Florida trip is fully underway. I landed several days ago in West Palm, got in a few photo shoots, and made it up the coast to America's oldest city St. Augustine for a Beach House vacation with the entire family to celebrate my parents 40th Wedding Anniversary. I've seen some killer coastlines in LA but there's something about a real stretch of land here in Florida where you get a sense of infinity, even if there technically is a beginning and an end. I haven't seen too much of St. Augustine proper yet but yesterday my twin brother, his bride-to-be, and I drove through the city, saw some of the architecture, and attempted to take a tour of the distillery (though we were too late for the day). I will say the architecture in the town is pretty stunning, though what really intrigued me were some of the old neighborhoods off the beaten path. Hopefully I will get a chance to explore this town while I'm here, but for now I'm content editing photos on my laptop while the waves wash up on the shore.
I haven't posted anything from my Amadeus Magazine shoots for a minute so I thought today I would visit one of my favorite sets going back to Issue 06 with Bisco Smith. My favorite studios to visit have to be the ones where the artist is really surrounded by their work because every angle has potential to show the artist immersed in what they do. Immersion of any sort is vastly important for sure and you can see in these photos how Bisco really embraces that. Sometimes I find I'm so focused on photographing the subjects that I don't necessarily hear the interviews going on in front of me but I had a particular interest in Bisco because of our mutual connections in Street Art/Graff world. Bisco Smith is a really fascinating guy with backgrounds in Hip Hop, street culture, and New York. If you have gotten a chance you should really pick up this issue, check out my photos in the spread, and read about this compelling artist's background.
For now click the photo below and get immersed in Bisco Smith