Posts Tagged ‘wisconsin’

365 Day 19: Yellowjacket?

365 Day 19: Yellowjacket?

I’m really not that adventurous. I am admittedly scared of wasps and will flail like a madman when they buzz around me. I was about an inch away from the bad boy for this shoe. Here’s the kicker…its actualy dead! This wasp somehow managed to die away in this exact position after its nest was [...]


365 Day 17: Real Beauty

365 Day 17: Real Beauty

Took this shot on my iPhone- at this time, while other parts of the Southern US are getting ravaged by storms and tornados, we are treated to this. One of the many beauties of life; a vibrant sunset. I used Camera+ with the Clarity and Vibrant filters


365 Day 16: Juss One of Them Days

365 Day 16: Juss One of Them Days

Finally caught up on this project. It’s such a gloomy day today; dark, wet, and rainy- a recipe for laziness. I’m out on lunch with the wifey, a welcome change from my cubicle and the gloomy mood. Can I just go back to bed? Normally I’m a huge fan of quiet storms and the calmness [...]


365 Day 15: AJ’s Shirt of the Day

365 Day 15: AJ's Shirt of the Day

My son Atraiu was wearing this old school Run DMC shirt. Made me happy to see him wearin it after a long day of work yesterday. I took this shot exclusively with Instagram for the iPhone, I used the Gotham filter.


365 Day 13: Late Night Bubbly

365 Day 13: Late Night Bubbly

This post is a couple days late, and I’m putting out this disclaimer that this shot was taken the same night of Day 12. I couldnt resist it was a fun shot! This shot was taken just before midnight. The kids were all up hanging out late with their cousins, willfully and blatantly dismissing their [...]


365 Day 4: Shing, Shing! A Rainy Day

365 Day 4: Shing, Shing! A Rainy Day

Late post, had alot going on yesterday. We had a beautiful week of weather only to hit a gloomy weekend. All day Friday the sun didn’t want to make an appearance. This shot is of my son Atraiu goin out to get the mail yesterday in the rain- right before he broke his umbrella. Of [...]


365 Day 1: Beginnings

365 Day 1: Beginnings

This is my first image, but my third attempt at a 365 blog. You can find my old 365 entries here Like the old saying goes, the wind from a door closing will open up another one. This time around I set a few rules for myself with this project, hopefully it helps me keep [...]


WI Will Not Go Silently Into the Night!

WI Will Not Go Silently Into the Night!

The granite statehouse in Madison is the only one of its kind. Rising up between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, it is the only State Capitol built on an isthmus – a narrow piece of land that separates two bodies of water. Over the past several weeks, thousands of people have flocked to Wisconsin’s Capitol [...]


Bulletproof: Aryll + Andrew

Bulletproof: Aryll + Andrew

Ask her, and their story started on the first day of high school. He says, it started in their junior year- the night after a fashion show benefit. According to Andrew, it was the same as many high school hook-ups. A friend of a friend said their friend likes you. So, you go scope out [...]


2010 Madison Hip Hop Awards

2010 Madison Hip Hop Awards

November 5th, 2010 marked the date of first annual Madison Hip Hop Awards. For a Hip Hop community who has had many trials and tribulations over the years, this was a momentous occasion. In front of a crowd of about 300 people, movers and shakers in Madison’s diverse Hip Hop industry came to accept awards, and [...]


Jamie + Kevin: Olbrich Gardens Wedding

Jamie + Kevin: Olbrich Gardens Wedding

The morning started out cloudy and gloomy, but by the afternoon, the clouds broke and the sky cleared. So what began as a somber start to the day, turned into a beautiful sunny afternoon; perfect weather for an outdoor garden wedding! Olbrich Gardens is a popular venue for weddings on Madison’s East Side. Maybe it’s the lush 16 [...]


three . six . five [33] Break It Down

three . six . five [33] Break It Down

Last night I took my son to Gordon Commons on the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus. My mission tonight: Meet up with the UW Breakers; get to know the local b-boys and b-girls and get a feel for the current state of the culture in Madison, and also to expose my son, Atraiu, to [...]


