"It’s baseball the way it should be played; I hope they never tear it down. I hope they keep refurbishing and renovating Wrigley Field forever. I’ll know wherever I am that I played third base for 14 seasons there, for the love of the game and for the love of ivy."
-Ron Santo 1993
excerpt from the autobiography For Love of Ivy
Downtown Couples Session // Chicago
(THE) David Byrne // Bonnaroo 2013 // Which Stage
cant believe it’s been 5 years since i took this.
but i love the way it lights up at night.
When I tell people that Omaha is one of my favorite places to visit, they look at me so strange. Because, obviously all that Nebraska has is land and corn, right?!
anyway. i’ve been blessed enough to see Omaha in the middle of winter and the middle of a hot summer. I fell in love instantly. Granted my opinion is stated on staying within the downtown area and the riverside but its just beautiful. I love how vintage it feels. Every area holds something beautiful. And not to mention, the people there are so nice. I love Starbucks, but I love that theyre not everywhere in downtown Omaha and it makes you go into Scooters, and fall in love with that also.
I can stay there all day and just take it all in. The Old Market, the Joslyn Art Museum and of course that CASTLE, ugh.
5th birthday pictures
winter themed engagment photos
One of my favorite artists is Jack White (of The White Stripes fame.) In a documentary about the electric guitar, The Edge (U2), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) and himself talk about what got them into the guitar and so on and so forth. When it came time for Jack to tell his story, he mentions he got his first guitar at a thrift shop as payment for helping someone move. He then goes on to mention that he purchased one of his first electric guitars at a Montgomery Wards (equivalent to a Sears) for like $50. To this day, he still plays it. A $50 guitar. Only guitarists or musicians would realize it isnt an expensive brand guitar, but when he starts to play it, this $50 guitar, you cant even tell its so much less expensive than the other ones he uses. It conveys the same message and talent he has. The talent is what makes that guitar sound like a million bucks.
That is my inspiration. I’ve never had a lot of money. My first camera was purchased back in 2006. A Nikon D-50. My dad was so happy to give it to me. To this day it is the camera I work with. I look around at so many people with better cameras than I and I think to myself, “They have a better camera, why approach them about my services?”. My sister said it best, they dont have my eye for a photo. Not every person has the same eye for anything. Someone may have a better camera, but the message and talent I convey with my D-50, is what makes me, me.
I aspire to capture memories for everyone. That my photographs be looked at everyday by passing and bring a smile to someone’s face.
I want to capture memories that will last a lifetime and that tell a story.
That is what I hope to bring to you.
Peace & Love,