Sometimes as photographers we need a break from shooting what we normally shoot whether it be fashion. sports or commercial photography and shoot something just for the fun of it. My break from shooting the norm is going to the zoo and shooting the animals that live there. I’m lucky that I have a great zoo close by, Zoo Miami.
I’ve known about Carnival Miami for some time but I’ve never attended before, but this year was going to be different. What an experience it was. The intricate costumes, the dancing to the beats of reggae and soca and of course how can I forget the food and drinks. All ingredients for a great Carnival experience. One that I won’t soon forget.
As a photographer I have learned to love all types of art. What I love about going to the Wynwood section of Miami is the intricate graffiti and murals splashed all over the walls in a 10 block radius. It blows my mind the art that I see in the Wynwood graffiti. You literally could spend a day there walking around and admiring every piece of art that is drawn about building walls.
After visiting Vizcaya for the first time two months ago to help photograph a wedding there, I’ve been itching to go back and photograph it myself. Vizcaya is located on Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, FL. It was the former home of James Deering who basically created these elaborate gardens and built a villa inspired by Italian Renaissance architecture. It’s absolutely beautiful.
A couple weeks back my friend, Nulise, asked me if I wanted to go photograph the graffiti at the Miami Marine Stadium in Key Biscayne and who am I to say no. You might remember the Miami Marine Stadium from when I photographed Lorell there. Well we sent a few texts back and forth and set up a time and date to meet up. We decided to got and photography the graffiti because the city will be renovating the decrepit and debilitated stadium soon and we wanted to capture some of the art that has been painted on to the walls of the stadium.