The campus of Western State Hospital, early on a foggy morning.  I was in town to shoot a pilot for a television show which would basically be the antidote to ghost-hunting shows; we’d go into historic abandoned buildings and discuss their actual histories instead of pretending to be scared by pipes shifting.  Sadly, the pilot was never picked up.  But I had a great time shooting this 1828 asylum campus!

SARTORIAL SERIES ENTRY #2 - “THE VISIONARY”. -A little about yourself. My name is Cedric Quick. I’ve been called an extremist because of my passion to be number 1 and give all I have to whatever my interest is at the time. The problem is those interests change and I’ve become a jack of all trade. I’m still searching for the one thing that I will master and never shy away from. I’m a loving father and husband that enjoys the journeys and lessons of life.  I believe everyday is an opportunity to get better and make my family proud.  FOE

-What pushed you to start growing and maintaining your beard?  First off, my father rocked the beard.  I’ve always wanted to let it grow and see where it goes, but I was concerned about how I would be perceived.  Then I said f**k it… -Who inspires you to be great? Again, my family and friends inspire me to be and do more than anyone ever imagined. 

-What advice can you give anyone who’s trying to grow or keep their beard healthy?  Have favorable genetics, stop putting blades to it, and “Mane The F*** UP”

-What’s one quote that you live by daily?  “Be yourself  #nuffsaid”

Another personal favorite quote:  “Aint no fun when the rabbit got the gun”

PHOTOGRAPHY IG: @RAAT_FASHION  |   visuals-by-raat




Shenandoah National Park

Scenes from my trip to Virginia to visit this beautiful place. The park is long and narrow with a central road called Skyline Drive running through the length of it. I spent the time there driving on the beautiful winding roads, hiking several of the trails with breathtaking views of either waterfalls or the valley below, enjoyed watching the sunset while the fog slowly creeped its way through the trees, then stayed even as night fell in order to see the whole scene bathed under the moonlight.

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil ( tumblr | instagram )

These two beauties are through hiking the Appalachian Trail with their owner, Jake. I had the pleasure of getting to know them all yesterday while on a measly day hike. Something I’m learning more every day is to never undervalue a conversation with a stranger. We can learn from everyone and should never take these beautiful experiences for granted.

by Tyler Phenes