above: Atlanta as viewed in the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Atlanta GA.
Back at the end of April, Sara and I took a road trip. We took a little over a week and drove from New Hampshire to Atlanta, Georgia and stopped at various places on the way down and way back, but, secretly, I used the trip as an excuse to drive down to meet photographer Zack Arias.
I’ve been writing for DEDPXL now for a while. Zack is kinda my boss; he pays me every time I write an article for them. I try to be very delicate and not over-mention my affiliation with Zack or DEDPXL, because I don’t want people to roll their eyes and get annoyed. I try to be very careful to not be that person who tries to drop names all the time and hook themselves onto other successful people. It’s a balance. I’m over the moon to work with him and be part of his tribe, and to have him think that I’m a voice that needs to be heard. But I try to not let that carry me. I try to be realistic. But it’s pretty flippin’ awesome and sometimes I still can’t believe that I get to be part of his team of DEDPXL creatives.
Anyway, I tried to meet up with him last year at PhotoPlus, but I got the PhotoPlus plague and had to come home early because I got really sick. So, I figured, maybe I’m meant to go to him instead.
So we packed up the car with only a lose plan and figured we wing it as we drove down.
Read lots more and see lots more pictures after the cut:
Once again I got hired to photograph content for the Hippo’s Best Of issue for 2015.
This time, I played my nepotism card:
This is Roscoe and Bruno Ceaser (my parents dogs). They got some loving and featured in a few pages of the new Best Of. Look at Roscoe rocking a bow tie. Such a fashionable little guy!
It also once again shows me what a great little camera the Fujifilm X100 is. I spent a solid week going all over Merrimack, Nashua, Hudson, Concord, Amherst, and other parts of Southern NH photographing various businesses for the issue. I brought a gear bag with me that had my DSLR and just for the heck of it, I tossed the X100 in the bag as well.
To my surprise, I used that little camera more and more as the week went on. In the end, I think the best images I took that week were taken with the X100.
I’m not switching over from my DSLR’s, but gosh darn if this little camera doesn’t make assignment photography fun.
If you are local to the Manchester/Nashua NH area, pick up a glossy Best Of 2015 wherever the weekly Hippo is found.
Congratulations to all of the winners for 2015.
I can’t wait to see who wins next year!
A fridge full of Polaroid film is just so tasty! And fresh!
Chole is the daughter of a friend. She’s into theater and as she graduated high school, wanted some fresh, updated head shots that she could hit the ground running with.
Look at her. She’s adorable. Adorable!
What better way to customize a camera bag than by throwing up colorful NERDness all over it.
Celebrate your geek, however you want.