This Saturday a good friend of mine and I took a day trip out to Kalamazoo, a city a little over an hour away from our town of Grand Rapids. The idea was to tour an area that was completely unfamiliar to either one of us, without the use of maps or gps, just relying on our instincts to guide us to and through the town as we embarked on this adventurous day.
My friend, who coincidently enough is named Nick as well, has taken an interest in my photography and has been joining me along with a few others on my photo walks over the last couple weeks. As a fellow creative (a kick ass musician!), its always fun exploring the cities as we discuss the similarities of our two creative means of expression. Its always refreshing to find someone else who is so passionate towards their goals and aspirations, whether it be in photography or any other art form.
Kalamazoo had so much to offer, but I would definitely say this was one of my more exciting finds of the day. Obviously as photographers we tend to get sucked into scenes like this, as if these beautifully designed churches had their own gravitational pull. The colors, textures and graphics just stack on top of each other creating a multileveled sandwich of dynamic subject, leaving your mouth watering as you fumble with your aperture to gather all that is in front of you.
If your following the Nick Exposed Facebook page, you probably recognize this door from the behind the scenes shot I shared earlier this weekend. Little to my knowledge, Nick was behind me snapping candid shots while I lay sprawled out on the ground shooting up at this beautiful structure. I always laugh at the often ridiculous looking positions we put ourselves in as photographers in order to get “The Shot”. If you haven’t seen the behind the scenes shot yet, you can check it out Here. Pssst… While your over there, be sure to like the page for more exclusive shots and content, as well as contests, announcements and often daily creative inspiration!