GREAT DAYS
There is opportunity in every day to make it somehow great. Since becoming a father to two young girls, I’ve been drawn back in, happily, to a more carefree world of wonder and playtime. As adults, we often let our more formal responsibilities and hard-nosed cynicism rob us of the joy in simplicity. It becomes a matter of perspective. With my series Great Days, I set out to showcase how certain activities and places are resonant with the potential for joy and can act as a portal of self-discovery for viewers to re-engage with a more limitless potential for happiness. The long exposure slows the scene down and opens it up to more metaphoric possibilities. 
Having grown up in a small town miles from big city diversions, my free time as a kid was active and adventurous - building forts, catching frogs, and long days spent at some lonely lake lost out in the woods. But even in more urban environments, we’re afforded opportunities to break free of self-restraints - playgrounds, swing sets, diving docks and pup tents all become invitations for release and joyful renewal. But the challenge is to first see that opportunity and then seize it. So I think of my photographs as a first step in that chain of conscious renewal.

The Great Days
Spinning Light Wheel
2017
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Raving 5 yr Olds
2017
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Lost Lake
2017
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Santa Monica Peir
2017
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Feeding Ducks
2017
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Sand Pales
2017
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Learning to Swim
2017
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Buffalos
2017
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Kids under Cherry Blossoms
2017
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Sharks Cove
2017
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Last Run
2016
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20 Year Skate
2017
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Banzai Beach
2015
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Water Park
2016
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Lake Day
2016
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Crowded Dock
2016
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Kits Pool
2015
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