at sunrise i begin running

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i would like to share with all of you here on the internet that i am excited to see my friend @mattxgill tonight and i hope i get to high five him.

i would like to share with all of you here on the internet that i am excited to see my friend @mattxgill tonight and i hope i get to high five him.

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ive been down here working all week. tomorrow a drive through the desert to las vegas.

ive been down here working all week. tomorrow a drive through the desert to las vegas.

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i forget i have this tumblr sometimes and i dont use it enough so heres a photo i took december 27, 2012 in copenhagen,denmark hanging with fred and björn. i think about these times all the time and i wish i could relive them sooner rather than later.

i forget i have this tumblr sometimes and i dont use it enough so heres a photo i took december 27, 2012 in copenhagen,denmark hanging with fred and björn. i think about these times all the time and i wish i could relive them sooner rather than later.

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artripoli:

I’m sitting here going through OLD photos on my Flickr account.

Funny story, I actually only got into photography to meet people when I ended up living in the midwest after I got out of the Marines and I knew nobody. I grew up on a healthy dose of snowboarding, skating, and hardcore music. I was too old to get back into skateboarding really, there are no mountains in Columbia MO, so snowboarding was out of the question, so that left me with hardcore. Of course you can’t just walk into a loud hardcore/punk venue and start introducing yourself to people as they hang out with their crews of friends, so I figured I’d shoot photos. My friend Scotty had peaked my interest in photography about a year earlier, and when I was a kid I shot a lot of video, so it just made sense. I started going to shows and shooting photos of local and touring bands and posting my photos to my website, www.artripoli.com (before that I had a blogspot haha), and it’s how I inevitably became friends with some of the best people I would ever know. It also lead to me touring back and forth across the country several times and developing life long friendships with people all over this great country. 

Low and behold 7 years later I find myself working side by side with my fiance, shooting fashion, lifestyle and portraiture. It’s funny how life works out.

The photos above are some selects from my first year with a DSLR… No clue what I was doing, just experimenting and going, “well that looks cool.”