Atlantic Background in Rhode Island
Like some people, wherever I go, I always have my iPhone in my pocket. I’m always reacting to whatever environment I’m in whether it’s the city, the beach, driving through some old town, or just hanging with friends. I think it’s important to document the things you see around you: the little things most people might not notice, or the people some might pass without seeing.
Videographer and photographer.
Rhode Island is incredibly small. It’s really easy to get to a city like Providence or a quaint historic town like Newport or take a ferry out to a place as magnificent as Block Island. Narragansett is a really small beach town so, growing up, the Atlantic Ocean has always been somewhere in the background.
The perfect day would involve time at the beach, frozen lemonade, seafood, photo making, and just spending time with good friends and family. It would most likely take place on Block Island towards the end of summer when the air begins cooling off and the water is the perfect temperature for swimming.
The summer. There’s always something to do and it’s like 10 degrees cooler at the beach than in the city.
The tourism in the summertime is the worst. In the off season it can be wonderfully desolate, but then the crowds show up. The traffic gets backed up for days, and it gets a little too crowded.
I think the beauty of this place can be a little surprising to people. I see people down by the ocean just staring into the sea, kind of blown away and transfixed.
It’s really hard to break it down to three people. But I guess I’d go with basics like Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and I’ve really been enjoying Vivian Maier’s work.