Re-inspired

On my second plane… during the 12th hour… I was feeling drained and the excitement that I was actually going to India was fading. But when the indian man in the window seat saw my face looking out the window… he offered to switch places.  I was amazed… Mountains… poking into the clouds… completely untouched by humans. It instantly re-inspired me. Hard to explain with a picture… but here is a quick shot anyways.
Lots more photos from India coming soon.

Matt Barnes BLOG kicks ass!


I’ve followed this guy’s work for a while and it’s obviously SICK!! If you haven’t seen it, check it out here www.thatsthespot.com.  What inspires me most is his BLOG… the pictures are so good but what I REALLY love are the videos. I love that they are uncensored because let’s face it… censored art SUCKS. Dicks, boobs, weed, blow it’s all there.  These videos make it look FUN. Don’t get me wrong, I can tell they work their asses off but I watch videos of behind the scenes photo shoots all the time and it’s always missing the element of FUN.  For someone just starting out in the industry and someone who loves photography as a fine art… this renews my interest in commercial photography and gives me some INSPIRATION and HOPE!

THANK YOU!!!!

Matt Barnes Blog (Pics and Videos) – mattbarnesphoto.tumblr.com
Matt Barnes Vimeo (Just Video) – vimeo.com/thatsthespot

Here are a few of my favorite images….

Music soothes my soul.

Music is a big inspiration for me.

I especially have a love for songs with acoustic guitar. I did this picture while inspired by one and thought i’d make a  list of songs I love that have inspired me and may inspire you too! Click on the link to watch and listen on youtube.

Ray Lamontagne & Damien Rice – To love somebody – YouTube

Xavier Rudd – Better People – YouTube

Mumford and Sons – Roll Away Your Stone – YouTube

Asaf Avidan & the Mojos – Maybe you are – YouTube

The Beautiful Girls – La Mar – YouTube

Jack Johnson – All at Once – YouTube

War Of My Life (Acoustic) – John Mayer – YouTube

Together.

My 2 little nephews being in my life has taught me more about LOVE than I could have ever comprehended before them. Here is a piece I did of me and Darius at night on the beach, later overlayed with a long road. This lil 4 year old stayed still with me for a 40 sec exposure…. looking up at me with the biggest smile i’ve ever seen.

Break on through.

After a little break from taking photos since school ended I am ready to dive right back in head first….. I did a quick one light setup and tried to take a photo to express my burst of excitement about jumping back into the photo world. The thought of a lifetime of photography gives me shivers…. I feel its my purpose.No doubts.