A Desert Oasis, Waterhole, and Burnt Marshmallows
People often complain about how Arizona is too "lame" or "boring" or "ugly". Like, excuse me? Not only are those words personally offensive to me since this state is my home and I'll defend it to my grave, but such negative accusations are simply not true. Look at this place. It's MAGIC. Arizona is rich with cultural landmarks and saturated beyond belief with exquisite surprises, such as this oasis located quite literally in the middle of nowhere.
Being a photographer means having the chance to explore areas around my home that would be cool for shoots. I've been in contact with some super kick-ass brands lately that have been dying to get a feel for the desert's tasteful beauty. Naturally, I explore uncharted areas of the Salt River, swashbuckle through the Verde Creek, and hunt for waterfalls. Instead of hiring models with zero outdoor experience -- I gather my best friends and set out on the road hunting for the best spots at sunset. These are the moments I live for. Work days like these are what me so excited to get up in the morning.