❄️WHEN TRAVELING IN WINTER.
I recently had a Seattle-Portland trip and overlooked one important detail. Northern Pacific weather is quite chilly at this time of the year (and pretty much all year round), and it can easily dry up my skin and even activate cold sores 😠
So a proper a lip care kit is a must-have when traveling almost anywhere in winter! I got mine from @AubioLifeSciences which you can find at your local #RiteAid#AubioLipCare .
🔜Video from Seattle is coming tomorrow!
❓Do you plan any travels this winter? Where to?
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📍Paso Robles, CA — Field of Light @ Sensorio: nearly 59,000 bulbs of solar-powered light. With the installation ending next month, I’m glad I was able to visit and walk amongst the mesmerizing lights. ✨✨✨
Friendly reminder from a hospitality industry worker for the holidays:
As many will be traveling and staying in B&Bs/inns/motels/hotels/resorts during the holiday season, I offer the few following suggestions:
1) “Hospitality” means: “the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers”. That means if someone working at a location you are at is friendly, they are simply doing their job. It doesn’t mean they want to sleep with you so your lewd comments or invitations are unwelcome. Keep that shit to yourself.
2) if you poop on the bed or vomit in the sink, maybe leave a nice tip for the cleaner who has to come in after you to handle your mess? 🤮 💩
3) Before leaving a bad review of a business, maybe address the issue with them directly so as to give them a chance to resolve it for you. While we may try to anticipate issues on behalf of guests, we aren’t mind readers and most of us are truly doing our best to give you a good experience. A single negative review spurred on by emotions can negatively affect a small business severely. While I agree, as a consumer, you have the right to your monies worth, simply asking for what you need/want goes a long way to helping hospitality workers accommodate your needs. I’m shocked at how many people say they had a great experience but turn around to give some negative feedback online. Don’t be afraid of telling people how you really feel or what you need! If you paid for it, you have the right to ask/request/etc.
I could go on and on but I think you get the gist. Let’s all help each other out in this human experience. And remember: everyone is doing the best they can with what they have.
Happiest of Holidays, my friends! 💝
Point Reyes Boatwreck is a must visit even if you're not a photographer. This is a photographer's playground any given time of the day.
I'll be posting B&W shots for the next set of posts until end of 2019. "Black and White is salt and pepper of colors, for life tastes bland without them". - Vikrmn
In a few months, these rolling hills that are golden brown for most of the year will transition into the most vibrant shades of green. It’s my favorite time of the year here in the Sierra foothills, but the greenery doesn’t persist for long under the strong California sun.
After experiencing an abundant snowfall last Friday, I went for a double and drove back up on Sunday 😀 However, it rained the entire day, so I just threw on my rain gear and made the best of it... 🤷♂️ Thats what I get for not checking the weather! 😂 I’m glad I had my friend “Happy” @miketoffey with me to keep my spirits up 🤙 Hell, we even went sledding in the slushy snow - it was incredible! See for yourself, I posted the video in my story! 📸
"Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room"⠀
This shot is from my archives (July 2017).⠀
It was my first editorial shoot I did for a local magazine, @lajollalifestyle⠀
Looking at this picture I took almost 3 years ago, I see things that I would do different now, but I'm more proud of myself for how much I've grown in that time, with my work and just in general. ⠀
I am 💯 self taught and have always kept my head down, always humble and kind of kept quiet with my work.⠀
But I realize that my work brings a lot of joy and even peace to a lot of people-so this past year I've been shifting my business a little bit, working on a lot of different new projects. ⠀
I'm very excited to share a few exciting things coming in 2020. Stay tuned....⠀ #Zemina#myfirsteditorial#workhardstayhumble#lajolla#portrait#editorialphotography
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Start with 14k peaks, mix in a heavy portion of snow, throw in a pinch of clouds and mix until you have wintery awesomeness... Winter really does bring out the big kid in me — but how can you not be giddy about a view like that?
If you look closely you can see where the river flows in the distance as the fog flows in a similar direction down the canyon. What a beautiful morning it was!
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Mad River sunset reflections.
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It's Christmas in America, 1969. The moon landing living room in the Apollo 11 exhibit at the Richard Nixon Library has gotten a fun Christmas overlay! My contribution to the museum? Perfectly wrapped presents 💁♀️
A glorious night out shooting with @posesawkwardly; our mental energies and united beach shooting auras combined to offer a God's sacred moment for shooting the first great fire in SB for sunset season. Obviously, we gotta shoot together more often. I couldn't hit the shutter fast enough.
Great things are on the horizon.
I am fixen for changes, ruckus, unbounded changes. I've got much of my life situated and gleeful, but there's still so much left to get in alignment.
This upcoming trip to Utah couldn't happen at a better time. Perspectives on all this life here, I need it. I need a healthy dose of pure creativity.
Song of the Day: Jamie XX - "Gosh"
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• L O S • A N G E L E S •
When photography came into my life, I was in a different state of mind. I had been running on empty for years. Maybe decades. It took awhile for the art to emerge in photography, all I saw was the craft. The only professional photos I had known at that point were classic icons, people shooting for Nat Geo, images of great landmarks, always with film and always in the fully committed romantic sense--big heavy gear, long developing timelines, medium format equipment and so on. I arrived late in the digital world, though had made images for years prior. The idea of "photographer" seemed all the more questionable in an era where everyone owns several cameras and how easy and ubiquitous editing software is in the gram age.
The thing about photography is that even though it's a medium basically implying sharing, the real truth is in its intimacy. Almost every great photographer I've met has begins their history with how much they love taking pictures for themselves. It occurs to me that if it's a passion, then it needs to be personal. It can't be anything else. It has to start with you.
And like any art form, if you're honest with yourself, the output reflects the real you without any effort. It's that intimate. And that's how I fell in love with taking pictures. Hell, being creative in general, it's more than photos. Being with anyone who has a deep and meaningful relationship with any passion has this glint in their eye. They understand there's more to living than simply making money and buying things. That it's within the circumstance of great experience that imbues us with creativity. A full spectrum. All the mania, darkness and everything between is the real palate. That, in creating we find a deeper meaning for living and facing all the intimate emotions that launch our insides upon the medium.
Song of the Day: CRV - "Ghost"
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