three . six . five [32] The Barrymore

three . six . five [32] The Barrymore

If you go to shows in Madison you’ve likely found yourself at the Barrymore Theatre at one point or another. This historical Madison venue was called “the Eastwood” from 1920′s  to the 1980′s when it was rescued, refurbished and renamed. Over the century, the Barrymore has hosted everything from music and movies, to parties and puppetshows, and [...]


three . six . five [30] Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me

three . six . five [30] Shoo Fly Don't Bother Me

I LOVE taking macro shots. Entering the small world with a higher magnification lens is like entering an entirely new universe. When I am at home and I want to take Macro shots I normally don’t need to leave my property to find any subject matter; generally I don’t even have to leave my house [...]


three . six . five [29] Skelly’s Farm

three . six . five [29] Skelly’s Farm

Last night I decided that I would “disconnect” myself for the weekend. This meant no social networking, no Facebook and Twitter, no email. This was incredibly hard to do, considering my iPhone 4 keeps me connected ALL THE TIME. Being the only device I carry around with me it was hard not to answer or [...]


three . six . five [26 + 27] Autumn

three . six . five [26 + 27] Autumn

I spent the past couple of days trying to get some Autumn themed shots, but couldn’t take anything that seperated me from the rest. Running into somewhat of a creative rut, and aside from my personal projects, I’m having a hard time trying to find myself in my images. This 365 project is forcing me to [...]


three . six . five [24] Spwite Pwease

three . six . five [24] Spwite Pwease

Last night I headed over to Buffalo Wild Wings, a popular sports bar around the US. The occasion was three-fold; celebrate the day my wife and I first met, a friends birthday, and to watch Randy Moss in his first game back with the Vikings (what happened last night Brent Favré?). It was a fun night, and I [...]


three . six . five [23] Atraiu’s Dilema

three . six . five [23] Atraiu's Dilema

My son always makes me laugh. I saw him running around trying to find something, and when he found what he was looking for I saw him pacing back and forth with this BIG dilemma. So I talked to him to ask what the problem was, and as it turns out, he was upset because [...]


three . six . five [22] A Love for Nature

three . six . five [22] A Love for Nature

(This post is a day late) Yesterday, I had an engagement shoot for Marcy and Kevin and they decided to bring along their two daughters Alexia and Arianna to include them in some of the photos. Ill save the details of the engagement shoot for a separate post, but I couldn’t help posting these images [...]


three . six . five [21] Fall Fun!

three . six . five [21] Fall Fun!

I spent the part of the weekend at parents place and hung out with the nephews and kids. We decided to clean up the leaves in my parents yard, it was fun putting everything in a huge pile then messing it up again! (isn’t that why we rake leaves?)  The kids had a great time, [...]


three . six . five [20] Bulletproof: Part II

three . six . five [20] Bulletproof: Part II

Went around Madison doing taking some more shots and footage for my sisters ‘Bulletproof’ project. I still don’t have too many details about this, but so far it seems to be for a vow renewal ceremony she is planning for later in the year.  The theme is “Bulletproof”. My younger brother primarily shot footage, but I was [...]


Jill + Ashton: Scatz Nightclub Wedding

Jill + Ashton: Scatz Nightclub Wedding

This past summer I was given the opportunity to photograph a 2-day wedding for a close friend. The first day, a traditional Laotian Ceremony called a “Su-Kwan” was held, I blogged about it here. It was an intimate and spiritual gathering and it was nice to experience something different. On the second day, a more [...]


three . six . five [19] CapTel Changes Lives

three . six . five [19] CapTel Changes Lives

For the past several years I’ve worked with Ultratec, Inc. They are a manufacturer of specially designed telephones for the deaf and hard of hearing. Their sister company, CapTel, Inc. provides the service for these special phones. The CapTel phone is designed to receive real time captions of a conversation, enabling the CapTel user to see and [...]


three . six . five [016] My Daughter’s Gone Goth

three . six . five [016] My Daughter's Gone Goth

My kids will always be my favorite models, they are cute, photogenic and make for great subjects for candid photography. I find myself always using them to try out new techniques or to test out new angles or poses. Naturally, impatience will get the best of them on occasion, but for the most part they are always [...]