Over the mountains and across miles of endless of fields nestled in New Mexico lies the desert park, White Sands. Rolling dunes of sugar white sand go on and on with mountains looking over. Quiet is not the word. The dunes seem to absorb the any noise and all you are left with is peace to soak in the surreal beauty. This has a special place in my heart from my Dad and Grandfather taking my brother and I to it when we were small kids and still remains one of my favorite places on earth.
So if you find yourself anywhere close to the southeast corner of New Mexico, not far from Texas, I highly encourage you to venture out to see the white desert. A place so surreal that you could easily see a scene from Star Wars (the cool ones) being shot here. I fully plan on coming back to use it for several projects. Be Well Go Far. – Braun
For the last couple of months I have found refuge in the warmth of the Sunshine state while it seems the rest of the country has been freezing their whiskers off. But first my friends and supporters I have to apologize for being such a lame pal. I haven’t been updating, not for lack of thoughts or travels but just simply taking a break. This is no excuse I know but it’s mine.
Taking time off got me thinking about how my life has changed so drastically in the last 4 months and who I really wanted to be in 2014. Who was this person I was creating? Thoughts like if I died what would my family be able to tell about me. If they searched my home, the WNDRLST, what would they know about me. Isolation forces self reflection, whether you want it or not. During New Years I came across a great video that’s words have haunted me to no end. “The richest place in the world is the graveyard. In the graveyard we will find inventions that we were never exposed to, ideas and dreams that never became realities, hopes and aspirations that were never acted upon.” So it is in those words that I vow to stop being the laziest person I know and declare to be the man, professional and artists I want to be in 2014. Realizing I’m not just a commercial photographer anymore, but so many people know me for my airstream design and this journey. Not exactly what this defines me as but its my labels.
Patton and I enjoy the scenes of Florida, from shooting beautiful women in the Keys to kayaking the Everglades. Even new and old friends came out and graced our home while down here. The last day I was day I was set to leave south Florida, after being told numerous times all the lots in the Keys were sold out I decided to make the call to a few just in case. As luck would have it one had an opening for an entire week! The time out on the islands were so special for me to have it as part of this trip as it is one of the 4 corners of the US.
The Question is what are you gonna do with your time, greatness is a lot of small things done well. Day after day. Work after Work. Obedience after obedience.
Be well go far
Culture, beauty, art, history, women, style. Italy overwhelmed my senses and mind to the point where I felt like if I didn’t devote a life time to her ways I’d be doing her a disservice. Italy is not a place, a country, but a lifestyle. A mindset. And those that go just to “see” it will MISS her.
Shooting her was a dance, a romance…more like a seduction. The more you spent with her the more you fell in love with her. Each city I visited held it’s own reputation. Rome with it’s history that shaped the world, a society so civilized but at the same time so brutal. Forget the hunger games. The coliseum was the real blood sport. The Vatican and Saint Peters is beyond words. Beyond imagination. The crown jewel of the catholic empire. Ornate, intricate, and grand are words for mere mortals but the word “magnificence” cannot be fully fathomed without seeing it. The secrets that she truly holds fascinates. I could go on an on.
A lifelong student of design, I suddenly saw the period table for all things visual. Sculpture, fashion, art, architecture. It started here. Respect. Italy. You are sexy as hell and look forward our dance. ciao Bella
Which are your favorite
I always love videos like this because it not only reminds us what happened in our time on earth, but that we as a people of different nations but sharing one planet are closer and united than we realize. What were your favorite moments of 2013. What were your hardest? What do you hope for 2014 to bring?
Hello from Rome! Thought I would share some photography of my travel adventures in Rome while I’m still here. Will post more soon. ciao!
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