As many friends of mine have come to learn, I am a major sunset enthusiast! It’s the perfect time of the day to sit back and reflect on life and the little things. It’s become a daily habit of mine to head to the top of a parking garage or a rooftop lounge to gaze at the colorful view while the sun sets over the city.
“Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens every day can end beautifully.” – Kristen Butler
To my surprise, at a recent sunset, my friends and I stumbled across a live band rehearsing and filming a video for their submission to NPR’s Tiny Desk Series. The bands’ name is Atrox Box, a jazz/hip-hop group based out of San Marcos, Texas.
My fellow friends and I joined in by dancing and clapping along with the high energy band and ended our day with the perfect jam session and sunset. It’s tiny instances like this that make life all the more worthwhile.
Watch the short story below of our time on the roof, and then check out some groovy tunes from the awesome local band, Atrox Box!
Hey guys! It’s been a while since I’ve posted some content on my blog, but with a new year coming up, one of my resolutions is to keep up with my site more! In doing so I’ll be posting more insight into my life and creating more videos like the one posted below….
With finals and the holidays coming up, I’ve been extremely stressed out–I mean who isn’t right? So, naturally, I grabbed my ukulele, packed up my car, called my friends, and headed to the coast for a day at the beach. We spent a whole day in the sun and attempted to camp, but with high tides and heavy winds, our camping experience suffered. However, where there is a will, there’s a way! So, we dealt with the situation and slept in the car which made the adventure that much more worthwhile.
Overall it was the perfect getaway to refresh our minds and spirits before ending the year. Stay tuned for our next adventure!
Over winter break, I made the journey from Central Texas to the beautiful isolated islands of Hawaii, located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
As a young girl, I resided on the island of Oahu and lived the fairytale of beach bummin’ my way through life for two years before moving. Excited to return, I waited patiently as I passed over the Pacific. The plane landed, and 15 years since my departure, I had officially made it back to the islands!
In the video below, you’ll see me standing on the edge of South Point, which is famous for being the southernmost point in the United States. Check out the video to see 30ft jumps into the Pacific, as well as footage from the rest of our wild adventures.
The video features footage from Rainbow and Akaka Falls, Waipio and Pololu Valley, Ahalanui Beach Park, the cities of Hilo and Kona, Black Sand Beach, and Papakolea Green Sand Beach–one of only four located on the entire globe.
The green sand is created by a common silicate deposit of Big Island lava called olivine, which stays deposited on this beach because it is heavier than the other, lighter components of lava. To see this special spot where the green sand effortlessly contrasts with the clean blue ocean water, we embarked on a six-mile hike round trip. To say the least, the hike was well worth it!
Being on the island and basking in its exquisite beauty made me question how one could ever leave such a place. If you can’t tell by now, I never wanted too. Hopefully, it won’t be another 15 years before I return. Till next time, Hawaii!
It seems like a lot of people I know are doing some really cool stuff with their lives and creating something out of their passions and desires, so I decided to go out and interview a friend who is doing just that.
Meet Alex Helm, a guy pursuing life through the lens, capturing all of his exciting moments with his Nikon D2300. Helm started his own multimedia brand, Helm Visuals, as an outlet for him to promote what he is capable of.
Helm captures his day to day life by taking portraits of his alluring friends and filming his hobbies. Some typical content you may see Helm produce consists of portrait style photos, as well as video footage of wakeboarding, longboarding, traveling, and of course, partying.
Helm is hard working, and his art naturally catches the attention of others. He has an eye for the water and surrounds himself with positive “beachy” vibes, all which were influenced from the West Coast in California. In the interview, he explains his passions, influences, and style in his own words. Check it out the video and meet, Alex.
In addition, check out Helm’s, “Daydreaming,” as explained in the interview as one of his “most memorable” and most recent productions.
Provided below are some portrait style photos taken by Helm.
Follow Helm Visuals on Instagram and Twitter to keep up with his most recent captures.