Welcoming the New Year: Joel in DTX

Hey guys!

Happy 2017! Last year was such a whirlwind of traveling and shooting, I didn’t get to nearly update my blog as much as I wanted to. Personally, I have always loved documenting my experiences through photography and writing. As a new goal for this year, I want to create these digital journals and share them with you. There’s so much that happens behind the scenes of a trip or photoshoot, it’s the part of the experience that I enjoy and remember most. So look out for new and old stories, I’m excited to see what 2017 holds for all of us!

On one of the last days of this cold dreary December, Joel and I went shooting for the first time. With no real plans, we wandered through Downtown Boston and into Post Office Square, one of my favorite spots in Boston. I took him to an old haunt atop a parking garage and we were able to catch the last of the dusk glow. Earlier in the day, Joel showed me some photos of places to shoot and one of them happened to be a red staircase. I knew this staircase but I couldn’t remember which garage had this distinct feature. As Fate would have it, while we were leaving the garage, we opened the stairwell and there was the red staircase! We spent some time in there before heading back to the Theater District where we shot some bokeh under the bright marquee lights. Here are my favorite 12 (from 100!) images from that series.

A little bit of backstory: Joel and I met at a party earlier in November and realized we had a common interest: photography. Almost instantly, we embarked on an adventure that took us from the party to burgers at Shake Shack to dancing until the wee hours of the morning. Actually, Joel is a model and one of the most positive and easiest human to shoot. He's moving out to NYC soon to pursue it full time and I wish him all the best while he's there!