33Portland, United States
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My self-summary
Instagram: kyle.carnes and @kylecarnesphoto

While I love being active outdoors, I realize that my photos might make me seem more outdoorsy than I actually am. I'm a city boy, too!

Let's see, I'm more or less a Portland native, and I take every opportunity to get out and enjoy this wonderful city and its surroundings. Restaurants, bars, shows, galleries, Blazers and Timbers games, the gorge, Hood, Smith Rock, and beyond. I'm also really into movies and music, but I wouldn't call myself a buff in either category. Richard Linklater's Boyhood was my favorite film last year, and Future Islands was my favorite new band. Oh yeah, and I read comic books—my guilty pleasure: The Walking Dead, X-Men, Saga, etc. Geeky, I know.

What else? I'm a big animal lover. As you can see from my pictures, I have myself a cat whom I've named Auryn, pronounced like "Warren" without a "w". His namesake is the medallion that Atreyu wears in the NeverEnding Story. He's pretty much the best cat ever. He even puts up with my notion that he'll learn to walk on a leash.

Aside from all that, I try to live a reasonably healthy, responsible lifestyle. I run and hike a lot. I'm also in the process of building a tiny house because I want to attempt a new, alternative way of living, as well as simplify my life and free myself up financially for all the adventures I want to go on.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a photographer who mostly shoots weddings and dabbles in other areas from time to time.

Aside from that I use any excuse to set out on new adventures. The bulk of my work falls in the late spring, summer, and early fall, so I try to escape to warmer climates during the winter. Last year, I went on an amazing month-long road trip through the Southwest, climbing boulders, tromping through canyons, exploring caves, snapping pics with my Hasselblad, that sort of thing.

However, this past winter I spent most of my free time working on my house. I hope to have it done sometime this summer.
I’m really good at
Balancing work and play.
The first things people usually notice about me
The majority of the hair on my body has crawled up my neck and taken root on my face.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Catch-22, A Confederacy Of Dunces, Lord Of The Rings, Wind Up Bird Chronicles, The Road, Foundation Triology, Ender's Game

Movies: Aliens, The Lives Of Others, Old Boy, The Fountain, Lost Boys, The Neverending Story, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Kill Bill, The Departed

Shows: Game Of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The X-Files, The Wire, Dexter, Friday Night Lights, Battlestar Galactica, Orange Is The New Black, House Of Cards

Music: Beach House, Blood Orange, Lee Fields, Raphael Saadiq, Fruit Bats, Girls, Grizzly Bear, Little Dragon, Yeasayer, Morning Benders, Radiohead, Twin Shadow, Foxygen, Beck

Food: Pad Thai from Tarad Thai, burritos from El Nutri Taco, and Kati Rolls from Bollywood Theater.
Six things I could never do without
A camera, a new book, adventure on the horizon, good friends, tasty bites, a movie to anticipate.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I want to photograph, where I'm going to go next, what I plan to learn next.
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing any of the things I've described above.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am a closet introverted extrovert, but not really, but kinda. Take that for what you will.
You should message me if
You're active and have an adventuresome spirit; you love art, expression and culture; you're passionate and driven. :)
The two of us