Over the Summer, I was scheduled to attend the Woodman Wedding in Oregon. So I set off with my buddy on a road trip up the West Coast through San Francisco, into Portland, ending in Seattle. Along the way, we met up with dozens of friends, and enjoyed quite a trip.
New York City stands by far as one of my favorite cities. Luckily, I frequent it often. More recently, I had the opportunity to bring my girl Jennifer along. What follows are the images I captured of our leisure time exploring the beautiful city.
Growing up in Southern California has afforded me one of the best road trips in the world - Pacific Coast Highway. Recently, I had the opportunity to take this highway to a whole new level with a 1968 Volkswagen Bus and the most beautiful girl in the world.
While in Europe, I hit up the coast of Ireland with my sister for a few days. Aside from the sibling bonding, I got to visit one of my best friends who had made the island her home.
Overall, it was a beautiful time to experience the culture, people, lands and pubs of such a great country. On this trip, I brought the Leica X. What follows are a selection of raw, unedited images that documented this particular trip.
China has always been one of those places that I have yearned to visit. This desire has only been fueled over the years through my work with clients based in the country. The time finally came for me to take advantage of the offers to visit. A few weeks later, I found myself on a flight to Guangzhou - a tropical city filled with twenty-million people.
Amongst my week in Guangzhou, I had the opportunity to experience both the city and countryside with locals. From the people and food to the culture and lifestyles, the indelible impressions matured my model of the world, and left me with a love for this country.
The best part of the trip - as always - was my time getting lost amidst the marketplaces, skyscrapers, malls, alleyways and make-shift-huts that make up this great city. It was extraordinary, and I can't wait to go back!
What follows below is a very raw, unedited selection of images from the trip captured on my iPhone. As usual, there is no particular order or context; just a peculiar mix of visuals for my future reference and your possible interest.
My flight arrived early, so I waited in the airport as I acclimated to the humidity. It felt like Florida, but slightly worse.
This river winds its way throughout the city
The path for my morning runs.
One of the views from the hotel.
View from the inside of my hotel
View from the insight of the hotel's tower.
Cute little pool from the hotel's balcony.
This is the hotel I enjoyed throughout my stay. It was an architectural beauty inside and out.
This was the river outside my hotel.
Traffic reminds me of the 405, but the drivers here are much better.
The buildings always amazed me.
The contract between the new and old.
A view of the city.
The hotel's cousin.
A client's coffee shop. WCG Creative designed that logo.
Just some of the product sold inside.
This was a really good cup of coffee!
A lovely view of the garden.
A lot more product.
Just a normal lunch.
This is restaurant out in the countryside that farms all their food from their property. It was amazing, from the fish and chicken to the vegetables and tea. We had also had a fun variety of cars to get there.
First time driving.
View from my bed.
My night light.
I enjoyed my first plate of chicken feet here.
I found an aquarium inside one of the malls I stumbled in.
Some of these skyscrapers are works of art.
This is the cities outdoor opera house.
One of the many meetings.
That is basically a boiling pot of the spiciest and hottest food I've ever had - food that consisted of things like goose intestine, cow stomachs (the cow has two stomachs), goat throat, and such.