Polaroids

Let’s just face it. We live in a digital world. Our movies are digital, we stream music instead of listening to a physical cd, and the way we take and observe photos is usually through a screen. Hell about 90% of the photos I take are with some form of a digital camera, whether it be my dslr or my iPhone. But that’s not to say I don’t love the look and feel of film. I actually own Nikon F100 film slr that I’ve run a few rolls through. But ultimately my current form of film to shoot is polaroids.
Funny story about my polaroid camera is I got it for free. I was cleaning out my parents’ garage one day and found it stashed back in some old locker and fortunately it still worked!!! The thing I love about it is it gives a different feel to all the other photos from a set. It also can lend a different perspective and change your thinking process mid shoot. And with the resurgence of instant film it’s great that I can just run into Best Buy and pick up new packs and there’s no dark room or sending your rolls off to a lab to be developed involved.
Recently I finally started scanning and archiving all of the polaroids I’ve taken as of late so I thought I would share some of my favorites in a single blog post. So without further ado…

sometimes taking a pic of a polaroid on your phone is a great way to past time while you wait for your model to change. lol

sometimes taking a pic of a polaroid on your phone is a great way to past time while you wait for your model to change. lol

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Something different. Bay area archives

Contrary to what many may think or what a majority of my content may show, I love all aspects of photography. I don’t get the opportunity to shoot too many different things due to work etc. but I thought I’d go back a few years and share some photos from when I got to go on a west coast tour with The Turnaways (follow them on IG: @turnaways and follow them on spotify as well). During their tour they played a good number of cities including, San Antonio, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Fransico. It was also honestly one of the highlights of my photographic career.
So for this post I thought I’d start off right in the thick of the Tour by showcasing photos from our time in Oakland. We had a couple of days off in the bay area so a lot of the photos are from down time etc. But after longs hours in a van you quickly appreciate getting o stretch your legs whenever you can.

Zshwn trying out a guitar at broken Guitars in Oakland

Zshwn trying out a guitar at broken Guitars in Oakland

After a quick stop in Broken Guitar we went down the street to check out 1-2-3-4 Go Records. Since sadly, now physical record shops are so rare these days. I’m not gonna lie… there’s something super nostalgic about being able to physically look through records and instantly be reminded of an artist or a certain album… but I digress.

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After the record shop we needed a bit of a pick me up so of course when we spotted a little coffee shop we had to head over. The name of the shop was Subrosa Coffee and the dude working there was super friendly and knew his coffee. Little known about me… I love coffee, so if you ever want to get me to open up to you all you need do is talk about coffee, cars and cameras lol.

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I’d honestly love to just visit a bunch of indepent coffee shops and just document them.

I’d honestly love to just visit a bunch of indepent coffee shops and just document them.

Wearing a giants cap in Oakland Gasp* lol

Wearing a giants cap in Oakland Gasp* lol

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That night the guys had a show at a club in Downtown Oakland called the Golden Bull. Clubs are always a challenge to shoot in because they lighting is hardly ever ideal for taking photos. But the challenge is always the fun part.

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Justin White a.k.a baby keanu Reeves(especially since he’s grown his hair out) Lead vocals

Justin White a.k.a baby keanu Reeves(especially since he’s grown his hair out) Lead vocals

It’s always difficult to get the drummer in a club, cause they’re usually at the back… in the total dark.

It’s always difficult to get the drummer in a club, cause they’re usually at the back… in the total dark.

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For the last couple photos I’ll just share a couple pics from the next day where we just sort of hung around before heading to the next city. We visited another coffee shop, Timeless coffee and the coffee and atmosphere were A-1!!! And of course a big thank you to both shops we visited while in Oakland For being cool with me taking a couple photos with my big camera while we were there. Nothing intrusive, but you’d be surprised how many places don’t like a photo being taken with a dslr.

Turnaways line up for the tour: L to R Zshawn(guitar) Justin(guitar/vocals) Saad(drums) and Sal(bass)

Turnaways line up for the tour: L to R Zshawn(guitar) Justin(guitar/vocals) Saad(drums) and Sal(bass)

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outside Timeless coffee

outside Timeless coffee

Loved the atmosphere inside Timeless

Loved the atmosphere inside Timeless

This was actually shot on a Fuji X100s I leased for the tour. Not bad!

This was actually shot on a Fuji X100s I leased for the tour. Not bad!

That will wrap up this post. And I hope you enjoyed the photos! I love to travel even if I don’t get many opportunities to do so. Looking forward to more travels in the future, and going to make a couple more posts from this tour. Mostly more music photos to come as well as stories. Stay well!

Hailey Beth pt 2

Back again with another photo set! For this set with Hailey I’m going to go ahead and smoosh two outfits into one posts. Literally from day to night. For the first outfit Hailey had a Yellow bikini that I just knew had to be shot out on the balcony of the apartment. Which is a testament to the bipolarness of Houston weather considering this was like winter time.

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You’d literally have no idea it was winter lol

You’d literally have no idea it was winter lol

As the day transitioned to night time, and the rain started coming down we moved inside. and with that Hailey changed into a more indoorsy look. And per common theme with my work there’s quite a bit of reflections in this set as there was a huge mirror in the apartment… which I had no choice but to use.

I wasn’t kidding when I said it was a huge mirror

I wasn’t kidding when I said it was a huge mirror

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I hope you enjoyed this set as much as I enjoyed shooting and creating with Hailey. And I hope to keep up with this blog and creating new content to share. And as always don’t forget to follow Hailey @haileybeth on IG if you’re not already! Til next time guys!

