Waves of New Jersey (Gallery)

These are some of my favorite shots of the surf in NJ that I’ve taken over the years. I love capturing the feel of an empty, perfect wave – as a surfer, these photos get me going and make me want to paddle out! Despite the way it looks, I also love the dark “chocolate brown” color of the water in some of these shots – it really gives it that ominous, heavy feel. I have great memories of each of these sessions and I’m hoping we have more of this coming our way this spring!

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Costa Rica 2014 (Gallery)

Costa Rica is a beautiful place – the waves are perfect, the weather is nice (unless it’s the rainy season), and the people are friendly. Plus, I love the fact that there are so many different waves, all within a short drive – you got beach breaks, point breaks, and reef breaks all around. All you really need to access all this is a 4×4 vehicle capable of taking you down some bumpy dirt roads through the jungle. Tamarindo is a great base camp for these types of missions since there are great spots all around it.

These photos are out of the archive from a trip to Costa in 2014. It was an epic first taste of what the country has to offer, and I’ll definitely be going there on a surf trip again soon. I didn’t get any surf photos on this trip, but we didn’t have anyone to shoot while we were all out in the water! Either way, check out the photos below for a little taste of the beauty this country has to offer.

 

Abandoned (Gallery)

More digging has been done! This time into one of my favorite areas of photography – abandoned buildings. There’s just something strangely beautiful about a place that has been left behind and forgotten. In my experience,  places take on a whole new meaning once they’re abandoned and they tend to get pretty surreal. Below are a few images where I tried to capture the surreal aspects of these places. Cheers!

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California 2012 (Gallery)

So there’s a ton of old stuff in the archives that I’ve never posted – I’m slowly starting to go through it and I’ll be posting more soon. This gallery is from a trip to California back in 2012. It was an epic adventure down the PCH from Yosemite to San Francisco then down to LA. Here’s a bunch of images from along the way.

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BW Film Photography (Gallery)

Did some more digging recently and came up with these black and white photos I took with an old Nikon film SLR some years back. I have so many prints and negatives lying around, but I only ever scanned a handful into my computer. That said, I still consider many of these images to be among my best.

All of these were developed by me in the darkroom. I believe I used Ilford paper but I can’t remember what film I shot with. I also can’t seem to find the camera or the lenses..

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Adirondack Adventure (Gallery)

Over Memorial Day Weekend, my girlfriend and I spent some time deep in the Adirondacks – it was beautiful. I finally took some photos again while we were there and it felt great. Below are a few from our adventures.

Lenses: Nikon 85mm 1.4; Nikon 18-200mm 3.5

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Monmouth County Landscapes (Gallery)

I keep digging up photos I totally forgot about, but I will post some current work soon. These were shot in the fall of 2013 as part of a landscape photo project. All taken in Monmouth County, NJ and shot with Nikon D7000.

Lenses: Nikon 35mm 1.8; Tokina 11-16mm 2.8

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