Winding down the end of the year focused. Treat right now like its 2023 already. Stay ahead of the curve. Much like this photo I suggest prioritizing yourself and casting that sucker into the the new year. This is the last blog post of 2022. Got more content and series in the works for 2023. Stay tuned for one more final Thursday Track going live tomorrow. Appreciate all the love.
And we’re back to it! Pardon last week’s intermission. Been a busy end of the year as I get ready to kick off 2023. Got some exciting things in the works for everyone.
With the sun setting at 4pm you got to make the most of the sunlight these days. Been loving the weekend sessions as of late. Working on putting together more skate content. This was taken the other week while exploring some hidden haunts my buddies knew about. Crazy some of the places a piece of wood will take you. Missions like these bring back that feeling of being a kid again when you first started skating. For the sake of not blowing out this area I’m going to keep this location unknown. (Side note don’t ask me, I couldn’t tell you how to get here if you paid me.) If you know, you know.
Living so close to the coast is always such a trip. Winter always brings some interesting weather. I always heard the term for years “a blanket of fog is coming in.” Well this particular day a blanket was literally coming to cover the South Bay. I had never seen the fog sit so low. Love the contrast between the incoming fog and the clouds above. Cool to catch a natural transition like this.
Hope everyone is having a great week! Stay tuned for another Thursday Track Vol. 6 tomorrow and more content to follow. Subscribe for updates!
For years I have been fan of urban shots at night. Something about all the lights and the constant chaos has always interested me. Every now and again I will catch myself wandering off for a second in a city environment. I like capturing quick little quiet moments during the night. Nothing fancy. Just a quick pause to take in the surroundings. Kinda my way of being “present” in the moment. I took this image a couple months ago on a hot August night in DTLA. Cool to capture a moment of peace in such a populated area.
This picture is a straight mood for me this week. At the entrance to Golden Gate Park there is a skate spot to the left called Waller Street. This day was a special session for me because we had a rare crew together for this trip. Nothing better than those moments. I snagged this shot right before we continued the afternoon around the city. A quick power nap was needed for some of the guys. If you have ever spent time in Golden Gate before you know how peaceful it is. You really can’t beat the cool breeze and the sound of all the trees. I wish I could of spent the day there today. Especially after yesterday’s festivities.
It’s that time of year again when everyone is on the constant move. As I was looking through my hard drive I came across an image that reminded me of traveling. This was taken from a quick overnight trip during the end of the pandemic. We took bird scooters out all night riding around the Gaslamp Quarter. It was crazy because majority of SD was completely empty still. Felt kinda like a ghost town. I had never seen the streets so desolate there. One of my camera lenses on my iPhone was cracked at the time but it created this effect with the lights. Not a bad little accident. Always fun when you get to experience familiar places in a different light. Good to shake it up once and a while.
Here is the second part of my Droste Series. These are my additional favorites. I enjoyed playing around with these images. Switching it up with this effect was definitely a learning experience. I will be sharing more series soon. Enjoy Part 2.
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For the first series I wanted to share a style of editing I have been messing with. Recently I have been interested in the Droste effect. Aka a picture within a picture. For years I have always been into mixed media involving photography but never really dabbled with this effect. After experimenting with several different images in my hard drive, I was able to narrow down a few of my favorites. When the image does work, I really enjoy how some of the lines naturally blend together. Enjoy part 1 of the series.
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When was the last time you ever stopped and took some time to just look up? Like truly stop and just stare for a second. I have always been a fan of the different perspectives you get. Most of the time it’s the same old thing or building you pass by daily. When I was younger, I was always told you can pick out a tourist if you see someone constantly starring up. I always thought how dumb that statement was because why miss taking in the new surroundings. Now a days everyone just stares down to their phones, so what’s worse? This image was taken on a recent skate trip to Santa Cruz. I have been on several trips there but this was my first time stopping at the pier. Never know what you will see these days. (Peep the fake person in the yellow sky glider.) So do yourself a favor and look around once in awhile.
Something special about linking up with the crew in SF. The energy, sights and sounds of that city is like no other. The amount of ground you can cover in an afternoon is pretty insane. I could low key write a book full of stories from living in that city, but that’s for another time. This day was a favorite because I got to show some of my LA friends the “wiggle” route to Dolores Park. Literally a zig-zag for blocks from the Panhandle to Church St. & 18th St.. A definite go to for any sunny afternoon in SF. Do yourself a favor if you’re ever in the city and make a pit stop at Dolo. Shout out to my SF family for always making trips to the city the best! Much love.
Side Note: Doesn’t this photo look like its out of Payday 2: Crimewave Edition from PlayStation? Am I right? If you don’t know what I mean, hit up Siri and ask. This image of Rudeboy (@i.n.c.rudeboy) was taken almost 1 year after the first Covid pandemic lockdown. His mask and fit are on point. A time when things were just beginning to open up and taking a vacation was still a big toss up. I love how this shot reminds me of those crazy months. A Moscow Mule and a nap will do the body wonders.