Joshua Tree & Big Bear, CA.
[audio:http://hughforte.com/blog/audio/sanfrancisco.mp3] Ahhh, what do you even say? 2013 was pretty neat. Mountains, deserts, oceans, up and down the West Coast, a little Midwest, a stop in the South, a European leg... It's a beautiful world out there.
This sort of journal entry would be entirely incomplete without expressing a huge thank you to my clients for inviting me along and allowing me to photograph these stories. I had a heck of a time, and I can't wait to make some new friends and some more pictures in 2014.
I spent a couple days in Montana with some friends earlier this week.
This is a beautiful world and I know some extremely talented people.
All images were captured and processed with an iPhone & VSCOcam.
Holga / BSD x Fuji 400H
.So, I've gone and done it. It took all too long in a number of different ways, but I've just published a few portfolio galleries. You'll find a collection of some of my favorite images from over the last year or two. Now that the ball is finally rolling, I'm hoping to keep things updated over there somewhat frequently, so feel free to check back in every once in a while.
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Thanks for looking.
Bali was incredible. This was only like 8 seconds of it.
Yeah, I know.
I married the girl of my dreams on Saturday.
It was the most incredible day of my life. So much joy. laughter. raw, real love. Words fail me often, but never before like they do right now. I suppose that's another reason I'll always make pictures.
Tonight we board a plane bound for adventures on the other side of the world, so I won't be around to return emails and what not until we get back on the 27th. Thanks in advance for your patience. See you around.
When something like the recent disaster in Haiti goes down, it's kind of my thing to "ooh" and "ahh" and pity the lost and broken, and then do nothing about it. That's heavy. Thankfully, I've found myself in communities that inspire action. This time, it's Switch Cities - a handful of wedding photographers from around the world. We've posted a number of prints to the blog and set up an auction to raise funds for the relief efforts in Haiti. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to charities active in Haiti right now.
This is a great opportunity to help ease the suffering in Haiti, and you'll wind up with some amazing artwork while your at it. Take a look, place a bid, and tell your friends. There is something we can do. Thanks for looking.
Sara and I went to the Getty yesterday.
It's just that I don't really think we're much for art. The exhibits really are something, don't get me wrong, but I have a hard time locking in and paying attention past the first three or so pieces of any given gallery. Blame it on the ADD. We all have it, right? Sara did a lot better job than I, until one of the museum attendants had to ask her stop spinning and sliding on the hardwood floor. Like I said, I don't really think we're much for art. Regardless, the Getty itself is right up my alley. I could spend all day wandering the grounds. The fierce aesthetic of the place matched with the human element about it just gets me. After ducking in and out of a couple exhibits, I had my chance to wander for a bit. This was a little of what I saw.
Airport blog! I type this from somewhere between Gate 63 and Jody Maroni's Sausage Kingdom while waiting for my flight to board. I'll be in Europe until 3/23, but in the meantime, please direct all inquiries through the connect form on this blog or to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks for checking in. Au revoir, amigos. This image doesn't have a whole lot to do with Europe, but blogging without a picture is bad form.
I just got home from a little trip up the coast with some friends. I love the slow pace of these trips. I love what a lack of connectivity does to my priorities. I love watching what becomes important. Here are a few frames from the road.