First post

Dear Friends and Family,

As I sit in a large leather chair in the Dixon entryway, I realize what a reflective day it has been. Thats right friends, I've finally taken the plunge and become what I've made fun of for years....a blogger. This new hobby came from a few different places. First, I've decided I want to work on my English/Writing skills and this seems like an appropriate way to do so. Reason number two purpose of this blog will be to chronicle my trip (through words and photos) to Antarctica coming up in the Winter. This came about because on of my dearest friends, Karen, is currently teaching English in Thailand and she made a cool blog so her friends back home can see what's going on in her life. (click on her name to see it) The third and final re
ason I am starting this is because I want a place to display my absolute, "best-of-the-best" photography. This came from discovering my new favorite artist, Rosie Hardy and her blog can be seen by clicking her name. Rosie and her lover, Aaron fell in love through photography and their story is inspiring and gives true love a new name.

Anyways, I'll probably upload a new post every week or so with new photography and of course, interesting stories about what's happening in my life. If you don't care, then don't waste your time, but if you're interested, I'd love to be writing for other people, not just myself.
This first photo is from the Eve 6 show last weekend in Corvallis. I chose it because it was a great experience to get to be basically on stage taking pictures for great musicians and my school newspaper, The Barometer. After the show I contacted some of the other bands and actually sold some of my photos to a band from New York called Cloud 9. Their music is really catchy and I really liked their energy and excitement. below is the best picture from that shoot:
As I said before, this blog serves the purpose to help me develop skills in writing and photography. I promise it will be very exciting once I go to Antarctica on December 14th. I don't know if I will have internet access on the research vessel I will be on for two weeks as I cruise around the Antarctic Peninsula, but I'll find out. That is happening in exactly 64 days. Kind of a ways away, I know, but if you're interested in what I have to say, bookmark my page and stop by whenever you want! I'll be also trying to post the current music I've been listening to and links to some good jams. Until next time, be well, live well, be kind.

All My Love,

"Aggressively, we all defend the role we play."
 -The first line from the last song on the Killers second album