Ben is a good friend of mine whom I met through my wife. He and I connected over a mutual love of skateboarding and photography. Though I have not been as active a participant in skateboarding recently, we always have good discussions on all thing photography. Plus he has a sweet beard.
Jon and Courtney are what I would call a pioneering couple. They met in Elon, NC and moved to Charlotte soon afterwards. They had the initiative and resourcefulness to move away from family and friends to a new city where they only had each other to rely on. This hit home with me, as my wife and I have a similar situation with our families being on opposite ends of the country. This fact makes these images more special as it is about them, alone, as a couple relying on each other for support and strength. I admire their resolve in paving their own way in a new city and taking the chance on a beautiful life together.
There is a park in France that captures my heart. To gaze upon it is a delight and to walk in it excites a tranquility to my soul. A venerable palace for my being. This is a place that has been hundreds of years in the making. The creating, aging, and settling are all part of the process that makes it grand. The time is what makes it special. A cornucopia of grass, water, and trees. The finely manicured hedges and purposeful placement of each plant makes my heart sing. Their rigid lines and geometric shapes praising man’s dominion over nature. It is wilderness on our terms.