The Road to Mystic

hello world,

2013 is off and running and I am so excited for this new year of living, family, friends and travels.

I just returned from an amazing journey to Mystic, CT where I was teaching at the Mystic Seminars put on by my friend Walter and Angela van Dusen. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of Mystic you two. I say I was teaching when I was really the one learning! I met amazing people and experienced amazing times. If you ever get a chance to go….GO. It is a great place to recharge and get inspired. Just being around people like Joe McNally, Sue Bryce, Julieanne Kost, Luke & David Edmonson, David Beckstead , Jason Groupp and Rob Greer (just to name a few) is reason enough to go!  Their works and personalities are humbling and inspiring. Check them out if you don’t already know them.

With very little heads up, I invited my good friend Richard to ride shotgun. With out even thinking he said YES! We have the coolest wives in the world! So off we headed with lots of warm clothes and just a destination of Mystic CT. No map, no nav, no appointments and no idea what would happen. Along the way we experienced things that you just can’t plan. Like meeting up with polar bears in NY, cold desolate beaches where tourists usually thrive, whole city blocks on fire, the Bronx and wild stallions.

Well, I’ll just let the images speak now. I’m tired of talking for a while…

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Assateague-island-beach-shot-with-nikon-D3x
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Assateague-island-beach-fishermen-shot-with-nikon-D3x
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Assateague-island-wild-horse-shot-with-nikon-D3x
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rohde-island-coast-shot-with-nikon-D3x
rohde-island-coast-shot-with-Fuji-XE-1
connecticut-coast-shot-with-Fuji-XE-1
rohde-island-sand-piles-shot-with-Fuji-XE-1
rohde-island-coast-shot-with-Fuji-XE-1
connecticut-coast-shot-with-nikon-D3x
brittney-love-shot-with-Fuji-XE-1
amy-semple-shot-with-Fuji-XE-1
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firefighters-shot-with-nikon-D3x
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norfolk-trainstop-shot-with-nikon-D3x

Keep on clickin’

Parker J

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  • Hardy - January 16, 2013 - 6:10 pm

    WOW – as always I’m impressed with your work. Out of this worldReplyCancel

  • Kristi Odom - January 16, 2013 - 6:12 pm

    What an amazing post. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Serantoni - January 16, 2013 - 6:27 pm

    Love the work. Powerful and Fabulous.
    Thank you for the divine inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • daniel kudish - January 16, 2013 - 6:28 pm

    fantastic post Parker, and beautiful photos! love road trips!ReplyCancel

  • corey - January 16, 2013 - 7:18 pm

    Parker, you went in on NYC love the way you captured the flat iron would love to buy it man!!ReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - January 17, 2013 - 8:27 am

      Hey Cory,
      Thanks man. Its not for sale yet but I will let you know when it will be released.ReplyCancel

  • Lora - January 16, 2013 - 7:29 pm

    Parker! From the smiley girl in the lobby…I wish I would have come with you that first day! Incredible images. And great presentation. Thank you so much for coming and sharing your gift.ReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - January 17, 2013 - 8:25 am

      Hey Smiley!
      Thank you so much for your kind words. It was my honor to be there and I am so happy that we connected.ReplyCancel

  • Stephen - January 16, 2013 - 7:46 pm

    your images make me think of Joy Division. Unique, isolated, deep, and dark. Great collection.ReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - January 17, 2013 - 8:21 am

      Thanks Stephen!
      I didn’t know of Joy Division. I am exploring now. I was a heavy punker so if this was influenced by that I am in.
      Your 4 adjectives are what I strive for. I am glad I reached it for you.ReplyCancel

  • Frank DiMeo - January 16, 2013 - 8:31 pm

    Fabulous Parker, Fabulous!
    Dude, a polar bear swim, a fire, and incredible portraits. Were you there for a couple of weeks or a couple of days? Do you sleep? So many wonderful images! The portrait of her looking back in the mirror is haunting though. It immediately burns into the viewers soul.ReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - January 17, 2013 - 8:23 am

      Thank you Frank!
      Yea just a few days passing through. It was a whole lot of experience to absorb.ReplyCancel

  • Richard Israel - January 16, 2013 - 9:38 pm

    Utterly brilliant friend, each and every one. I’m without words to describe these photographs. Looking at them amazes me that we did what we did and saw what we saw in the time that we had!ReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - January 17, 2013 - 8:24 am

      Thank you Dick,
      We were exploring and we discovered stories. The person with the most stories; wins! Until next time…ReplyCancel

  • Seshu - January 17, 2013 - 10:42 am

    It was great to finally meet you, Parker. Thanks for the conversation at Mystic Seminars. Was wonderful to meet Richard as well. I am looking forward to connecting with you both soon. Trust the ride back was just as much fun for you both.ReplyCancel

  • audrey goforth - January 18, 2013 - 12:04 pm

    wow your eye just carries mine around the image in a way the evokes wonder and joy from the experance. thank youReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Zettl - February 12, 2013 - 7:06 pm

    You truly are one of the great photographers. I love your work and could get lost in it for hours. Great to see you at Mystic. Your presentation was remarkably inspiring and refreshingly honest. Shine bright.ReplyCancel

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