Hailey Beth Pt.1

I decided to break up this photo set with Hailey just for the sake of saving you guys from endlessly scrolling lol. As previously mentioned in my post with Stevie, she came to Houston with Hailey. So if some of the background seems familiar… it’s because it’s the same apartment. I think it just shows how different of shots you can get in the same place.
I’m no stranger to shooting with Hailey and having shot together a few times now I think we both now how to work together to get images we both love. Or at least I love them. And it’s always easy going and fun to shoot with her.

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I like shooting into mirrors and reflective surfaces

I like shooting into mirrors and reflective surfaces

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Also shooting through objects

Also shooting through objects

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That wraps up part one! I’m not sure whether I’ll just do two parts or go ahead and break it up into three.
But regardless feel free to follow me on IG: @corychrry for new content and follow @haileybethh.

Stevie

Sometimes the people you meet happen through others. Stevie is a prime example of of someone you meet through others. At the time she lived in Austin which is a couple hours north of Houston which is also where my friend Haileybeth lives. It just so happened Hailey and I had not shot together in a while and she was coming to town and she told me she was coming with her friend Stevie. I had already wanted to shoot with Stevie prior to this but just could never seem to find time to try and set something up and make the trip to Austin.
Turned out to be great timing as Stevie was preparing to make a move to Los Angeles! Which she’s since done. So if you happen to be in Los Angeles look her up @sarahstevimusic and support her music as well!
Through Hailey and Stevie we had access to a pretty nice apartment near the 610 loop that had a very nice balcony and decor. This turned out to be a real blessing as it turned out to be a gross rainy day outside. But what else can you expect form Houston, Tx in November lol. But the clouds made for some great soft lighting for the shots on the balcony. So can’t complain too much. Hopefully I’ll get to make a trip to Los Angeles soon and link up with Stevie again soon.

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It’s always awesome meeting and shooting with new people! Especially when they’re as cool as Stevie! Seriously don’t forget to give her a follow and support her music! And until the next post, be well.

Moonchildrose pt3 (finale)

We finally find ourselves at the last post for this series with Quyhn. I can’t thank Quyhn enough for shooting with me and being such an awesome subject. And a huge thank you to those who follow my work and have interacted and left your thoughts. And I look forward to creating more content through out the year and onward.
For the last look we once again kept it pretty simple. But thanks to Quyhn’s awesome ability to pose and move naturally we made some pretty epic photos. Honestly some of my favorite that I’ve made… period.

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This wraps up this photo set, but remember to be on the look out for future posts. And feel free to follow me on IG @corychrry for more updates. Hope you are all well and to hear form you! Cheers!

MoonchildRose pt.2

Continuing with at least one new post a week, I give you another look with the gorgeous Quyhn! We were fortunate to have the use of a kitchen with a lot of natural light. So she brought a white outfit that flowed perfectly with the setting. I’ve probably said it a thousand times but I am a huge fan of simplicity, so when she showed me the outfit I knew it was going to work out perfectly! And of course now Valentines day has come and gone, but this is only the second look of three that I’ll be sharing from our shoot. And I also had two other shoots leading up to Valentines Day. So with that said I hope you’re enjoying the content so far and I’m looking forward to creating even more content in the future!

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I can’t state enough just how much I love natural light. Of course there are times when you have to for lack of a better term create your light. But when it’s there… use it! And luckily where we shot had plenty of natural light coming in form big windows, and had bright cabinets and counter tops that bounced and reflected the light beautifully.

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This will conclude this set. But be on the look out for the third set coming soon! And follow me on IG @corychrry and Quyhn @_moonchildrose_
Be well and hope to hear some feedback as well. Don’t be a stranger.

MoonchildRose pt.1

It’s been a while! After a bit of a hiatus or break or whatever you want to call it, I have decided to try to keep this page updated a little more often. Recently I’ve begun shooting again, and usually what follows is the thought of what to do with the images once they’re done so… let’s post them here! Between work and having classes I can’t promise non stop new material, but in-between new sets I can post some older sets I don’t really have shared anywhere except Instagram. I will try my best to do at least a post per week.
Since that’s now been established let’s start off with one of my first shoots to start the year of 2019! It’s always awesome seeing old friends again. Especially those you haven’t seen in a few years. One such person is Quyhn @ _moonchildrose_ on IG. We first shot together years ago and made some awesome photos!
I’ve never been an overly complicated person, especially when it comes to photography. So we came up with some simple outfit ideas to shoot. Nothing too fancy, but the end results were great.

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Hello! my reflection made it in a photo lol

Hello! my reflection made it in a photo lol

Quyhn definitely embraced her inner big cat lol. It’s always great to shoot with someone who uses every inch of their environment during a shoot.

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I’ll end this post here, but it’s definitely to be continued. This was one of three outfits I’d wish to share with you. So stay tuned!

Jae Stokes

One of the main reasons for the trip to Los Angeles was to create content and shoot a short video for a local Houston artist named Jae Stokes(IG: @jae_la_soul). He creates some of the best hip hop I've heard coming out of Houston in a while. As he sticks true to the roots of hip hop with his lyrics and delivery style. give his sound cloud a listen and peep some of the images we captured of him while in L.A.    
https://soundcloud.com/reupgangstokes