Masthead header
+theshotshot. | high-impact portrait art. bio picture
  • amber | ambone13

    • sand creations. happy birthday, @irisatkins_! 😘 #vscocam
    • @dcjoseph caught grammin'. #vscocam #lifeincbus #serifhouse
    • I didn't think it was possible, but I fell more in love with this creature this weekend. #vscocam #thebigidea
    • I just have a thing for clouds. #vscocam #lifeincbus
    • this morning I woke up and unpacked my kitchen. silently. I put all of the magnets on the fridge attached to the summer's events I already attended (or didn't) and then I took them down. the only thing there now is a piece of paper that says "bloom where you're planted" and I like that. here I am. #vscocam #thesundayseries #lifeincbus
    • steady as the stars in the woods, so happy-hearted. the warmth rang true inside these bones. as the old pine fell, we sang just to bless the morning. #vscocam
    • feeling pretty confident about my saturday choices: a chunky sweater and yoga pants, a crossword, a killer playlist, and some chardonnay. #vscocam #lifeincbus
    • dancin' machines right here. #vscocam #thecarders
    • making plans. THAT was so, so good. #vscocam #thecarders
    • this is september. #vscocam
    • I'm on a mild sleep hiatus as of late, so this morning when I was sitting up in bed drinking coffee,  binge watching new girl, and unpuzzling a crossword, smelling the rain made me grateful. that's all. #vscocam #catsofinstagram #thesundayseries
    • giving up's just another way of getting back home. #vscocam #lifeincbus #happythankyoumoreplease
    • ramping golf carts with @iris.atkins was just what this kid needed yesterday. #vscocam #muskco
    • turn on the light. turn it back off. #vscocam #lifeincbus
    • dear columbus, sometimes I get overwhelmed by you, so thank you for giving me this day to see your greener bits. feel free to keep it coming. #vscocam #thesundayseries #asseenincolumbus
    • welcome back to earth, glenn. #vscocam #friendship7 @homage
    • the calm after the storm. #vscocam
    • be as quiet as you can. #vscocam #bitsofmuskingum #thesundayseries
    • ain't the one that I saw coming. #vscocam #ohiosummer
    • a nice breeze makes for a really good cat nappin' sunday. #vscocam #catsofinstagram #thesundayseries
  • nate | nateembrey

    • @noahgundersen is in columbus, ohio friends. the show is this evening at skully's. 7:30 doors. come get you some if you'd like to. #vscocam
    • I've decided to keep them. #vscocam
    • whatever you do, don't quit everything you know and sell everything you own and move to another state on the opposite side of the country to take the biggest risk of your life unless you're ready to deal with the consequences. i planned on this chapter of my business-life being hard, i really did. and i'm proud of myself for dealing with it how i have. i've taken a few on the chin and i've pivoted and persevered and i've recalibrated and started over. three times. but when you go it alone you will hit a wall or twelve and a few will be REALLY big. and you will want to sit down, back against the stone, hugging your legs with your face buried in between your knees and your chest. and you will want want to cry and you will. solo. by yourself.
-
today i'm reminding myself that that's fine. that the wall doesn't just stop progress but it does so while it distorts the view. and sitting down to breathe isn't just ok, but it's sort of required. and that i picked this by myself, so it's alright that i'm by myself. being determined and believing in whatever it is you believe in are good things, but so is stopping to take catch your breath. so is being forced to stop and catch your breath.
-
i've had a really rough week. I found another wall. but it doesn't get to tell me how to act and it certainly doesn't get to tell me what to do. so i'm writing this caption with my head between my legs and repeating out loud that this thing will be what i want it to be and for no other reason than because i said it is. i see the end even now and when i get there things will look different than they do standing here. i'll be there soon. i'll be there sometime. and before long i'm going to sit down and i'm going to bow my head and i'm going to fall apart, but this time for a different reason. this time my back won't be up against a wall but resting against a bed and i'll be breathing air because it's fresh instead of being forced to by way of hyperventilation. this week's been long but i'm banking on the weeks and months and years coming after that will make me forget any of this ever happened. - 
spring forward, fall forward too. over walls and across the finish line. #vscocam
    • I sometimes do not enjoy fall as much as I'd like to because fall now means winter next. winter I don't care for. but fall is now and winter is not now and if I want to be present then thinking about what the next season may be like is a stupid place to spend the night. so I moved out. #vscocam
    • let it be, kid. #vscocam
    • "the only things you learn are the things you tame." #vscocam
    • friday. NIGHT. @brenna_marriie @lizzygundersen
    • fall's here and the wardrobe came with it. #vscocam
    • "even the bad things made sense." #vscocam
    • autumn's bounty, bread and red wine. #vscocam
    • fall. get it. #vscocam
    • this is the part where m. ward came out and played some songs with conor oberst in portland. hope you all had a really good day. #vscocam
    • coasts do interesting things to you when you let them. the winds and the waves are just...different out there. they have a sort of relentlessness that's somehow never out of sync. the ebb and flow. everything is working against and together. the air is pushing things around and the tides are pulling them back again, all in right rhythm. there's an invisible cadence happening all around you. maybe I can learn a little more from places like this. maybe you can. or maybe we get stuck in the tension and never get to the place where we understand that opposing forces, from a few steps back, aren't. the two things are one thing. that when you're caught in between it feels violent and chaotic but when you're up above it starts looking more like a dance. more like magic. more like measure.
-
the last time I was staring at the atlantic I wrote some things in the sand. I did the same thing a few nights ago at the edge of the of the pacific. I'm ok letting the wind and the waves do what they want with both. #vscocam
    • #makeovermonday. ps, I have an extra ticket to conor oberst tomorrow night. hmu. #vscocam
    • gas pedal. #icantasteit #itsdelicious #shhhhh
    • drop, drop, drop, dropping this thing back. #vscocam
    • fall, I have a lot of things planned for you. this one's been on the books for a while. #vscocam
    • started from the bottom, now I'm on top of a big hill or mountain of some kind. #vscocam
    • september 27 means it's been a year to the day that I flew into the PNW for the first time. a few months later I was back and now, a few after that, i'm a resident. I can't say what I'll be doing a few months from now, but this place has been overwhelmingly good to me. here's to going all in and here's to round twos and here's to living really hard. | a photo of myself and one of my best friends @noahgundersen shot by the talented @brenna_marriie. thanks for making my time here better than it would have been otherwise and for pushing me in all the right places.
    • I wrote something about relationships. an excerpt is here and the rest is on the blog, the link for which you can find in my profile: -
"listen, if you're open to finding the person worth your time and effort and affection then do yourself a favor and don't sabotage the system. be open to it and be open to them. be open to yourself. be present at all costs. be intentional. be attentive. do everything you can to avoid thinking about worst case scenarios. understand that anxiety is poison and it lies to you, even when it's telling the truth. don't limit anything unless you should. if it's unnerving, lean into it. when it starts getting heavy, get heavy with it. when you start to get overwhelmed, say it. if you feel afraid, share it. if you can't figure out why you feel how you do, sit your person down and ask for help. unlock the doors and open the windows and pay attention to how the one you love responds. if you feel incapable, announce it. cry about it. get mad about it. hyperventilate. but work it out with yourself and with the one who is hopefully doing all of these same things for you. you're looking for an individual who can compliment you where you need it. you're looking for someone who won't hurt you when you're expecting to be and who won't take advantage of you when you're most likely to be and who won't think less of you when it would be easy to do that. for god's sake, don't steal away their opportunity to show you who they are. get out of your head. stop making excuses. your precautions are obstructing your view. the entirety of real relationship rests on feeling everything, all the time, and exactly how you do when you do. there is no room for buffers or for barricades. remove both before you "learn" that they work, because they don't except in their own special way of working in reverse." #vscocam
  • ben | ben_j

