The Arch

It's 32 degrees and I'm exhausted. But it doesn't feel like you would expect freezing to feel like in the midwest. In one hand, I have a remote switch for my camera. In the other, Starbucks coffee with cream, no sugar. Not sure why I chose not to have sugar this morning and I'm beginning to regret it because I'm convinced I've grown a tolerance for the coffee beans I rely on. The sun was going to be directly behind me soon. So are the thick, gray, murky clouds that are blocking it. This shoot was slowly becoming boring. For a moment, at least I think it was a moment, I looked at my hands and continued to ponder why I'm not cold -- I'm not wearing any gloves. When I looked up, still perplexed at how warm it was, the layer of dull clouds had nearly vanished all around me. It was so sudden, as if someone sneezed into a bucket of soapy water with suds and left a giant hole in the middle. All that remained were beautiful trails of white against an early morning ocean blue sky in the middle of America. A new day sun had just broken the horizon, the clouds were perfectly positioned behind the great arch for their portrait. I press the remote trigger. Nothing. I press it again, nothing. How could this be ruined by equipment failure now? I hurriedly scuffled around the camera to see what was going on. The remote trigger wasn't pushed all the way into the camera. User error, probably because I was tired. I knew I should've put sugar in my coffee. I dash back around to find a lone businessman carrying a briefcase stumbling across and down the steps. Not as if he was going to work, but rather walking home from a long night of long hours. I took the shot sensing how tired the businessman must have felt. But looking at the result and realizing how everything transpired into that perfect moment, all I can say is -- sweet.

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"The Arch" is available as a High-Gloss Float Mounted MetalPrint where the color of the dyes are infused directly into a specially-coated aluminum sheet to create a print with incredible luminescence, detail, and durability. It is highly durable, waterproof, weatherproof, and ultra scratch-resistant. When hung, these stunning prints will float off the wall.

/ / Ready-to-hang with two 3/4" thick lightweight foam blocks and aluminum plate with pre-drilled holes
/ / Backed with an inset frame for added stability
/ / Lightweight Material compared to other metal prints
/ / Rounded Corners


A visual warrior seeking truth within cracks of light. Hunting sun, moon, and stars as they lay dimension to the land below. Human, earth, universe – as these algorithms join forces to shape meaning, he captures their dance.

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