Happily Bearded After

As a photographer based in Long Beach, California, I have always been fascinated with the interplay of light and movement in the urban environment. Growing up with a camera in my hand since the age of seven, I have honed my skills over the years and developed a unique perspective on the world around me.

For me, photography is about capturing a moment in time and creating a visual record of the world as I see it. I specialize in long-exposure photography, which allows me to capture the passing of time and the movement of light in a way that is both beautiful and mesmerizing. By using a slow shutter speed and a tripod, I am able to create images that are both sharp and blurred, highlighting the contrast between the stillness of the cityscape and the motion of its inhabitants.

My love for cityscapes comes from my fascination with the architecture, history, and culture of urban environments. The city is a complex and ever-changing organism, constantly in motion and always evolving. Through my lens, I seek to capture the essence of these urban landscapes, showcasing their beauty and vibrancy, while also highlighting their flaws and imperfections.

In my work, I strive to create images that are both captivating and thought-provoking. I want my viewers to feel a sense of awe and wonder at the beauty of the world around us, while also reflecting on the impact of human activity on the environment. Through my long exposure cityscapes, I hope to inspire people to see the world in a new way, to appreciate the beauty and complexity of the urban environment, and to consider our role in shaping the future of our cities.

My photography is also influenced by my background in graphic design and my love for minimalism and simplicity. I believe that less is more, and I strive to create images that are both elegant and minimalist in their composition. I am drawn to the interplay of light and shadow, the contrast between dark and light, and the subtle nuances of color and texture that can be found in the world around us.

As a photographer, I am constantly exploring new techniques and approaches to my craft. I am always seeking to push the boundaries of what is possible with my camera and to capture images that are both beautiful and meaningful. Whether I am shooting on the streets of Long Beach or traveling to other cities around the world, I am always looking for new ways to capture the beauty and complexity of the urban environment.

In the end, my goal as a photographer is to create images that tell a story, that evoke an emotional response and capture the essence of the world around us. Through my long exposure to cityscapes, I hope to inspire people to see the beauty and complexity of the urban environment, to reflect on our place within it, and to consider how we can shape a more sustainable and equitable


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Contact Information

Happily Bearded After
(562) 519-3823

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Artist Work

Long Beach Photos (2023)

Link to Long Beach Photos

Local Adventures (2023)

Link to Local Adventures

Through the Canals (2021)