Goal was to check out as many must see‘s in Arizona in 2 days. If you haven’t checked out part 1 of the series. Click here. The Plan A was where we lived. (via AirBnB) B—Tonto Natural Bridge C—Bull Pen Swim Hole D—Montezuma Castle E—Devil’s Bridge
My wife was out of town, so I had to make the best of it. I had 4 days. After considering many options, I ended up booking the tickets to Arizona. It was the closest/least expensive option out of Cali. People Just a few days before
[aside] Location: Richmond, CA Photo cred: Benson Camera: Canon 5D mkIII Lens: Canon 70-200 II f2.8 [/aside] Had a golden opportunity to shoot the spectacular custom by JP Custom Kicks. I’ve never done any serious sneaker shoots in the past; the last pair I shot
Brand development and stationary design for portrait and wedding photographer from Michigan, Riutta Images. [su_heading]Before & After[/su_heading] Bryana Riutta picked up photography just three years ago, and has been pursuing it professionally this past year. She’s established the brand “Riutta Images” and approached us to
[aside] Location: Byron, CA Photo cred: Michelle & Benson & Brad (from Company) Camera1: Olympus OMD EM5 Camera2: Go Pro Hero3 Lens: Lumix 20mm f1.7 [/aside] [su_heading]Arrival[/su_heading] It all came as a surprise. No mental prep, no Bacardi shots (I could’ve really used one), no
[aside] Location: San Francisco, CA Photo cred: Michelle & Benson Camera1: Olympus OMD EM5 Lens1: Lumix 20mm f1.7 Lens2: Rokinon 7mm f3.5 [/aside] I’m blessed to date a girl who isn’t fixated to celebrating Valentine’s on the actual day. On the day of almost any
[aside] Location: My garage Photo cred: Benson Camera1: Olympus OMD EM5 Camera2: iPhone 5s Lens: Rokinon 7.5mm f3.5 [/aside] My garage the core dumpster for the house, storing shit that I don’t really need and things that I might use (and will never use). I’m
[aside] Project: All-Star Inspired Design Collaborator: Marvin King Client: Self-initiated [/aside] Bringing together some of top players in league on the Eastern and Western conference to ball out for the All Star trophy! Marvin and I have put together this design to highlight the starters of
[aside] Location: Miami, FL Photo cred: Michelle & Benson Camera1: Olympus OMD EM5 Lens: Lumix 20mm f1.7 Camera2: Canon D20 Camera3: iPhone 5s [/aside] Miami isn’t exactly what I expected. I attribute my false standard of Miami to rap videos and movie industries. They make
[aside] Location: Between Orlando & Miami, FL Photo cred: Michelle & Benson Camera1: Olympus OMD EM5 Lens: Lumix 20mm f1.7 [/aside] To squeeze the most out of the trip, we decided to drive down to Miami and spend the remaining days there before we head
[aside] Location: Orlando, FL Photo cred: Michelle & Benson Camera1: Olympus OMD EM5 Lens: Lumix 20mm f1.7 Camera2: Canon Powershot D20 [/aside] Orlando Day 2. Continue to spend time inside the belly of Disney World. Animal Kingdom is the biggest park amongst the rest; just
[aside] Location: Orlando, FL Photo cred: Michelle & Benson Camera1: Olympus OMD EM5 Camera2: iPhone 5s Lens: Lumix 20mm f1.7 [/aside] This post is certainly way past due. After spending the New Years over at the Big Apple, we flew down to Orlando to enjoy
Finally made it to Orlando, FL. Been commuting all day. Talk more soon. ’til tm, Benson [aside] [/aside]
Today’s fairly short, for I’ve spent most of the day in bed recovering from New Year’s Eve. Last evening in NYC, visited a couple more restaurants and bought last minute souvenirs for friends and fam. [su_heading]5:40PM[/su_heading] [su_heading]6:25PM[/su_heading] Wanted to wrap up the trip with one of
I typically do the daily-writeup at the end of each day, but I had to delay this entry till now: I’ve spent half of the day making up sleep from an eventful New Year’s Eve. Ironically, not a lot of photos were taken during the event.
Started out at 45 degree and ended with 32. I’ll never get used to the cold. Today’s been rather anti-climatic; New York’s treated me delightfully well this past couple of days, which consequently left me with a fairly high expectations to all the places that
Almost spent a week here in New York, and while I’m out exploring from one spot to another 8-9 hours each day, I’ve only seen the tip of an iceberg. New York’s grand, and I’ve been enjoying every minute of it here. (except when it
Sorry ladies and gents, can’t write much today; got to spend the rest of night making up some work. Picture is worth a thousand words and I got about 102 photographs for this post. It’s ok, take your time. [su_heading]8:00AM[/su_heading] Nope, me neither. [su_heading]1:02PM[/su_heading] [su_heading]2:52PM[/su_heading]
Dammit, woke up late again. I’ve tried waking up early, but my right hand was terrific at snoozing the alarm. If I get a dime for every alarm snoozed, I’d be popping champaign and blogging all day. [su_heading]1:45PM[/su_heading] Skipped breakfast and went straight to lunch.
