When I first moved to NYC I got to know the city by walking for hours on end with my camera.
I fell in love with the city because I fell in love with its characters and urban beauty. Though I didn't know
a soul I never felt alone.
Not just another character along the way. Old fashion photos say a lot about
a person. John is a math professor in Alaska dressed in his finest for a dead poet reading.
This wedding was at a beautiful and remarkably unique location. With Musk Ox and Reindeer
in the background and bagpipes playing, Emily and Scott tied the knott. LARS manager and father
of the bride drove her down the isle (field) in a 4-wheeler and then they laughed and danced
the night away.
This indie folk musician needed photos that expressed the emotion and angst in his lyrics without
saying a word. Even when hiding behind a mass of long hair, the photos capture his language and say it all.
Driving across the country, it is easy to miss a small community of 300 nestled into miles of corn
and soy fields. Everyone is family in Hindsboro, IL and this gang of bike enthusiests learn how to fix their rides
from the generations
that came before them in that same enchanting place.
Fairbanks, Ak community radio host, Gretta Johnson, brought the news in the morning and
coaxed the sleepy out of our eyes and cold out of our toes with her soothing voice.
In a land of nothing but corn fields and friendly people for very flat miles, the golden
hour is a photographer's playground. Old things find new life when vines grow through rust.
In a place where most think of northern lights and freezing temperatures, bright and beautiful flowers
took on a summer rain storm just like the black spruce take on winter.
Northshore Pipeline is an historic location for fearless surfers but this day even the professionals
were giving the ocean a few extra moments of respect before swimming out to compete.
While there was a legendary surf competition carrying on directly behind him, this kid
had a steadfast obsession with uncovering whatever was inside that beach, for the whole day.
I must say, I was no better considering I spent a fair amount of the day photographing him
instead of the surfers.
Believe it or not, this guy stood beside me at my wedding. Most people have a Maid of Honor,
but I just had an amazing friend from 3rd grade, with gangle arms and a bowl cut (at the time),
that grew into a model. He looked way prettier than me in our wedding photos.
A true Alaskan in the woods sits next to a river appreciating the sounds and the sites for hours
on end. This is what thoughtful consideration and inner peace look like in the north.
Goats for milk, goats for breeding, and just plain goats. Bees Knees of
Quilcene, WA is a quaint and tiny farm with a workforce of one. These goats
stole my heart, my food, bits off my shirt, parts of the tires off my car,
but never made me one bit mad.
Foodstock, the food drive Woodstock knock off of Fox Alaska is a place to take in
incredible local music for only the price of whatever you feel like bringing from
Young Pryme City, a NYC rapper hiding in a Manhattan supermarket rose to stardom.
We found he was better than the eats we were looking for
and ended up taking a day to photograph
his rapper side for marketing.
With our Alaska roots and his Bronx upbringing the stories we swapped during this shoot
left us both in bewilderment.
© 2015 Sefener Fine Arts and Graphic Design