3 Cities. 3 Days. 3 Games. Plus the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Wow, this place is gorgeous! Who knew?! Probably everyone. Well, I finally made my way to the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, the Painted Desert (among a few others) and am just a bit late to the party. Beauty at every turn. (And just a little dry. Word to the wise…moisturize.)
Sometimes the most fun shoots are just spontaneous. Shauna, in addition to being a PhD, a hip-hop lover, and an Under Armor-sponsored health and fitness expert, is a good friend of mine. We went up to San Francisco looking for some cool art to shoot in front of and we found it on Bryant Street. Shauna spent two hours exhausting herself so that I could take a few pics. Along the way, we befriended the FedEx guy, got advice from a stranger who insisted that I had no idea what I was doing, and were encouraged to “F*** Ansel; be the Malcolm X of photography!” Uhh….I’ll do my best? Thanks for being a great sport, Shauna. And for doing your best to make the rest of us look like slackers. Knowing how sore you were the next day somehow makes me feel like I got a little exercise by association. If only it could be so easy.
Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Hong Kong for a photoshoot! My first international assignment! My hosts’ hospitality was incredible. I loved every second. And as if that wasn’t enough, I also had a chance to explore the city a bit with my camera. I can’t think of anything more perfect than being able to combine travel and photography. For me, a week of shooting in Hong Kong, mixing business with pleasure, is pretty close to the absolute ideal way to spend my time. Here are some of the highlights.