Johnny Gallagher at the Mint

Coast to coast on this one.  The last set of the talented dude was from a show in NYC in February (click here for that photo set).  Had a great time photographing him again last night, but this time in Los Angeles.  He’s going to put out an album in September, so you’ll be able to hear him no matter where you live.  Wanna know where you can catch him live?  Check him out on Twitter:

www.twitter.com/JohnGallagherJr

It was a lovely night with lovely people last night. #vscocam (at Bergamot Cafe)

It was a lovely night with lovely people last night. #vscocam (at Bergamot Cafe)

One more shot from my trip to Disneyland Paris in honor of its 22nd birthday! I loved meeting Remy during my lunch.

One more shot from my trip to Disneyland Paris in honor of its 22nd birthday! I loved meeting Remy during my lunch.

Love this.

Love this.

The wildest ride in the wilderness. @meghantonjes I’m honored to be your first. #vscocam  (at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad)

The wildest ride in the wilderness. @meghantonjes I’m honored to be your first. #vscocam (at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad)

Disney details. #vscocam  (at Carnation Café)

Disney details. #vscocam (at Carnation Café)

This is how @meghantonjes does photos with characters. #vscocam (at Disney California Adventure Park)

This is how @meghantonjes does photos with characters. #vscocam (at Disney California Adventure Park)

Since I can’t go back here just yet. I’m gonna get down with the original Haunted Mansion at Disneyland today.  I had so much fun at DLP.  But honestly my favorite thing was photographing Phantom Manor.  Both with my camera and my phone.  This one is from my phone.

Since I can’t go back here just yet. I’m gonna get down with the original Haunted Mansion at Disneyland today.  I had so much fun at DLP.  But honestly my favorite thing was photographing Phantom Manor.  Both with my camera and my phone.  This one is from my phone.

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Who wants to detour to middle earth? #vscocam  (at Miracle Mile Sign)

Who wants to detour to middle earth? #vscocam (at Miracle Mile Sign)

The Faces of (My) Paris

If you’ve followed my journey in photography for a while then you know I tend to prefer photographing people vs land/cityscapes.  Paris was a wonderful challenge to me as an artist.  Most of what I shot wasn’t about people.  It was about places and details of places.  I think that was good for me.  But I’d have been remiss to not document the people I shared it with.  Paris is many things to many people.  To me, some of those things are the experiences that come from other people.  It is my first experience there and the faces of my mother, my stepfather, and one of my sisters.  It is smiles on the banks of the Seine, really fantastic butter, champagne under the Eiffel Tower at midnight, a whiskey bar that looks like a speakeasy hidden behind a taco place, and Italian food in the 6th.  Each of these faces has those memories behind them. 

My trip was certainly about going somewhere I haven’t been since I was 16 years old.  However, it was largely about visiting two friends who moved there in August.  CT and Amy are faces I was accustomed to seeing multiple times a week.  I hadn’t seen them since August and their absence was palpable.  I am eternally grateful for the time I was able to spend roaming the streets of Paris with them.  From the first night drinking wine on the Seine to being sad to say goodbye at the Metro station where I could get on the RER to De Gaulle, every moment was wonderful.  I can’t wait for more.

It turned out my lovely friend Rose was in Paris at the same time I was.  We met in New York while both staying with a mutual friend whom she had met on a train platform in Barcelona and I had known since I was 14 years old.  Being that she’s Texas based, we don’t see each other often.  We also have yet to hang out together in a city either of us calls home.  We spent a few of our days together with her two friends she was traveling with.  I was with her when a crepe vendor decided my new name was “My Tattoo” and proposed a life together moving forward.  I politely declined though I was then known in our little circle as My Tattoo.  

The third face was a newly acquired local one.  One of the best parts of travel are the new faces we take with us in the end, this one’s called Andrew.  A really great way to discover a new place is to do it through the eyes of the people who live there and have for a long time.  It’s also a great method of branching out to food beyond the typical local cuisine.  Thanks to Andrew I had some really fantastic Indian food - better than any I’ve had before, and some empanadas I’m pretty sure my roommate (who’s both a US and Argentinian citizen) would be jealous of.  Great, now I’m craving those empanadas.

It was a long day, this helped. #vscocam

It was a long day, this helped. #vscocam

NEW PARIS AND DISNEYLAND PARIS PRINTS IN THE REDBUBBLE STORE!

Hey!  My store has been updated with prints from my photographic adventures in Paris and at Disneyland Paris!  There’s even (for the first time) phone cases for Samsung Galaxy phones on most of these!

Check out a few of the shots available in the new collection.  Also, if you feel so inclined, feel free to peruse the rest of the store.

Get thee to the store and tell all your friends, prints start at $15.40!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PARIS PHOTOS!

http://www.redbubble.com/people/austenr/collections/280598-paris

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The California Coast, and Yosemite National Park - 

My friend Mackie and I set out on from Los Angeles in the FJ60 on February 26, and unfortunately were riddled with days of rainy and soggy camping. “Shit” we thought…

It wasn’t all that bad- we had a day or two of sunshine here and there north of Los Angeles, and worked our way up the US 1 and Highway 101 camping along the way all the way to Big Sur- and we were completely dumped on. It’s okay though because we found a lodge with a good bar, good food, and live music. Next, we hit Yosemite for a few days and were lucky enough to score some sunshine on two of the days, hit the landmarks between LA and SF, and then headed to San Francisco to visit my cousin Molly and her family and check out the scene. Awesome, of course.

After crashing for a weekend and doing our fair share of eating, drinking, and enjoying the city, we headed north to Bodega Bay, where Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds was filmed, and spent a night there. We caught up with one of Mackie’s friends out there who moved out there a bit ago and is living on a farm and really into the process of coffee- essentially she knows everything about coffee production and growing. Next, we continued north and north and north into Oregon, beating past highway 1, all the way to Portland. It’s interesting to note that the campgrounds that are state operated in California are kind of blah, and instantly when you cross into Oregon, it’s a whole different story- they are clean and well kept, and nice to roll into.

Portland is a really neat town, and has its neighborhoods that are divided by districts. It is a public transit town, but from what I understand, if you want to realistically get anywhere in a decent amount of time, it’s best to drive. The FJ60 was perfect, and hasn’t failed at all. Before leaving, I got an oil change, and as of now, it’s a bit shy of 500 miles until the next one. Mackie bounced back to Atlanta for work from Portland, and I picked up Mark Schultz.

Just a friendly reminder that my friend Adam very talented.

Thanks so much, Austen! :) Hope you're keeping well and you've had a lovely weekend. xo — Asked by sp--photography

Of course :)  You’ve got a fantastic eye lady!  Hope you’re well as well :)