Nothing reminds me of my days back in VA Beach like PBR and sand between the toes!
I feel at home on the beach, and even more so when the camera is between my paws! Now that summer is really setting in (high 90′s this week) I’ve been getting the urge to just chillax on the beach and get my tan on. I miss the days when I could just walk out the back door hit sand and peer out over the ocean! Don’t get me wrong, Michigan definitely has its perks (like the live blues concert put on mid city every Wednesday night. The band killed it tonight!), but I would still say Im a beach boy at heart.
As we walked along the squeaking sand of Lake Michigan, we happened to come across these flipped cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon, which coincidentally was often our beer of choice back in VA given its price. Ill admit the year I lived out there turned out to be more like one long party than anything else, dont worry we were responsible adults… most of the time!
Us 5 beach boys living within 20 feet of each other, with one big open door policy living under a kind of whats yours is mine brotherly code. We lived life to its fullest ever day with frisbee and football on the beach, kayaking, rock climbing, my miles and miles of biking I put in each day, sailing and partying, it was every 23 year olds dream haha. My days were either spent in my home office overlooking the ocean or out in the hammock taking in the days sun. Ahh the life!
I still live life to its fullest each and every day, the only difference is I do it through my passion for photography and get to share it with the coolest photography network and community around!! Beach friends are great, and I still try to keep in touch with the guys now a year later, but a world wide network of peeps who share a similar passion… Now thats something to get excited about. I have been so humbled and excited with the response Ive gotten from the website, photos, and community projects over the last 6 months.
I know it may seem like Ive been slacking, hell maybe youve thought that ive retired out to the beach for the rest of the summer, but I promise I have plenty of things in the works behind the scenes, while still juggling all my work positions. Shooting film this month hasnt really allowed me the ability to post as many pictures as I would like, but the rolls have been sent in to be processed and pics are soon to come!
Also, Im getting a TON of emails asking when the shirts are going to be available.. The only answer I can give right now is as soon as I possibly can!! Im SUPER excited to get these thing out there for you guys to pic up, and have now added 2 new designs to the list as well. Theys are HOT HOT HOT!!
Btw if you havent seen our latest collab project… get your photo taking ass over to the Details Page and check it out. We want you.. your friends… your friends friends and your dog to join in on this thing!! Seriously!! The first person to have their dog participate in the project (as Fido taking a pic… will need photo proof) will get a special prize!! Honest to God!