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Howdy!

First of all, thanks to everyone who as ever visited here. I have made a lot of great friends and I felt it was important to let you know I was OK. It has been awhile. After 4 years of posting a photo and a short story every weekday, I took a short break for all the right reasons. A few folks emailed me to check in and make sure I was OK. I’m happy to report I am perfectly healthy. Heck, I even won that big belt buckle by racing my mountain bike 104 miles over 12,000 vertical feet in under 9 hours. Not an easy task!

I wanted to check in, let everyone know I am alright and fill you in on what has gone on. So here it goes!

I’m Still Making Photographs

No question about it, I’m still making photographs. I share them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter if you are interested. Here are a few of my recent favorites.

Justin Balog

Justin Balog

Justin Balog

I’m Helping To Lead Photo Jamborees

I Have Met Some Cool People

As part of my ongoing project, the one that I hope will shed some light on this world and promote a shared understanding between all of us, I have met some interesting people. I hope to share those stories with you soon. More on that at the end…..

Justin Balog

Justin Balog

I Photographed Wild Horses

I’m Continuing To Evolve

As a creator, I am constantly evolving. This year I have attempted to live my life by a lesson a great photographer once shared with me. Get a Leica M6 and run film through it for a year. Well, I don’t have a M6 and that much film is SUPER expensive so I did the next best thing. I bought a Fuji X100s (read my review) and make JPGS straight out of the camera. I have done it for about a year now and it has changed me….for the better!

Justin Balog

Justin Balog

Justin Balog

Justin Balog

Justin Balog

Justin Balog

Justin Balog

Justin Balog

I Wrote A Book

This new way of seeing the world has changed me so much, I actually wrote a book with by buddy about it.Click Here to get it!

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Justin Balog

I’m Still Exploring

This is actually my good friend and co-founder of The Photo Frontier but it was just too perfect of an image. Yes, I am still exploring….EVERYDAY…EVERY WAY!

Justin Balog

What Does The Future Hold?

In short….A dream and doing some good!

The longer answer is…I hope to reinvent the idea of media and journalism. In doing so, I hope I can change the world, even in a small way. I know that is a lofty goal, but it is what I am going to set out to do. This will not be easy, but neither was racing a mountain bike 104 miles over 12,000 vertical feet in under 9 hours.

For now, if you are interested in learning more about photography, I will continue to share my knowledge on The Photo Frontier. I would suggest signing up for the newsletter to keep in touch. As for HOSSedia, things will be changing soon. There is no question I will need help. I will NEED YOUR HELP, so make sure to stay in touch and follow HOSSedia on Instagram (@HOSSedia).

Thanks again to everyone who has visited, reached out to me over the years and read this far. I hope to continue the evolution and maybe, just maybe, we can do some good together.

Justin

A 35mm Coast

Howdy! As I continue to work through this period of creative growth, I decided to conduct a small experiment. I recently visited the coast of central California, armed with nothing more than my Fuji x100s. It was a creative roller coaster of a ride, but in the end I feel I made quite a bit of headway. I will be publishing all my findings in a book this month, but until then I thought I would share one of my favorite images from the exercise.

Still Developing

This post and accompanying image says it all! Yes, I am still developing. Last week I spent a few days exploring the central coast of California with nothing more than a single camera with a fixed 35mm FOV and a Fuji Instax. It was a creative exercise I will be writing about in more detail next week. The short story is, I have fallen in love with photography in completely new ways. I feel as if I have been molting on the inside as I work my way out of a creative cocoon. I can’t say I am doing my best work right now, but I am very happy with the creative sea I have set sail on. Updates from me will continue to be somewhat random, but building a cocoon isn’t easy.

Cycling Is Cool

Tom Danielson

Howdy! I was back in the cycling saddle last night working with a Jr. team here in Colorado. If you know anything about me, you know I love cycling. It’s the greatest sport on earth. There isn’t another sport out there where you can go and test yourself in the same arenas as the pros do. You can go ride the same mountain passes that the Tour de France traverses. I’ve done it. And although I do it slower than the pro peloton, it is no less spectacular. Another cool thing that separates cycling from the other sports is the athlete accessibility. Not only during the races, but in general. Last night Tom Danielson, who got 8th in the Tour de France came out to support our Junior cycling team. It was fun watching a bunch of really fit 16 & 17 year olds test themselves against him. And to be honest, they were giving him a run for his money. Yeah, cycling is the greatest sport on earth.

The Artisans Of Santa Fe

Howdy!

I’m still hard at work at getting everything together here. There is a lot going into this project, and I hope to get dialed in soon. As I continue to work on the project, I’m revisiting my archives. I found these photos of a local artisan in Santa Fe. I really wish I could remember his name. My friends bought this painting and it is currently hanging in their house. I love picking up local art. I feel it fuels this big beautiful karmic cycle of creativity. Do you ever buy local art, or know of any local artists? If so, please share them.