Be Happy…

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Well it’s been a while, so I decided to just say one thing. Be Happy.

Drop the negatives and live the positives. Do you understand? It’s a crazy time in many places around the world. Make your choice how you want to live today, tomorrow and for the future tomorrows. Choose happy…it’s the greatest accomplishment you will ever have…we did.

The year ahead for twolostphotographers looks bright. Many fantastic things are on the books and we can’t wait to share.

Be back soon….and Happy Hallmark Day.

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Take Your Day

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Imagine your normal day. The kind of day that reminds you to get away from all of this…the routine, the rat race, the repetitive nature of all of our lives. Even when we think we don’t have routine, it’s probably denial knowing that you have already conformed to the inevitable…life, maturity, being responsible, etc. The alarm clock goes off in the morning, you shower, get dressed, coffee, breakfast, make lunch, listen to the depressing sounds coming from the radio or television, get in the car for the commute, noticing your stress level is increasing every time you see someone else doing something stupid behind the wheel, arriving for your workday feeling more jitters than you want and knowing in 8 hours you do the exact same thing in reverse. It’s a day we dread, but we all live it no matter what our profession is. It’s like we all tried to tell ourselves and our friends that this would never happen to me. I won’t become the pawn; I won’t become the “norm”. If you can relate to any of this, than you are what we call an adult.

So in the spirit of fighting the power and washing away the crutch of everyday dullness and static mundane torture of cubicles, laptops, water coolers and the ever depressing fluorescent lights of life, take a personal day. Find one day a week when you can unwind, relax, live, breathe, laugh, party and dance with no judgement or whatever you want it to be. Take your day. You will soon realize that all that pent up anxiety, aggression and stress will come out of you like a wild fire or worse if you don’t.

Our day is a dip in the ocean whenever we can, to wash away the worries. For some reason it is and always has been our way of bringing in new energy for whatever is ahead of us. Therapeutic waves of sun, surf and sand. It’s nature’s bath that cleanses the soul and recharges the creative juices of life.

It makes us sound like a bunch of hippies again and maybe deep down we are, but days like this make everything in the world right again. In life, its days like this that most of us will never take enough of. But it doesn’t have to be an ocean, it can be a park, a day at the gym, a night of dancing, reading a book, visiting a museum or a gallery, eating your favorite sandwich, watching the world pass you by on a patio or the lazy man special and just do nothing.

It’s your day. Let it all go, or hold it in and see how long it takes until the stress fart of life comes out when you least expect it.

We Flash People…

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We flash people….not the “we wear trench coats and show people our goods” kind of statement. Just one of those funny sayings you find on T-Shirts geared towards photographers. I’m not even sure why we began with this statement, it was just a way to get your attention and show you our goods.

What I really wanted to tell you about is what I like to call “The walk”. It’s basically a term I like to describe life with. The basic explanation is this. It’s the one person who compliments you in every way. The person you decide to be with in life. Grab their hand and take “the walk”.  That’s what Caroline and I decided to do and share our passion for photography, life, food, art, laughter and finding the most random forms of entertainment in people, places and more. That in a nutshell is how we started Two Lost Photographers. Not lost, by the meaning of the word. Just a statement of two people who find the beauty in life by taking a different path, the untraveled road and taking people on a ride somewhere they have never of thought of going before. We will show it to you from a different angle or take you on the road less travelled.

Too many times in life we stick to the path. We get off the path as fast as possible and make our own trail there. Make our own map and for some reasons those little gems discovered along the way, stick with us and we return anytime we are in that particular spot. We make a city, town, beach and experience our own. Now we thought it was time to share it with others.

So keep checking in with us. We have lots to show you and we will tell you some stories along the way.

For now…find a spot that lets you slow down for a quick minute. Grab a coffee and watch the world pass you by. That experience alone is entertainment and your inner laughter is worth the price of admission….when it makes you laugh out loud…that’s what I call a standing ovation.

Stay tuned…

Surf, Sun and Sand in random places…

We spent an amazing week finding out that sand can get into places you didn’t even know existed on the human body. It was so much fun, we decided to bring a beautiful model named Mercedes (Instagram @mercedesg_benz) with us.

Here’s a little behind the scenes we thought we would share.

We might as well start here…

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For most people working a 9 to 5 work week, it’s almost Hump Day. It’s the middle of the week that for some seems like the biggest hurdle. The monumental task to get past it and finally make the turn to your much awaited Friday release from the everyday routine you find yourself in. I picture a bunch of people staring at the clock waiting, much like we all did in school when waiting for the final bell to ring telling us our day was over. We ran out the door screaming and jumping, thinking at that time there is no better feeling than that freedom we just earned and what we call life.

So while the rest of the working world is trying to cope. Where does that leave us? Today we find ourselves walking the small cobble stoned streets of Old San Juan Puerto Rico. With cameras in hand, we are surrounded by the smells of food from every culture,  locals and tourists from every walk of life, sharing the heat that makes you want a cold glass of sangria or a rum collins and it’s only 10:00 am. This is what we do. Not the drinking part of the description (well not always), it’s the cameras in hand exploring the corners of far off places.

Our names are Caroline and Drew. Two adventure stricken photographers, travelling and capturing memories for any occasion for anyone who asks. Whether it’s a high fashion shoot (As seen in the April & September issues of Elements Magazine & the July issue of Scorpio Jin), destination weddings, engagement photos, travel, or fine art photography…we do it all. We have travelled extensively for the past 15 years exploring the sights, sounds and off the beaten path places that some people only read about. Our specialty is making these locations feel like home for anyone who wants a piece of it. We have both worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years which is amazing since we’re not a day over 21 (or at least that’s how it feels). Working in the industry has taken us too many places around the world and it’s through this travel we thought it was about time to share it with others.

Like I said before today found us in Old San Juan, taking in the culture which we have grown to love, in one of the most beautiful and historic places in the Caribbean. Completely different from the island of St. Maarten which we scouted out yesterday. This morning we quickly became adopted parents to about 30 wild cats calling the streets home. The sound of the ocean waves crashing against the shores at the foot of the fort walls, while the hot sun casts warm shadows on the multi colored buildings which line the narrow streets of the old town. When you find a tree with a park bench underneath it, make sure to stop, take a seat and take in the world as it passes you by…or observe the cracked out woman calling the bench home. This is all part of the experience and these are the moments we want to share with all of you.

So stay tuned everyone. This story has just begun for all of you to take part in. But for the two of us, it continues an adventure we decided to share together 2 years ago, where we have visited Spain, Italy, France, England, Canary Islands, Portugal, Hungary, Austria, Canada, USA, Mexico and all over the Caribbean Islands (12 in total) since then.

Pack light, don’t forget your passport and here we go.