The Book is Launched!

As some of you know, I have been working on a book. It showcases my best photography from the past three years, including the ideas and thoughts behind the images. I’ve included descriptions, anecdotes, and ideas, giving an insight into my photography and my life. You’ll also find a large number of quotes from famous people that relate to the topics in the book.

So, without further to do, the book!

The Universe (as I see it) Volume 1

I have made the book available through Blurb. You can order it directly from them and they will print and ship the book. I’ve produced it as a hardcover and a softcover, and you can see a 15-page preview on Blurb before you buy.

Hardcover
$49.99
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Softcover
$34.99
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I have shown proof copies to many people and I have heard nothing but positive things. If you enjoy my photography and following my blog and adventures, you’ll love the book.
Please let me know what you think, and if you buy a copy, don’t forget to write a review ๐Ÿ™‚

I’d also like to thank everyone who encouraged me to do this. I dedicated the book to my dad, for allowing me to discover photography and embrace it. My amazing fiancรฉ Desi constantly inspires me and motivates me, and all of my friends and family have been supportive to no end. Thank you all!

New Years in Cuba

Many of you know that Desi and I had a wonderful vacation in Cuba. We were gone for a week, including New Year’s Eve and had a very relaxing and enjoyable time!

We stayed at Costa Morena, about 40 minutes outside of Santiago de Cuba. The resort was only rated at 2.5 stars, particularly because it didn’t have a beach. This didn’t bother us, and instead we were greeted by beautiful displays of crashing waves just off shore. This made for some breathtaking scenery and a few good photos:

I had decided not to bring my camera, and instead brought mom’s tiny inexpensive point&shoot camera. While it always felt limiting, I was able to get some nice photos… proving that it isn’t the camera, it’s the photographer. ๐Ÿ™‚

This little critter was found near one of the buildings far away from the water, likely to die there if we hadn’t come across it. Desi and I decided to bring it back to the water and give it another chance at life, and with the help of another guest at the resort, named him “Charlie”. We both picked him up, it was one of many spontaneously fun moments in our trip.

We did a bit of traveling on our vacation, to the nearby city of Santiago de Cuba and to a nearby aquarium to watch a display with Dolphins and Seals.ย  When in Santiago, we traveled with another couple, Katarina and Egor (you still have to e-mail me! ๐Ÿ™‚ ) which was a blast, they are very fun people. We checked out a nearby castle as well, which was great for pictures:

We met wonderful people on our trip, including a delightful older lady named Rosemary, which we weren’t able to visit due to crazy prices for “official” taxis. A shout-out to Leigh and Dennis as well, who were always a source of great information.

I know that Desi and I enjoyed our stay very much. Good food, great people, near-perfect weather and only a few things that we wish were better. There are so many stories, but I’ll let the photo gallery below tell as many of them as possible: