March Snow Brings…April Sun? Please.

People in the northern hemisphere consider March 20th or 21st to be the official start of Spring. And sure, it is. Technically. How does one say “It’s springtime!” when there is a foot of snow outside and it’s sleeting so hard that you can’t see more than 20 feet ahead of you? Oh, if you’re in denial, right.

It’s not spring. Stop calling it such. To solve this problem, come April (in just a couple hours), I’m leaving. Not permanently…just for a bit. First up is work in New Jersey. Just kidding–you thought that was leaving? No, I’m going to Chicago. It’s always warm there. Okay, but seriously, after that, and after work here in New York, I’m getting my butt over to Los Angeles for some warm weather, hiking, and camping. It’ll be Joshua Tree time!

Remember this?

Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

Yeah…it’s time to go take more photos like this, or (hopefully) even better. I’ll be in JT National Park, and then LA, and then likely back up to my second home in San Francisco/Bay Area. I’ll be doing several shoots around the desert and city, so it should be fun and finally creative!

The waterfalls here are pretty, and the ice is too, but I’m ready to not be shivering most of the day. You?

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Why Did I Return to the Land of Snow?

In a move I question…well, yes, every single time I return to New York post-trip, I’m once again stuck in the snow, out shoveling, feeling cold, and wondering why I’m not photographing in a place with good old-fashioned sun.

We’re not in not Kansas anymore, kids. The highlight of the month in terms of photography was again the C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Programs) event in New York City, as well as a trip to the Berkshires during which we snow-hiked, walked on a lake, and cooked tons of (warm) food. Hot cocoa played a big role.

Since I’m probably never going to be my funny self on here anywhere in the near future, I’ll just keep posting updates and photos for the occasional glimpse.

Yes, I stink.

New Zealand, Los Angeles, New York, and Lots of Food

In today’s tight-lipped update, I’ll say that I’m still exhausted from weeks of hiking in New Zealand, eating in Los Angeles, and working in New York. Apparently I only travel to dual word places. Anyhow, I literally was on boats, buses, trains, planes, cars, and armadillos in the past 31 days. Minus the armadillos. I was only piggyback riding on one. It was full of so much food (the good food in LA, not NZ…puhlease), and some great hiking, and many stories. Did I mention I went to Cirque du Soleil, too? Well, I’ve got some tight deadlines but will post a few photos from this month’s adventures.

 

I’m Headed to New Zealand!

I’m excited to say that I’m headed to New Zealand for the New Year and much of January! I’m not solo traveling this time, but going with a very good friend of mine. We’ll be hiking, visiting some friends of mine, hiking, camping, hiking, road tripping the whole time, hiking, and hopefully seeing amazing views. I was asked to photograph the Times Square Ball Drop again for New Year’s Eve 2018, though I believe New Zealand is a decent excuse to not be working.

Update: Here in New Zealand on the North Island it’s not too shabby! This is the Blue Pools. My dream. And yes, this is completely unedited–it’s really this green and aqua. Yaaaaas. More to come at some fictional point in time!