KeenanRIVALS Does New York

KeenanRIVALS Does New York

Visiting New York was a child hood dream of mine, not as a street photographer, but just as an individual. It feels good to check something off of my bucket list at the age of 27. With that being said, it’s everything I thought it was going to be, but there were some aspects of the New York lifestyle that I couldn’t have even imagined.

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Detroit's Open Street | Mexicantown

Detroit's Open Street | Mexicantown

Open Street is probably my favorite event of the year. Walking in the street and not having to worry about cars is just so therapeutic. It makes the process so much easier and you can actually frame your shots… I absolutely love it. However, I’m not sure if everyone in the city feels the same way. It'‘s still a relatively small event, despite it going for miles and the majority of the people who drive cars simply hate it. They can’t get around the city and for hours one of the main streets in Detroit is blocked off.

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Testing Out Blue Indigo | Part 3 of VSCO's 'Walk In The Sun Collection'

Testing Out Blue Indigo | Part 3 of VSCO's 'Walk In The Sun Collection'

Woah, how did I miss this one? This would have been the perfect preset pack to test on my most recent Camera Therapy session. Blue Tint is the final preset pack in the Walk In The Sun collection and it’s exclusive to VSCO X members. I’ve been talking about VSCO X since they first began the program and it’s literally one of the best photography purchases I’ve ever made. For $20 you get access to an insane library of presets, for both mobile and desktop.

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Camera Therapy: Blue Tint

Camera Therapy: Blue Tint

Shot Eastern Market with a different lens this week, I’m not sure if it was the camera or just the sky, but there was a heavy blue tint in pretty much all of my images. I added some warmer tones to some of he images, but the blue tint over powered the majority of the images… It’s different, but in a way, I like it!

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Bruce Gilden Challenge Vol. 2

Bruce Gilden Challenge Vol. 2

Shooting with flash has always been such a weird concept to me. Initially I absolutely hated it, the idea of shooting a flash during the day made absolutely no sense to me, but then once I tried it, I was like okay… this makes sense. If done right it gives your photos a bit of extra depth. Everything looks sharper and the photographs just have so much more character, when done right.

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Fight for 15 Rally Recap (Detroit/Flint)

Fight for 15 Rally Recap (Detroit/Flint)

For the last few years I’ve been taking just about any freelance gig that would pay my price, it didn’t matter the work, weddings, events, portraiture, if I felt like I could do it I’d go for it! I’m grateful that I’m able to make money from photography, but there is always a little part of me that wishes someone would let me document their event or their wedding like I document out on the streets every day. No posed shots, no shallow depth of field request, just raw photographs of people in their natural element. There’s nothing better than being hired for a job because someone likes your work. Not your price, but YOUR WORK.

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