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    Dad, 2012 - present
    Full time stay-at-home dad.
  • Richard May Photography
    Owner / Photographer, 2001 - 2012
    Owner and only employee. Specialized in destination weddings for couples getting married in Costa Rica.
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I'm an idea tourist.
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I'm an idea tourist. If it's challenging I want to learn about it.

For 10 years I worked as a full-time wedding photographer for couples getting married in Costa Rica. As of 2012 I've re-focused to stay at home and raise my son.

In this blog you will find my visual explorations ranging from weddings to just walking in the street looking for interesting subjects. I'm taking advantage of my new role as a stay-at-home dad to explore new avenues of photographic creativity. This is a journal of that discovery.
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World's bestest dad.
Education
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
    MFA, Photography, 2000 - 2006
    The MFA program is actually a lot shorter. It just took me longer to complete the thesis. I would recommend finishing a thesis before starting a new business. In my case business was successful so I had little time to spare.
  • Friends World Program
    Interdisciplinary Studies, 1992 - 1998
    Currently known as Global College. I studied in Israel and India.
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My latest piece on Elephant Journal -- How to Support Your Friend the Artist -- "So artists have a problem: Getting noticed. "
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Soundscape video of 28 mile loop of the Caroline Dormon, Sandstone and Backbone trails in Kisatchie Forest. Free topographic map and GPS download.
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I have to say, it's great you have the chance to explore around, I guess like it used to be a long time ago in 'history'. I liked the sequence/story line in the video, I found it interesting and watched all the way through. Though the food from the bag didn't look appealing. Finally, the scenes where the camera was following you from below were the only ones that turned me off, seemed everything is blurry in those shots, and probably in those particular shots we could see the most open sky which didn't help because it was undefined white/grey. But the rest of the video and stills are great as always. Cutaway scenes are nice (acorn, river). I'm no critic or have good knowledge, but I'd thought I'd share my pov ;)
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I enjoy the quiet rhythm of hiking. This video is about that experience of backpacking in the woods accompanied by the sound of my footsteps and birdsongs.
Soundscape video of 28 mile loop of the Caroline Dormon, Sandstone and Backbone trails in Kisatchie Forest. Free topographic map and GPS download.
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Why should anyone choose to get up and walk for a couple days with everything they need on their back? I guess, for me that's just it. Life is simple, you follow a path marked by blazes, trusting there will be a reason for doing it. And in the end you discover there is no destination other than the trip itself.
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It's often what you don't expect what is most interesting. When I was headed for the Wildlife Management Area I discovered this fishing village.
Obviously I had no idea what I had walked into until I got home and looked it up online. The people here are primarily descendant from Chitimacha and Houma tribes.
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A teaser from this week.
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The new me?
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I shot this short video with the X-Pro 1.
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A section of the Tuxachanie Trail in Mississippi.
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Last week I explored the Pointe des Chene Wildlife Management Area. It is about an hour and a half south of New Orleans and covers an area of 33,488 acres. I managed to walk a stretch of about five miles.Read more ›
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Earlier this week I discovered Point des Chene WMA and am returning to get some better pictures near sunset and sunrise.
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Very nice and accommodating staff. We chose this place because of the grounds where we can play with our toddler son and proximity to La Frenier Park. The apartment is very clean and everything is in working order.
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