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HereonEarth

Here on Earth

There’s been a lot of activity here on earth in 2013. Political upheaval, natural disasters, great celebrations and great loss. On a more personal level, it’s been a big year for me too. A big move, a new job, lots of new creative projects, a tad bit of travel, and an optimistic look at 2014. […]

2013

2013

If you hadn’t noticed, the year is already half over, how on earth did that happen? It’s been a busy one for me, I’ve made a move to San Francisco, started a new job, and been exploring my new surroundings whenever possible. I am currently doing a lot of design and video work, and will […]

island

Island

I never had the chance to visit our nation’s most exotic state until this winter. Hawaii is sometimes downplayed as “just another state”, but a string of tropical islands in the middle of the world’s biggest ocean is nothing to scoff at. Indeed, aside from the commercialization that any 21st century state has, Hawaii boasts […]

beach succulents

Small Moments

My favorite style of photo to take is the macro type. There’s something magical about close detail, and bringing it to life with a lens. Not that broad landscapes aren’t beautiful, but it’s the small moments I like. The fuzzy components, the texture, the closeness. Here are a collection of macro images I’ve taken in […]

coba

Mayan Ruins

I recently had a brief trip to the Yucatán, to the eastern-most Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It’s a sun-drenched part of the world, humid and lush, with a feel of history all around you. Traveling with a Mexican friend who knew the area, we explored some of the best food the peninsula had to […]

loutext

New Pal: Louie!

A new friend entered our life this month, and his name is Louie! He’s a Pembroke Welsh Corgi pup, and a great guy. As a lifelong dog lover, it’s been on my list for the last several years to get another dog. And after my mom recently came to Portland to visit, she convinced me […]

400feet

400 Feet Up

Flying is fun when you’re near to the ground. I’ve had the chance to take a number of helicopter trips in the past year, and recently went up near my parent’s home in western Michigan. Undoubtedly less colorful than a summertime trip, it was nevertheless exciting to zip over the places you know at 100 […]

yirweb

Year in Review

Another year gone by, we step into the future. As a videographer, I take a lot of footage throughout the year, and one perplexing question that results is: What to do with all of that video? A simple Year in Review, that’s what. Minimal editing, just a mix of shots and places and people and […]

WhoAmI

Who Am I?

In an age of crowdsourcing, freelancing, contracting and multi-tasking, it’s easy to feel like you’re juggling multiple careers. I often feel this way, and wonder how it affects me.  From a personal standpoint, the hard thing about narrowing down my own path has been my interest in so many diverging industries.  As a kid I […]

Congo

Congo/Infrared

The Congo. A tough place, indeed. In 2005 I briefly stepped foot across the border of Rwanda into this lush, dense, jungle land that is the heart of Africa. I was there doing humanitarian work, and it was exhilarating and tragic and real. I met strong Africans who told me stories of the violence and […]

island

Island

I never had the chance to visit our nation’s most exotic state until this winter. Hawaii is sometimes downplayed as “just another state”, but a string of tropical islands in the middle of the world’s biggest ocean is nothing to scoff at. Indeed, aside from the commercialization that any 21st century state has, Hawaii boasts […]

beach succulents

Small Moments

My favorite style of photo to take is the macro type. There’s something magical about close detail, and bringing it to life with a lens. Not that broad landscapes aren’t beautiful, but it’s the small moments I like. The fuzzy components, the texture, the closeness. Here are a collection of macro images I’ve taken in […]

loutext

New Pal: Louie!

A new friend entered our life this month, and his name is Louie! He’s a Pembroke Welsh Corgi pup, and a great guy. As a lifelong dog lover, it’s been on my list for the last several years to get another dog. And after my mom recently came to Portland to visit, she convinced me […]

400feet

400 Feet Up

Flying is fun when you’re near to the ground. I’ve had the chance to take a number of helicopter trips in the past year, and recently went up near my parent’s home in western Michigan. Undoubtedly less colorful than a summertime trip, it was nevertheless exciting to zip over the places you know at 100 […]

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