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The October Whirlwind

It’s been a while hasn’t it? This is just a quick update. The short trips to Tucson and Las Vegas earlier this year were fun but this summer was spent saving money and just keeping my head down to work. During that time, I tried to practice getting better at my photography and Photoshop. Working with models and exploring the greater Phoenix area hunting for interesting locations. Practice at home to be better around the world. Summer lasts longer here in Phoenix but it was a quiet season until October 13th to the 23rd. It felt like I was never still. Not even when I tried to sleep. Even now, it’s been hard to get back into the swing of things but here we go. Continue reading


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Las Vegas 2018 Select Photos

It doesn’t seem to matter how many times I’ve been, if I have the time, and I’m invited to go to Las Vegas, I go. Especially when it’s just a 45 minute flight and I’ll have someone with me to photograph and video. This time I stayed at The Aria and had a Strip view room. The best Las Vegas hotel room I’ve stayed in to date.  Continue reading


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Tucson, Arizona 2018 Select Photos

This year, I’m trying something a new. A little more on that later because I’m still trying to get some things in place. Related to that, I went down to Tucson for an extended weekend. The first trip, I had gone with the intent of visiting the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum and eating at El Charro. This time around, I went for a different purpose but spent the entire trip in the downtown area and made another trip to El Charro. Continue reading


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150 Years, One Special Moon, One Strange Night.

I had heard a little something about this “once in a lifetime” moon that was going to appear on January 31st of this year. Some chatter at work, running on the treadmill and seeing the news report about it. I got home, took a shower, ate something, responded to some messages, and then wanted to relax. Leaving the moon in the back of my mind. Continue reading


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Chapala, Mexico 2017 Select Photos

Saying that you’re going to Mexico seems to frighten a certain swath of Americans. “The news said that Mexicans are (insert unfriendly adjective)!” No, calm down. This is my third time to central Mexico and Chapala and Ajijic are still some of the most beautiful and friendliest places I’ve ever been. My friends graciously offered that I stay in one their houses and even got most of my meals for free or at heavily discounted prices. As a bonus prize, I even played international wedding crasher for one night. One thing I do know is that Mexicans really know how to party. Continue reading