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September 01, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Thank you for taking the time to visit my page.  As you can tell, this is a work in progress and will continue to be updated with images and blog posts.  It's definitely easier for me to capture and edit images than operating my own website.  Hopefully, I won't make too many blunders as I move forward with showcasing my work here.  However, I do ask that you bear with me since I'm learning the ins and outs associated with maintaining my own website.  Nonetheless, I am excited about the prospect of sharing my work with all of you.  The only thing that I ask is that you be respectful in your comments on my work.  I know that not everyone is going to like my work or the subject matter, but try to be respectful in your comments. 

 

I am an Austin-based photographer and have been passionate about photography for as long as I can remember. I love the subject matter that I work with and continue to work on improving my skills as a photographer.  As an artist, I tend to focus on the male form.  I love being able to capture the strength of a model while also showing the world the aesthetic quality that has captured my eye.  I do tend to focus on the male nude form, but have also branched out to do fashion photography as well as portraits.  Nonetheless, each image captured is a moment in time that I have fallen in love with and am sharing with the world.



Given that I'm working through the mechanics of setting up my own webpage, I thought that I would start with some images that I took in 2011.  During that time, I was taking my first structured photography course.  It was definitely an eye-opener since I started learning how to operate my camera properly instead of just messing around with the features.  Of course, I started off with some creative light images. 

 

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to county fairs and carnivals rolling through town.  I loved the smell of funnel cakes and other county fair food.  But it was the lights from the carnival rides that drew my attention.  I always remember begging my parents to drive by the carnivals each night just so that I could see the lights and the excitement.  Yeah, I was happy just to see the lights from a distance. 

 

Now that I'm in my thirties, I still have the same sense of awe and excitement as the carnival season rolls around.  While I don't have the same desire to ride the rides, I do love having the ability to capture the lights and motion.  The image below of the Scrambler was captured during the 2011 Hogeye Festival in Elgin, Texas.  I love this image because of the sense of motion, the brightness of the lights, and the moment that it represents.  

Reyj Photography - Scrambler LightsReyj Photography - Scrambler LightsReyj Photography - Scrambler Lights

As I work through the mechanics of the website, I'll be including additional posts with a variety of my work.  Some of it is creative like the image above.  Other works will feature the male nude.  If all goes well, I'll include a blog post on each series of images that I upload as I try to convey my thought process during the photo shoot and why I chose specific images to share.  However, all of the work that I publish on my website and through its associated blog will represent my vision as an artist and photographer. 

 


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