Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Join me in a Labor of Love

Help support me to reach my goal!
Join Team Aloma!
Hire me before Oct. 2, 2010

The Walk for Hunger is a 3 mile walk established by Food for the Poor to raise awareness and funds to fight the chronic malnutrition affecting the Caribbean and Latin America. The 2010 Walk for Hunger will provide life-sustaining food for the people of Haiti, who have suffered greatly due to the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince in January. The people of Haiti continue to face a daily struggle, but they have not lost hope. Your help will remind them that they are not forgotten.
Date of Walk: October 2, 2010

I have joined Team Aloma in Food for the Poor's 5th Annual Walk for Hunger. Team Aloma is being led by the man, Angel Aloma, who began the inspiration and continues to nurture the part of my soul that yearns to travel and be a part of a Labor of Love. In honor of Food for the Poor's excellent work, I will be giving 97% of all money gained from photography from now until October 2nd, 2010. Contact me if this is how you would like to help.

In a country that has lost the attention of the media, but that has not lost the great need for the essentials of life to be restored, Food for the Poor works tirelessly to restore those needs and has the resources to make your help most effective.96.9% of your dollar goes directly into their programs and services that helps feed, house, educate and provide medical supplies to the people of Haiti.
  • $10.00- Provides a fruit tree for a Haitian Family
  • $12.00- Feeds a family for a month
  • $12.50- Provides a desk for a student
  • $20.00- Provides 100lbs. of rice and beans
  • $20.00- Provides a solar powered light
  • $20.00- School supplies for a child for a year
  • $25.00- Provides chicks to provide eggs
  • $31.00- Shirt, pants and shoes for an orphan
  • $36.00- Feed a child for a year or a family for 3 months
  • $50.00- Provides medical supplies

Friends please help join me in a Labor of Love to help to restore basic essentials of life to people in Haiti who have dealt with extreme poverty and extreme conditions their entire lives. Since travelling to Haiti before and after the earthquake, I have seen first-hand that the people of Haiti whether devastated by the earthquake or not were a people of strength and perseverance that have endured great suffering and tribulations through no fault of their own.

Please invite anyone that you think would like to be a part of this event by attending, volunteering or donating. Hope to see you there! Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Reconnecting Leads to a Year with Cars

Facebook has been a great place to reconnect with old friends, and one night last year it turned out to be just the right circumstances. I started a chat with an old high school friend, John Arroyo who now works as a web designer for Best Buddies International, who I had not seen in probably 8 years. I met up with him at a VW car meet and one of my other good friends from high school was there also, Erik Antuñez who now owns his own restaurant in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Cafe Verdi. This reunion has led me back into some great friendships, a community, and a whole other world of photography and enthusiasts. It's a blast being around people who have spent a lot of time and energy becoming very knowledgeable and proud about a particular subject. Since reconnecting with my old friends, it has been one photo-op after another. Car Photography is a great field to learn in with several dynamics, but one of the most important factors has been the community and because I have met some great friends through this field I see it being a regular occurrence of shooting opportunities. There are always local events, long road trips all over the nation, and international shows all over the world for that matter; It has been a good time travelling to the few events I have been able to make it to. Here is a small collection of work over the past year since becoming involved with car photography. Thanks John and Erik for inviting me back into your lives and giving me the opportunity to learn more about photography. Thanks Dubbers Inc. and Wolfcars for providing a community to be a part of and plenty of beautiful cars to shoot.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Young and In Love

Surfing Photography was something I was always inspired by when I was younger. Now in my humble efforts to begin capturing the beauty and love of this art form, I look to see what is being produced right now in Surf Photography, and I am blown away by all the room to grow in this area of photography. I love it!

Although I have taught myself the technical aspects in the theory of photography, and I have been able to produce some beautiful work, I feel as though I have much more to gain with experience. Even with nine years taking pictures and the last four years semi-professionally shooting for profit, I have gained far more knowledge through experience than I could ever have received studying theory. I feel as though the type of things I am learning now can only come from experience and being in specific situations. Photography still feels fresh to me and I have a strong drive to continue to grow, learn, and improve in the many different types of photography that I have had the opportunity to shoot. I guess what I am trying to say is I feel young in many disciplines of photography that I have had limited experience in, and I am excited to be growing. I am grateful to have people around me supporting me. Against the advice of several professionals, I have tried to pursue many different paths of photography, and all these paths have become part of my love of the art, the many different skill sets and experiences that are required in each area. It keeps photography challenging and fresh for me and it allows me to feel that I have much to learn and mature from in experience in each of the areas that I have touched on. I have taken my time and continue to be inspired by professionals whose focus is on one discipline of photography. I also continue to be inspired by new photographers who are trying new things and dreaming big dreams for themselves and their photography. Thank you all who have influenced my photography!