I usually shoot early mornings in Wynwood, Miami, as its quiet & we have all the walls to ourselves... However, this photo shoot was done late afternoon, when most of the areas of the neighborhood were filled with people. Because my favorite settings are those off the beaten path, within blocks of 2nd Ave, the crowds did not really affect us shooting at all. But can we talk about these fun colors?! You can't beat them - it always makes such a fun gallery. 3.5 year old Elena was loving all the art & choosing which were her favorites. If you're familiar with the area, you know that some of the art is very... adult - political, graphic or otherwise. So at times we had to find alternatives to some of the ones she wanted to take photos with, but we all had a great time.
I've said it probably dozens of times already on this blog, but one of my favorite things about being back in South Florida as a photographer, is that it allows me to reconnect with a ton of old friends. Shanon & I were great friends through Middle School so to get to see her now as a beautiful mother (and wife) was so much fun. The only real request for this session was lots of color... and judging by these photos, I'd definitely say we accomplished that. We spent the morning in the unusually-quiet Wynwood, Miami & took advantage of all the amazing murals around 2nd street. Its was so hard to pick our favorite walls to make stops at, but even harder to choose favorites from the photos to share. Happy first birthday, Finley! It was so great reconnecting with your mom (& meeting your dad)!
For a few days every December, the artists outnumber the non-artists in Miami. Two words: Arts. Basel.If you're unfamiliar with Art Basel - its a giant art playground for people like me. In other words, its an international contemporary art fair that only happens in Switzerland and Miami. We stayed away from the convention center in South Beach and hung out in the art/design district for the day, where there were still a ton of events going on. Here's a glimpse into my day - starting at Wynwood Walls, all through Midtown and then ending at Art Miami and Red Dot...