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.