614 Night Explore

I love going to big major cities to shoot but my hometown can still be fun to capture. Much smaller but whats cool about that is, you can cover a lot of ground and different locations faster. Oh, and our parking situation is NOT a situation which is great after getting back from a city like Chicago. 

Long Story Short: Chicago is my favorite city to photograph. 

Visiting Chicago what I can tell will be the 1st of many, many visits, was incredible. I fell in love instantly. The city has such an interesting infrastructure. However, the parking is a NIGHTMARE, if my fiance wasn't awesome and booked us a spot like a Air BnB for a car, we would have been screwed. All in all so worth it though. 

 Man oh man, Chicago has VIEWS. This is what you get to see when you pull in from the East <3   

Man oh man, Chicago has VIEWS. This is what you get to see when you pull in from the East <3

 

Views from the River

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Ordinary things can be so interesting.

Sometimes we don't see everyday objects, streets and people as true pieces of art, but if you stop time and capture something, it can take on a whole other view. Below are some of my favorite images I've captured walking city streets. From Ohio cities like Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland, to New York and beyond.

 Photographed a car show in May 2017. This is one of my favorite images of the night.

Photographed a car show in May 2017. This is one of my favorite images of the night.

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Shooting in Cincinnati is hella fun.

I love Columbus don't get me wrong, but there is nothing better than escaping your own city to explore others. Cincy has more of a mini Brooklyn vibe with the style of their bridge, architecture and so on. It has to be one of my favorite smaller cities to photograph.

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Saw this lil boat making it way slowly down the Ohio River. Snapped this right before it disappered under the Bridge. 

John A. Roebling Bridge in Cincinnati, Ohio. I had a fun and difficult time dodging cars to get this Shot. 

Cleveland has some dope views.

I wasn't that excited about shooting in Cleveland to be honest. It was a cold and super windy night as well which made me rethink my choices. I had three hours to kill alone and being alone on the streets actually made me focus way more on the little details. Finding vantage points like this one makes on alright photo of these buildings more interesting and creates depth. 

 Shots like this are easier achieved on solo missions. I tend to be more aware of the little details when shooting alone.

Shots like this are easier achieved on solo missions. I tend to be more aware of the little details when shooting alone.

 Finding the perfect vantage point for this shot was fun. Waiting for the perfect subject to pass by took a bit, but this image was worth the wait.

Finding the perfect vantage point for this shot was fun. Waiting for the perfect subject to pass by took a bit, but this image was worth the wait.

 Who woulda thought a parking garage would have such a dope view.

Who woulda thought a parking garage would have such a dope view.

I Love Random Finds Like This. Exspecially if its Neon.

An appropriate Neon Selfie.

Sometimes all you need is some killer backlight. My brother Mikel in Frame.

@huntiar_ In Front of the Camera for Once.

A Night Out in the City with a Few Friends Always Makes for some Choice Photos. Not Only Can They Help You Do Long Exposure Shots but It Also Helps You See Certain Things From a New Perspective. On This Night I Took a Few Friends to One of My Favorite Spots That They'd Never Been Too. Seeing How They Shot It and Experienced It, Made It Even More Interesting To Me. Staying Inspired is What Creating Art is All About. 

Columbus, Ohio isn't the biggest City but I still Love it.

15 sec Long Exposure Shot on my favorite bridge in Columbus.

                        Snapped this of Hunter B.

Night Out in Columbus with Mr. Chris Garbedian.  

Myself and Chris go back about 5 years now. He is such a solid dude. I used to photograph and film him skateboarding a few years back, that could be a story all in itself. We decided to switch it up and take a set of street photos. I focused on finding interesting spots with dashes of color. I shot these with my Canon 70D with a 50mm 1.8, which I almost always leave at a low aperture. Then in post I was able to add even more highlights and tones giving these photos the moody feel they have.

 

 

 

This image is perhaps my favorite of this set. Very simple to do honestly but the colors, the angles, and the stiffness of Chris make this image stand out. 

Night Missions

Sometimes you just SEE things differently.

Shot for Deja Pins