Day 2’s itinerary—Wall st, Luke’s Lobster, SoHo, & Museum of Arts and Design. Instead of the planned 9AM, we woke up at 12 PM. A clear sign that we’re still struggling with the East Coast time zone. There’s a long day ahead of us, so we
Here goes day 1: X’mas gift, Prosperity Dumplings, Empty SoHo, and Time Square. Before New York, let’s rewind a bit and start at SFO, where my last post ended. [su_heading]9:52PM[/su_heading] All set and ready, we took off around 10PM. Spending Christmas eve 10,000 ft above
Quick post; I’m just 15 minutes away from boarding the plane. I’ll be in New York for the next couple of days, can’t wait to document every fkin’ thing I see there. Peace out, Cali. Why, hey there, Big Apple. [su_divider top=”no”] [su_heading]7:18PM[/su_heading] Thanks, Phil,
I did some slight rearrangement of my living room. Like the new chair setup? [su_divider top=”no”] Celebrating Christmas early, since Michelle and I will be on our way to New York over the next couple of weeks. Perhaps it’s not the brightest idea to spend
Brand development and stationary design for Canada based photographer, Derek Hui. He wanted a logo that can reflect the film like aesthetic and artistic engagements he exerts with each project. The customized hand written script embraces the natural/retro/organic essence that he wishes to convey and
2 more days before I leave for New York. Still in the process of finishing up some work before I can enjoy a carefree vaca. (I’m in denial; it’s never carefree as long as there’s 3G or wifi). [su_heading]10:25AM[/su_heading] Michelle left this on my desk
Today’s been fairly productive. However, I can’t disclose most of my work until it is made public by the clients. Fortunately, the highlight of my day isn’t the work at all. Instead, it’s the final touch up of our x’mas tree and an interesting shop Michelle and
[su_heading]9:52AM[/su_heading] All 49ers inspired items are sold out. They’re all packed and shipped. [su_heading]11:12AM-8:42PM[/su_heading] Texts, phone calls, sudden errands, and chores. [su_heading]8:43PM[/su_heading] Finally found a place of peace in Berkeley while Michelle attended a graduation gathering with her cohort. Less talk, more work. Good night.
[su_heading]10:12AM[/su_heading] On the phone this morning speaking to an automated replier for 10 minutes. Having an automated system certainly keeps the process efficient for the company, but man, do I hate talking to a machine. They’re not flexible, can’t be creative, and there’s absolutely no
I didn’t mention it in every post, but this is the 4th day I’ve spent packing. First were the pillows. Then, the shirts came in. Soon followed by more pillows. When the process becomes repetitive and boring like my daily pooping ritual, I’d skip over
Appreciate your support and patience. Spent the night packing all the orders. Yours will be on its way first thing in the morning. [su_divider top=”no”] [aside]10:24AM[/aside] This certainly shouldn’t have been my first drink in the morning. Too much sugar, not enough caffein. First generation
Today’s one of those days where my determination’s being tested. I’m exhausted and I’m already in bed. I start to come up with excuses to postpone my post. -I have no idea what to write and captioning my day is just boring. -I’ll definitely have
Very long day. I’d have to keep this post short before I pass out and slam my face on the keyboard. Michelle just had her grad show today, it was a success. All her cohorts had also performed their pieces brilliantly. It was courageous for
Michelle’s having her graduation show, also known as the self revelatory performance (self-rev), tomorrow. Today’s the rehearsal day for Michelle. She’s gotta nail it. [aside]10:12AM[/aside] First thing’s first—breakfast. For champions. Can’t go wrong with ham and eggs. [aside]10:43AM[/aside] Last minute preps for her big show tomorrow. [aside]11:52AM[/aside]
Chance favors the prepared mind. Or in this case, prepared vendor. Plushtography is the brand I founded with two high school friends, Kevin & Christine. We all exert our own strengths and we share one thing in common—a love for photography (except for Christine, actually.
They say the best part of a project is not the result, but the process. I agree, but not all parts of the process is as engaging as the direct development of the product. Errands, they’re not the most delightful steps of realizing a project, but
Today’s been a terribly long day. Ironically, I have little pictures to show for it. I suppose when you’re engulfed in a project, everything around you that takes any less of your full attention would just fade away. At least that’s what happened to me.
Documenting every aspects of my day turn out to be too time consuming and laborious. (no shit.) Plus, I don’t learn much of myself from all the fluff I wrote, neither. So I’m now in the process of trimming the fat for each post and
[aside]11:37AM[/aside] Dyam, I messed up. I worked a bit more and procrastinated about sleep until 4 last night. Bad move. Had a dream about being ambushed at my house and trying to save my friends from random explosions. Aside from that, I had a pretty
[aside]8:08AM[/aside] I sleep around 2 and wake up around 8. Waking up early not a habit of mine. I used to pick my college classes way past noon because I know I’d end up skipping them if they begin any earlier. But once I have
[aside]8:36AM[/aside] I hope this marks the first of many daily posts to come. Things have gotten pretty busy on my end lately. At one point, I’ve had more than 8 projects on my plate simultaneously. I love my work and I like the way I