Aloha Family and Friends
Logan is here ! #matiasclan
Wow, the sands of my time in Iowa have been draining fast. Two and a half weeks in; one and a half weeks to go. One week until my presentation at the University of Iowa! Too soon! Its been a productive time, I think. I’ve finished nine works with many more in the works and had a baby!
When I’m not trying to teach Logan how to compose my images or rambling about aerodynamics and my favorite book, The Edge of Physics, I have been doing what I love- looking for beauty in Iowa. I must say, it hasn’t been too difficult. Today, while we were driving from Lacona to Des Moines for a check up at Methodist Hospital I had to stop and capture a giant tree in an even larger field shrouded in fog. We were late, but it was worth it. What I’m trying to say is that every thing, everywhere, can be beautiful. The right perspective and frame of mind combined with the willingness to stretch your horizons, both actual and conceptual, will lead to new discoveries and rediscoveries of the world around you. That is the driving force behind my photography, it is my personal challenge: share the moments that inspire you to see the beauty of the world that envelopes you.
I told the people at Dunkin Donuts that I was from Hawaii and they looked at me like I was an alien. The whole counter literally stopped working for an uncomfortable moment. Continue reading
I am taking my work and photography on a trip around the world and I’m inviting everyone to come with me. Help me bring home the best images, stories, and experiences with my camera over the next few months by investing in my photography, vision, and art.
In return, I will give you 2:1 on your investment toward anything I offer on photography: Prints, Workshops, Portrait and Family Sessions, Tutorials.
This adventure is sparked by the coming of my son, Logan, into the world. Above all, in this modern family that we are creating, I want to be an inspiration to him. His parents are artists; successful artists must sell art to survive. This trip’s purpose is to do just that. Seek out exposure and reveal my work to as many eyes as possile while building a worldly portfolio. To that end, I am speaking at the University of Iowa’s photography school on April 11th. On April 25th I am showing work at Spectrum, a RAW art show at the Cutting Room in Manhattan, NY. With your help I’ll be able to line up meetings and art shows in Dubai and bridge my trip from the Philippines to Cambodia and Vietnam before monsoon season begins.
Mahalo for your kokua.
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