Traveling and spending the majority of my time abroad for the past series of years, I’ve had conversations with so many people who say that the landscapes in the Western United States are some of the most spectacular in the world. Being that I’m American and after visiting more than 55 countries, I’m ashamed to say that this was the first time I’ve ever explored this much of my own country. And now, all of those conversations I’ve had with people all over the world are being proven true. The American West is phenomenal!
Back in March when we first arrived for a shooting project in New York, it was a warm spring climate of 65 degrees. Then, the next evening when I captured this photo on the Brooklyn side, it was 12 degrees with a severe wind chill! As a result, I could barely feel my fingers when I was adjusting my 10-stop ND filter. Thankfully it all worked out because for one, the sunset was incredible, and two, I didn’t end up with frost bitten fingers. ;) This shot was captured with the @fujifilmx_us GFX 50s and the brand new 23mm lens. #beautifuldestinations #wonderful_places #newyork #sunset
After a wonderful few weeks, I’m sad to say that we’re leaving Japan in the morning for a brief visit back to the United States. This Sakura season has been an amazing adventure full of incredible beauty at every turn. And one of our rainy nights shooting in Kyoto was no exception. It even gave @naomilocardi the opportunity to model her new kimono. ❤️ #japan #kyoto #sakura @fujifilmx_us #beautifuldestinations
It has been an amazing two weeks in Japan with one of the best cherry blossom seasons I've seen in quite some time! Of course the architecture in Tokyo has been beautiful as well! I'm sure our photo tour participants all left today with excellent shots. 😊📷🇯🇵 #tokyo #japan #beautifuldestinations @fujifilmx_us #passionpassport
Over the past series of years, most of the building and high point access I’ve gained access to all over the world has been a result of research, seeking the appropriate permissions, getting some help from local friends, and even bribing a few security guards along the way. Sometimes though, even after doing the necessary research and taking all the appropriate steps, I still need to do things the old fashioned way to get the shot. And what’s the old fashioned way? Well, it’s sneaking in of course. 😉📷 #china #cityscape #night #shanghai
One of the most wonderful things for me about photography is the power an image has to instantly transport me into a memory, and in this case, it brings to life all of the feelings I had when I was standing under this brilliant canopy of stars. On this particular night, my wife and I had this place all to ourselves. For hours, we just stood there together, enjoying the view, awestruck by the sheer number of stars we could see with the naked eye. Being in a dark sky reserve, it was tremendously inspiring to witness the vastness of the universe above with such perfect clarity. #newzealand @fujifilmx_us #stars #night #milkyway