Bryan and Lyla

 

My son Bryan and his daughter Lyla are always on the move. Bryan is a avid surfer, kiteboarder, and sometime skater. 3 year old Lyla has dad at home more than most kids. Bryan may be off to some faraway place to shoot a tv doc, yet also has long periods at home as a full on dad. Most of us grow up with more mom than dad. Lyla has both about equally. I guess I’m technically late for a Father’s Day post, yet for Lyla dad day is every day. Whatever career dreams that may have come my way, nothing beats this reality. @bryanharveyfilms

Nags Head

Nags Head NC 6-14-17.

Summer breeze

 

Summer breeze on Pamlico Sound.

Kites

Big kites created some surreal landscapes for me yesterday in the Outer Banks NC. Yes they were colorful and yes I shot also in color. Yet by the end I liked b&w best. I shoot both b&w and color exactly the same way anyway. 90% of my work could be converted in either direction. For my American Family project I would even grab randomly b&w or color film and shoot the same with either. At my base I’m definitely a b&w guy. Only adding a wee bit of color later in my photographic development. I’m very monochromatic with color. My two books upcoming mix the two. Carefully.

Selfie

 
Selfie by @oliweirdtwist. Our 2 weeks of book making workshops is over here at my home. The most incredible engagement I’ve had on IG Stories came from those in this audience who tracked the whole 2 week process. Special thanks to @michellemaddensmith @billmarr @loyd @diegorlando @malloryash @obxhomepage @chrisbickford. My 11 students took a step forward towards getting a book published. They all still have a long way to go, yet I’ve tried to get everyone on the right path. Both Michael Loyd Young, “Mesquite”, and Chris Bickford, “Legends of the Sandbar” were here with those new books as proof of results. @mariadanielbalcazar will be next to have a book with her poignant sublime work in Brazil. I take my mentoring just as seriously as I do my own work. So I’m very proud when any student makes their mark. All of us had the very best of times here in the outer banks. There is something about being at home and a 6 student limit that makes this workshop a life experience we will all remember. Bonding at its best. I think All who were here would agree. Here are the 2 classes. Some of their work will be published on @burnmagazine . Love you guys. Missing you all. @mariadanielbalcazar @sandracattaneoadorno @ledelsun @shinwoongjae @zjwaze @christinagregoire @kirstenlphotog @al.nielsen @eric_melzer @ryanjcasson @shanemacomber