I’m normally averse to crowds and long lines, but I decided to wander around the OC Fair with some family. Gotta take time with the family whenever possible. I knew it would be a fun day to take my camera and shoot some of the odd and interesting things you see there. I posted a few to my Instagram page to start, but here are some fun ones I shot with my DSLR. We arrived earlier in the morning before the crowds came (perfect!). The fairgrounds were covered in a grey overcast which was a bit of a contrast from the tyical sunny Orange County day…
Welcome to some new followers, and thank you to some of you who regularly like and reblog. You guys are great!
Been off and on the tumblr page for awhile, but it’s nice to post some new stuff. Aiming to keep posting my more professional work done with my DSLR and Leica point-and-shoot. I’ve never shied away from using my iPhone to shoot—I’m a longtime Hipstamatic user, and I’m fully obsessed with VSCOcam—but I want to you guys to see the kind of stuff I like shooting with my Nikon DSLR.
And thanks to everyone who has liked an re-blogged some of the portraits of me that I’ve posted here. I’m still very comfortable in front of the lens, mostly from my modeling and acting background. I believe it’s important to know what both are like.
For some of you who haven’t been to my regular website, check me out at: www.MattLara.com
Also some of my other work is at: www.MattLaraPhotography.com
(my photography website may be getting a makeover soon!)
Questions and feedback are welcome here…as long as you keep it decent. I love having conversations with other artists and creative types. Creativity is just about my favorite thing to talk about, so ask away. Or just tell me what you are working on. What’s your favorite artistic subject? What do you feel are your roadblocks to creativity? What do you struggle with the most? Also, what are your greatest strengths?
Maybe I can take some of these questions and put them into a blog post. Again, just to keep the conversation going.
Anyway, I’m here for you, creatives! Thanks again for checking in.