Street & Portrait Photographer | Jacob Murphy

Writing again - Oregon Coast

Living in a city was never something that I strived for and it was certainly never a place I ever thought I would end up in. However as the years go by and your life collides with others things tend to change and almost never go the way that you imagine them. My life changed in many ways when I met my wife Ana at photography school and after living our lives together in more then a few places around the United States and Mexico, we ended up in NYC. I always considered NYC to be about the farthest from nature as you could get but I’ve taken to the city none the less as I get further and further involved with street photography and my job. 

However as most New York City residents can tell you sometimes you need a break from the sprawling streets and towering buildings. So when Ana and I got married in August and started planning our honeymoon we decided to get out of the city and go to Oregon, a place that we had only seen on our iPhones through the eyes of the numerous wedding photographers that Ana and I follow. 

The weeklong trip was eyeopening and refreshing to say the least, giving my mind a much needed break and creative cleanse. I only brought my Leica M4P accompanied by a couple lenses and large amount of film and I’m glad I did. Walking the beaches and trails of the Oregon coast showed me a side of the world that I had almost forgotten about. I hope you see the raw and beautiful side the west coast showed me and enjoy the photos that document it. 

Last Minute Shoots are the Best.

Before I left Mexico for Los Angeles I knew that I wanted to photograph Manu at least one more time and luckily our schedules lined up and we were able to squeeze in a couple hours of shooting before I had to hop on a plane a couple days later. This may not be the best work that I’ve ever done but I love it none the less simply because of friendship that Manu and I have developed over the last year or so. Manu is one of those models who is a blast to work with and knows how to work the lenses. So thank you for everything Manu and heres to hoping for many more great photo shoots in the future.  

A Portrait Shoot with Ana

“She was my dream. She made me who I am, and holding her in my arms was more natural to me then my own heartbeat. I think about her all the time. Even now, when I am sitting here, I think about her.” - Nicolas Sparks The Notebook

Happy Easter Sunday everybody,

Hope everyone is having a great day thats filled with happiness, laughter and fair amount of chocolate eggs. Normally I would be partaking in all the festivities that easter has to offer but that sadly is not possible at the moment. So instead I reorganized all of my Lightroom Catalogs over the course of the last week and quickly realized that I have a lot of pictures that I haven’t even touched, let alone posted. So I wanted to share one of the shoots that I did with Ana before I left for L.A.  Hope you all like them, and have a happy Easter.

- Jacob

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