Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Darbe Images: My Favorite Photos of 2019

Two thousand and nineteen was mixed bag.

The year started off productive. I worked in, and got to photograph, San Francisco and New Orleans early on. In July I made the long overdue move from my forever home in New York City, to the always sunny Miami. Working remotely for Medscape has been a big change for me. I was a little apprehensive at first but, I've settled in and things are beginning to feel like normal here in southern Florida. It sux that Donald Trump followed me down here though. Another thing that sucked even more this year? A few months ago, I lost my best friend Joe, to kitty cancer. This has been very difficult to deal with but, I'm hopeful that in 2020 I'll find a new fur buddy to try and fill that immense hole that Joe left behind. 2019 was the year of saying goodbye, for sure. I said adios to a lot of friends and loved ones. I guess I just wasn't feeling the relationships anymore or the communication was crap? 2020 will be about new relationships and strengthening the few great ones I still have. Speaking of such... the highlight of this past year was my annual trip to California. This time I talked my cousins into making their first trek out to the west coast to join me in LA and the Joshua Tree NP for some hiking and photography. We had an amazing time together and created some lasting memories. #familybonds Can't wait to see what 2020 has in store for me. #changeandadapt

In case you missed my social media posts, here's a few of my favorite photos from these happenings in 2019.

DJ Lupe Fuentes performs in Brooklyn, NY. 
The Garden District in New Orleans.
The Painted Ladies of San Francisco.
The infamous Golden Gate Bridge.
The women of Medscape on assignment.
Portrait of Pulitzer Prize winning author and Doctor, Siddhartha Mukherjee.
Rick Ross performs at the annual Bushwick Collective Block Party.
Pablo and Kristina sit under Italian duo Rosk & Loste's new mural in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
The rain falls on the Vessel in New York City.
Biscayne Bay in Miami.
Vanessa sits for a portrait at SLS Brickell Heights.
The new home in Miami.
Jamie and Eric clowning in the JT Sun.
The Joshua Tree with my cousins.
Swiss graffiti artist Seyo, in Miami. 
Admiring Jenny Boot's "Luca" at Art Miami.
Belgian artist and suitcase traveler Caratoes, creating a massive mural during Art Basel.
RIP to my bestest fur buddy, Joe.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Darbe Images: My Favorite Photos of 2018

Two thousand and eighteen is over. 

I started the year off, shooting WebMD's annual Health Hero Awards. Comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife were honored. I finally got my trip to northwest America in this year. Visited Vancouver/British Columbia, Seattle and Portland all in a little over a week. Seattle was the stand out city of the three, for me. Though Vancouver had the best nature walks and street art, I really liked Seattle's multi-cultural cuisine and overall vibe. I made a few more trips to my new second city Miami, in 2018. Yet I still have so much to see in that beautiful city. My trip to San Diego, Joshua Tree, and Los Angeles, California in September, was one of my best times in Cali ever. Hanging out with my buddy and fellow photographer, Sandy Huffaker in the Joshua Tree region, was the highlight. It's like another planet out there and I can't wait to get back. Seeing my Chargers play in LA's tiny Stub Hub stadium was waaay better than expected. Love our west coast! 

In case you missed my social media posts, here's a few of my favorite photos from these happenings in 2018.

Jeff Gaffigan and his wife receive their Health Hero Award in January at WebMD. 
Ja Rule and NYPD at the annual Bushwick Collective bloc party in Brooklyn, NY.
         Spray can art in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Hanging with Kaja and HeathrowP in Vancouver, British Columbia. 
A street mural from Vancouver's annual Street Art Festival.
Seattle, Washington at sunrise from Kerry Park.
Working out with Iryna in downtown Miami, FL.
A look at Brickell from across the bay in Miami.
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in downtown Miami.
The moon rises over Joshua Tree National Park. 
Meeting Angelene, and Tom Armstrong of Demob Happy, in the desert. 
San Diego's Del Mar beach spot with Rip Curl girl Maddie. 
Stephanie Wise runs into a bud at the Venice Beach skate bowl. 
Model Volleyball makes its debut in Venice, CA with Hailee Lautenbach and friends. 
The pier in Venice, CA at sunset.
Britain's Demob Happy at Irving Plaza, NYC.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Darbe Images: My Favorite Photos of 2017

Two thousand and seventeen was a whopper of a year. Things are really Trumped up right now. We can't say goodbye soon enough it seems.

Though, I actually had a splendid go at it in 2017. I moved again, for the first time in about 7 years. Love the new place! I went over 1K followers on Instagram for the first time. A small but proud accomplishment. Meeting John Paul Pitts(Singer - Surfer Blood), Mayim Bialik(actress - Big Bang Theory) and Colin Kaepernick(NFL quarterback and activist) was pretty cool. I had the pleasure of meeting Colin twice this year actually. This was especially gratifying. I've been a fervent supporter of his protest of police brutality against blacks in the U.S., for a few years. I spent some quality time in Chicago, Denver, upstate New York, and Miami this year. Got to see family, some old friends and hung out with a few new ones, in my travels. 2017 was not only a lot of fun, but very productive for me as well. I'm expecting bigger things in 2018 and can't wait.

In case you missed my social media posts, here's a few of my favorite shots from 2017.

                                                                                                           New York Harbor
Women's March, NYC
The new bedroom
Lake shore in Chicago
Marina Towers in Chicago
The Metro Station at Miami Airport
Fans at The Miami Open
Atop SLS Brickell with Tanika in Miami
SLS Brickell
Fun in the FLX with cousin James and company
Cousin Dan and my London fam at MOMA
Oculus in lower Manhattan
Empire of the Sun at Terminal 5, NYC
Surfer Blood at Capehouse, Brooklyn
The Drums at the Bluebird Theater in Denver
The Denver Art Museum
Tom Hanks speaks at TCT in Denver
Mayim Bialik visits WebMD
Bret Stetka interviews Dr. Richard Isaacson
Meeting Colin for the first time
Reunion with Yvanna in Miami
Admiring Terry O'Neill's photography at The Bond
Vanessa in Wynwood, Miami
Sunset over Coconut Grove