    • Congratulations, Ryan & Courtney! I can't wait to start editing these! @courtneyleezink #VSCOcam
    • Planes. Processed with B2 using #VSCOcam
    • Rooftops. Processed using B6 in #VSCOcam
    • My first watch strap. Processed using HB2 in #VSCOcam
    • Onions. Processed using #VSCOcam.
    • So pumped that these are starting to ripen up! Processed using H8 in #VSCOcam
    • AA-AZ. Processed using A1 in #VSCOcam
    • abandoned tractor sales business. Processed using E2 in #VSCOcam
    • #vscocam M3
    • C17. #VSCOcam B1
    • #VSCOcam F1
    • Yo! I started a separate insta for some of my wedding/senior work. check it out :) @benjaminlaurelphoto
    • state forest. #VSCOcam F2
    • #VSCOcam M2
    • #VSCOcam
    • silica sands. #VSCOcam
    • central park. #VSCOcam F3
    • #VSCOcam M3
    • #VSCOcam K2
    • #VSCOcam B2
  • douglas | dcjoseph

    • To the sky. 
#vscocam 
x
#serifhouse
    • When you move, fall like a thunderbolt. 
#vscocam 
x
#serifhouse 
x
#expcols 
x
#lifeincbus
    • Hope is not a plan. 
#vscocam 
x
#asseenincolumbus
    • Pumpkin pillaging with the great and mystical @kingviking.

#beardsandvegetables
x
#vscocam 
x
#lifeincbus 
x
#asseenincolumbus 
x
#expcols
    • It's a Friday. 
#vscocam 
x
#serifhouse
    • πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ“Ή #vscocam 
x
#asseenincolumbus
x
#expcols
    • Bankes wedding. 
#bankeswedding 
x
#midwest
    • Found it. 
#vscocam 
x
#lifeincbus 
x
#expcols
    • I took a trip into the Smoky Mountains to get away, clear my head, and get some rest for my soul. While I was hiking an old man wearing a ring on every finger insisted he take my photo. 
#vscocam
    • "The stream is your soul. And you are the keeper." #vscocam
    • "It is not what you do; it's what you become." #vscocam 
x
#liveauthentic 
x
#morningslikethese
    • In those days there were giants in the land... #vscocam
    • I needed this. 
#vscocam
x
#liveauthentic
    • Spotted this spot downtown last night. @angajayne 
#vscocam 
x
#expcols
    • P H A  N  T O M @brandswell 
#vscocam 
x
#lifeincbus
x
#expcols 
x
#liveauthentic
x
#serifhouse
    • This has been the best year of my life due to @angajayne. We celebrated being together for one year last weekend at @curioatharvest. 
#vscocam 
x
#expcols
    • "You guys wanna see some dancing?" #vscocam 
x
#independantsfest
x
#expcols
    • Today we showed up at a shoot at a complete stranger's house. They left a balloon on the front door to show us the way.

#vscocam
x
#life
    • From a few weeks ago. Pittsburgh adventuring around with @angajayne 
#vscocam 
x
#pittsburgh
    • And we fell into like a day dream or a fever. 
#vscocam
x
#lifeincbus
x
#serifhouse