Staying healthy and fit is a huge part of my life. Body awareness and confidence is the rock that I build my life on. Working out trains more than just muscles, it trains the mind. Willpower, determination, and commitment are things I’ve learned in a whole new dimension through physical training. My personal trainer and great friend, @kristinrios, pushes me to stay balanced and forward thinking in my approach to everything from mobility to strength.
I’ve learned a lot about how far I can go, and how to dig deep when there’s seemingly nothing left. The thrill of crushing a soul gutting workout gives me the most endorphin inducing high I’ve ever felt.
A lot of this spills over into my work, my relationships, and my approach to everything in life.
I can run like a machine, never burning out on work no matter how hard. It doesn’t hurt or wear on me. It just feels right.
I work hard on being kind and useful to my friends and family, always appreciating the strength that love and appreciation creates.
Everything I do, builds towards better. Confidence to do that all starts from the awareness of my health and body. Knowing I put damn hard work into being in as good of shape as I can at any time, is a huge core for any challenge ahead.
Today I did part 2 of a shoot for @thefusefitness and the results were pretty great! Capturing Kristin, Pascha, and Michelle doing their thing is inspiring.
All edited with #Priime
My new H Magnifica anemone acclimated and healthy in my reef tank.
Set this little tank up to deal with a bit of stress, giving myself something to play with and photograph in between work to keep me sane. Now in the evening I have something to look at and take my mind off things for a little while. It’s nice. But that’s not to say I don’t absolutely love working on @priime as much as possible! Just need some anemone and clownfish in my life 🐠
This spot behind Yerba Buena Gardens in SF is full of great concrete light. I love the gray gradients.
Sometimes when things aren’t working out, you just need a good location for inspiration.
Thank you for reminding me of where we are, and why we try so hard.
It's hard to explain, without sounding cheesy, but when I come out to Mt Tam, I feel grounded. There's clarity in all the complexity. No, my problems aren't solved, but my spirit feels calm and steady.
And though she's not as gigantic as Mt Tam, @issata is a force herself. She's been more of a steady rock than anything else out there. I always tell people, we are all so lucky she calls us her friends. Try to spot her next to the tree ;) #priime#priime_bluehour
Shooting fitness is another favorite of mine, where I can combine photography with something I'm passionate about. Sometimes shooting fitness isn't always just about heavy weights and grunting. A lot of it, like this shot, shows more than just a workout. In between sets of rows and crunches, I captured some portraits, though in this case sunglassed, that speaks volumes.
I've made staying fit and healthy a huge part of my life, where it's not a chore but something I look forward to every day. Maybe it comes from the fact that I was made very aware of my physical difference as a kid and wanted to change that, or just something I've found a love for. Either way, it has lead me to finding out the lengths of my pain tolerance, my ability to commit and follow through, patience, dealing with setbacks (like injury), and meeting incredible like minded friends such as @fithappyabs! She is a force at our @barrysbootcamp classes with @alvinholden8020@nichole_b_peterson, and an inspiring supportive friend outside of the gym.
Anyway, check out my latest shoot with Abby on my latest @priime collection linked in my bio!
The @priime team has been hard at work developing the new Priime RAW app for iPad, to be released this week. I'm finally going to get some sleep. Look out for the final release in the App Store on Thursday! - full RAW editing. - 8ms draw times (unbeatable right now, even on desktop apps)
- wide color editing
- and a whole lot more
Can't wait to show it to everyone!
This is a photo from a recent hike up to Tam ;) The fog reaches forever!