Indianapolis for American Express - Part II

Colorful foods and a beautiful outdoor sculpture garden were the focus of this latest project for American Express. I had the opportunity to snap pics of (and eat) some delicious food at Simple Greens and get inspired by the incredible outdoor sculptures at the Virginia Fairbanks 100 Acre Art & Nature Park. 

 

Indianapolis For American Express

I spent a few days in Indianapolis highlighting some rad small businesses for American Express. Along the way I met some friendly Hoosiers, ate some tasty ice cream, and talked to folks about chasing your dreams. Among the businesses highlighted here are:

James Dant - A Store for Men

West Fork Whiskey

Brics Ice Cream

Here are a few images from the project. 

Adulting Awards

Adulting Awards

Let's be honest - being an adult can be tough. Showing up to work, paying bills, laundry, taxes... The list of responsibilities goes on an on, and you rarely get any credit for actually following through on any of these tasks. That's where the Adulting Awards come in.

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Inside Musicol - One of the Last Remaining Vinyl Record Pressers in the US

Inside Musicol - One of the Last Remaining Vinyl Record Pressers in the US

A few weeks back I spent the day hanging out at Musicol, the oldest recording studio in Columbus and one of the last vinyl pressing factories in the US. Calling it a vinyl pressing factory may be a bit of an overstatement since its just a couple of guys in the basement of a 1950's model home but don't let its size or humble looks fool you - this place is legendary among musicians and audiophiles. 

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Wayne World

Wayne World

Deep in Ohio's Appalachian foothills lies a string of small communities seemingly forgotten by time. Villages like Shawnee, Haydenville, and New Straightsville, just a little over an hour outside of Columbus, feel like they are another world away.

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Venice Beach Portraits

Venice Beach Portraits

Taking portraits of strangers is one of the most rewarding aspects of photography for me. The process can be intimidating but that's part of its attraction. Getting outside of my comfort zone is the best way to grow, as a person, and as a photographer.

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A Celestial Adventure

A Celestial Adventure

Earlier this year, much of the continental United States was treated to a rare solar eclipse. I made the drive from Columbus, Ohio to Southern Illinois where totality was longer than anywhere else in the country. The six and a half hour drive and the adventure that followed was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Witnessing the surreal shift in light as the moon passed in front of the sun was unlike anything I've seen before. 

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