For many years I worked as a server or manager at restaurants, mostly through the night. So getting up early is always a painful experience for me. Without coffee, it is all but hopeless. So this is a rare sunrise shot. I debated, “would it be worth it?”, “Would there be any color?”, “Would I be awake enough to find the ‘on’ button on my camera?” But it paid off when the sky turned to gold as the beautiful sun slowly climbed over the oceanic horizon. The bliss of the morning was unrivaled. The delicate waves rolled in on this soft Florida coast as I had just landed from a long trip overseas in a very third-world part of Brazil. The peace and solace of the moment were surreal. I felt privileged to have captured it.
I made this website and have taken each photo with a lot of love and a lot of hard work. I think there is nothing more disappointing than looking forward to a great product, then getting it and it’s junk. While that would have been a lot easier, I did not want that to be the experience of my clients. So I sourced products that are the best of the best; outstanding quality, good packaging, and a luxury finish. I researched and ordered prints from dozens of companies and finally found a printer that was head-and-shoulders above all others. For example, most printers use a combination of 4 inks, this printer uses 12 inks to ensure each color is true and beautiful. The paper they use is the finest in the world and fit for museums. Additionally, gloss prints will have a harsh glare on the photos so I only print what is called “enhanced matte” so there is no glare from any direction and any time in any lighting but each print has been enhanced for vivid details.
I hope that my photographs might be an inspiration to someone and a “mental escape” of hope and beauty. So far, I don’t sell a lot of prints (yet). But each dollar made through this site is used to help someone else who is less fortunate and in need. I greatly appreciate your visit to my site and I hope you purchase something that I know you’ll love. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please drop me a message and I’ll get back to you right away – Joshua