locations I'm still hashing out. Can't. Wait.