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Architecture Wednesday - B2 Cafe

B2 Coffee in San Jose, CA. Located in the beautiful San Pedro Square Market.

As you may know I shoot architecture and interior design spaces for a living (as well as editorial photography). While I've been growing in this space over the past two years my interest and appreciation for spaces has equally grown. I love being in a well planned room and seeing a creative use of space in an office or establishment. I also find it quite fascinating to see how spaces end up getting used by customers or employees and how different or spot-on it is to what the architects or designers envisioned. 

That being said, I'd like to kick off a themed series called Architecture Wednesday. This is where I document and post visually interesting and (hopefully) awesome architectural spaces. I'm often in or passing by really neat buildings, offices, or stores on a job or just exploring the South Bay and I'd really love to take advantage of these opportunities and share a little of what I experience with you.

Now, I am a very visual person, so Architecture Wednesday will mostly take the form of photography supplemented with a little bit of context in writing. Just don't expect a full thesis on a space each time. lol.

The above space is from a lovely cafe in San Jose called B2 Coffee, which is the second location of the Bellano Coffee company. The space makes up an incredibly well lit cafe and shared working space. Perfect for an afternoon meeting or editing session. You can mingle, drink coffee, and even catch a live music performance. I've photographed quite a bit here for Content Magazine, documenting the many events hosted here.

From a design standpoint I really enjoy the use of the brick walls, large, windowed-garage doors, and high ceilings. All of that make for a great open space. Good luck trying to find a seat on a sunny Saturday afternoon; this place gets packed.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this Architecture Wednesday and I'll look forward to next week's post. Let me know your thoughts on B2 the next time you check it out.

 

I went to Austin, TX!

 Processed using VSCO Film 03.

Processed using VSCO Film 03.

For the past six months I have had the pleasure of shooting for a company called The Daily Muse. The Muse (in short) is a recruitment platform that provides potential applicants and job seekers a thorough insight on the life, culture and vibe of a prospective company; as well as job listings.  

The Muse is great because instead of just applying to a job and hoping that you are a good fit for it and vice versa, you get a first hand look at photos, videos, and text of some of the rarest perspectives of a company (unless you work there that is). 

Simply, The Muse is friend who works "at that company" who is willing to spill all the juicy perks of the job and some tips on what you need to land the job. 

Anyway, I've had the chance to do a lot of traveling lately and here I wanted to share some photos of one of my recent trips to Austin, TX! It was my first time to Austin and though it was short and packed back to back with work, I got a second to snap some photos of the city using a Canon S100 point and shoot.

You can find The Muse online here:  http://www.thedailymuse.com and http://www.themuse.com/companies 

*remind me soon to go into a little more detail of my expierences working with The Muse and some of the cool companies I have had the chance to check out.*

**I edited these images using VSCO Film 03, C-Poloroid 669- and a few of my own tweaks** 

Trip to Santa Cruz

 Edited using the VSCO Film 4 - Fuji Astia 100F++

Edited using the VSCO Film 4 - Fuji Astia 100F++

I know.. It has been forever since I've posted last. I don't want to spend anymore time talking about that though since I have a habit of only writing about how I don't write enough. 

During the summer I went on a really nice trip with Maelen to Santa Cruz for a little weekend get away. We we're hoping for a really nice day on the beach but it unfortunately ended up being pretty cold and overcast.

Though, the overcast made from some great photography! Below are some images from the trip. I just edited a few (finally..).

I actually have quite a few updates about what I have been up to regarding my little photography operation over here. But for now, I'll leave with these photos. 

Blogging

  Look both ways.

Look both ways.

Why is it so hard to blog? 

I wish I could write more often and in doing so have a more active blog, but I don't know what it is.. It just doesn't happen. 

I think it is a lot of work to maintain an active blog. Especially when you're working on a bunch of different projects, work related and otherwise. But I'm finding that I really just need to make it a habit of sitting down and writing. Just like I sit down and edit photos. Because, as weird as it may sound, I do have an opinion on things!

I really want to 1) write more on here and 2) talk more about my experiences as a photographer and my jobs. But for now I am just going to work on #1. So if I start posting things that are not photography related and you happen to read them just know that I do in fact have a life outside of photography :)

I'll see you soon, happy friday!