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The Road Home

The Road Home

Taking the Long Way

On the way back from Vegas I decided to take my time and explore a bit of the scenery with what was quickly becoming my favorite color film stock, Ektar 100.  In was on this drive that I discovered what I hope to one day turn into a type of signature shot of mine, the Portrait Landscape.

 "Tranquility" - Somewhere between Vegas and LA, 2014

"Tranquility" - Somewhere between Vegas and LA, 2014

Something about leaving so much room for the sky in a landscape photo really puts our existence here into perspective.  We all like to think we're larger than life, but just look up at the sky next time you need a reminder of exactly what life is.  The effect is humbling to say the least.  And don't you just love that natural blue gradient?  Ektar is an incredible film.

This was a peaceful drive, a nice way to unwind from the crazy birthday weekend at Life is Beautiful and prime myself for getting back into the hustle when I got home.  The year's winding down, and 2015 is starting to look particularly promising...

Damn I love that Ektar blue.

Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

It Was A Memorable 26th Birthday To Say The Least...

Something always told me I wouldn't like Coachella very much.  I can't quite put my finger on it, but once I figure out what it is I'll let you know.  In the meantime, I got all the music festival I could ask for and then some at this year's Life Is Beautiful.  

AGoodSign

For those of you who haven't heard of it, which I can only imagine is most, Life Is Beautiful is a music, food, and arts festival in Downtown Vegas that's only in it's second year.  If you think that means it can't draw the lineup of some of the big boys, you'd be mistaken.  Greatly.

Kanye West, Outkast, Foo Fighters, Lionel Richie, The Weeknd, The Roots, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex (who despite having never heard his music before, puts on one hell of a show), Little Dragon, Phantogram, and the list goes on.  Way on.  Needless to say, after a rather unspectacular 25th birthday last year, I certainly did 26 right.  Wasn't going to make that mistake again.  Just as the clock struck 12, Outkast reached the middle of their set.  

Now that's a birthday.

Of course, I couldn't leave Vegas or the festival grounds without getting in a few street photo sessions as well.  It's actually a great way to spend your time in Vegas if you plan on leaving there with the same amount of money you came with...