A wonderful bit of spare time in-between jobs has resulted in a lot of photos being shot– this set was taken during a rainy walk from the Marcy Ave JMZ stop across the bridge into the Lower East Side. Mad respect to all of the bikers trekking across the bridge through the inclement weather, and everyone else who chose to walk the bridge over a subway ride.
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At the very end of September 2014, the lads at Bainbridge took in two extremely tiny (like 3-weeks-old-tiny) kittens that were found as part of a litter of four in a coworkers back yard. As a cat-curious person confronted with the two cutest things ever, not taking the two of them in was out of the question and I quickly turned into an overly-obsessive cat dad (or roommate, depending on how you look at it) to Meagan and Ashe. After a rough start of malnourishment, worms, and fleas, the two ladies healed right up and became the center of my life-happiness.
This post is going to be a continuously expanding scroll through my cats' lives, so uh, be sure to check back every once in a while as they grow up.
Trip number three to visit the homies (Ian & Bree) out West! Coming back to the colder East coast afterwards is a little harder each flight. This visit included a drive down to the many dope coast spots of Big Sur, as well as north of San Francisco to hike around Mount Tam. I didn't prepare well and brought a camera that died at the start of day two, but Ian was a good enough friend to let me borrow his for the rest of the trip 🙏. Music credits in this highlights video to the ever-addicting Twin Peaks.
Headlines screamed "GIPHY'S LOOP DREAMS EXHIBIT IS THE INTERNET IN PHYSICAL FORM" or "GIFS IRL WILL MAKE ALL YOUR MEMES COME TRUE". Lots of things were said, capital used, and gifs created. Dark Igloo / Giphy reached out to me to shoot photos and videos of both the private party and public launch of Loop Dreams, the world's first gif gallery in SoHo at 201 Mulberry featuring installations by 25 of Giphy's artists. Gif curation by Giphy, event branding and design by the homies at Dark Igloo.
In July of '16, a few of my close friends from school and I flew into Colorado for a camping trip in the Rocky Mountains at Estes Park for the first run of a yearly adventure. Many miles were hiked and we got to see Boulder, The Lake of Glass, The Pool, Cub Lake, Nymph Lake, Lake Haiyaha, The Loch, and realistically a few other cool spots.
The day that Leesh (@blobbybaby) and I played an hour or two of hookie from Huge and shot photos of her fresh-off-the-press embroidered blobby jacket. Shot in dumbo with my Canon 70D.
I'm fortunate enough to both a.) live close enough to my family & hometown to visit with some regularity, and b.) to have a family & hometown that exist in such a chill coastal and consistently beautiful area as Scituate, MA is. The days alternate between picturesque clouds, extremely moody fog, and violent storms.
These are from the second annual visit to my friends out in Mountainview– complete with the trio of my college roommates. We took two mini-adventures to Half Moon Bay & the California Coastal Trail. Overall a super fun weekend escape from a NYC fall.
For the first 365 days after graduating from Penn State, I shot one second of footage. Each second represents a visual diary entry of the day, allowing me to remember with fairly high detail my first year out of school (and also serving as nice cinematography practice!). The final video spans Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, California, Utah, New Zealand, & the Turks/Caicos Islands. Check out the video alongside a years worth of photos and gifs at seconds.cblls.com.
For three months in the Spring of 2015 I had a stay with the homies at Dark Igloo, & they were a few of the most outrageously cool months of my life. Dark Igloo, run by Dave Franzese & Mark Miller is a company that specializes. I joined the team as an Eskimo. During our hang I got to work on cool things for places like Giphy, Kong, & Converse while also helping create internal virtual realities of the future, with Self-E-Wear.