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Alex Palumbo

Photographer • Cinematographer Your perception shapes your reality. 📍New York

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These fall days may be gettin shorter, but their sunsets still radiate gold

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Therapy session in the Berkshires

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Strong onshore wind, blown out waves, but still getting in another day on the water. More surfers need to find themselves under a kite in conditions like this to maximize ocean time...or don’t, an empty lineup is always nice too // photo by: @robb_leahy

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Last night’s Halloween beach cookout with the boys. 60 degrees on the last day of October, campfire grilling, and enough wind for a kitesurf sesh before sunset - life is good. Food provided by chef @dj_spinelli masterfully merging caveman cooking with fine dining

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The term “cotton candy skies” is overused, but how else would you describe these clouds? // I’ve started to go through my hard drives - hundreds and hundreds of gigabytes worth of shots. Looking at work from past trips with a fresh view is like reliving these moments all over again. Here’s one from Iceland. It had rained for 3 days straight before we even saw a glimpse of the sun. Just before sunset, it broke though enough to paint the clouds. Worth the wait.

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Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream

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Nature’s temporary color palette

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Deliberate Stillness: the most essential act in a world that demands your time and energy.

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Quick little escape upstate this weekend to celebrate some great friends, changing seasons, and surprise engagements // song: @Mansionair - Astronaut

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One of the oldest rules in photography is “never shoot into the sun” - I’d call it more of a guideline.

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^ Yesterday’s sunset featuring a sandy pup. Last night dropped down to 46 degrees on the beach - fall is officially here // music by: @sleepingatlast - Atlantic

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One of the things I like best about aerial photography is getting a completely new perspective, and seeing that place in a whole new light (or shadow)

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I normally don’t share too much of my personal life on social media. What people see are obviously the highlights. What people forget about often, is that there is usually much more going on in another person’s life that isn’t seen online. Last October I lost my father to an aggressive form of brain cancer. He was a healthy 54 year old, and then the headaches started. The diagnosis came as stage 4 glioblastoma - and he was gone 16 months later. What my family went through...I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy. During that time I’d get messages from people who didn’t know saying “can I have your life”, and I’d think to myself “if only they knew the reality”. A big part of life is challenge. And how you face challenge is what ultimately defines you as a person. This was the biggest reminder I ever needed to that life is short and to take nothing for granted. With that said, the incredibly strong women in my life @fotosbystefania @bbpal , and I are organizing a fishing trip in memory of my father - to be held November 24th. Some of my best memories as a kid were fishing with my dad, and this is the best way we can honor him while supporting others dealing with this terrible disease. It will be the 1st annual fundraising charter, where proceeds will be donated to the American Brain Tumor Association in his honor. Brain cancer is one of the least funded cancers, due to the lack of survivors. Compared to breast cancer, hardly anyone lives on to tell their story. Current data shows that 70% of people diagnosed live less than 2 years. Our hope is that this money can go towards research, to help find new treatments so other families don’t have to experience what we did. Cancer research has come a long way, but not nearly far enough. What a ticket buys you: donation to the ABTA , a fun afternoon of fishing on the Captree Star charter boat, food, and drinks. To anyone out of state or who will not be able to attend - please feel free to donate anyway in Tony’s honor. Thank you to everyone who has supported my family and I so far, and I’m looking forward to fishing with you guys on the 24th 💙 Please click the link in my bio for tickets/donations

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Part 3 of 3 // Link to full HD version in my IGTV . . . music by: Julia Kent and Matthew Morgan // speech by: the late great Alan Watts

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Oahu - Part 2/3 - Link to full HD version in bio . . . “Why not?” is the most important question you can ask yourself. Life shouldn’t be a series of “if only...” , but a waking dream where you go after all those things you desire. After all, what better time than right now to make life the adventure you’re dreaming about? . . . Here’s my 3 part edit of the footage shot in Oahu by @robb_leahy @joe_leahy and myself. It’s awesome traveling with other creatives, to get different angles and viewpoints of everything we see. Here’s to the first of many trips with these guys // music by: Julia Kent and Matthew Morgan // speech by: the late great Alan Watts

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Oahu - Part 1/3 - Link to full HD version in bio . . . “Why not?” is the most important question you can ask yourself. Life shouldn’t be looked back on with thoughts of “if only...” , but a waking dream where you go after all those things you desire. After all, what better time than right now to make life the adventure you’re dreaming about? . . . Here’s my 3 part edit of the footage shot in Oahu by @robb_leahy @joe_leahy and myself. It’s awesome traveling with other creatives, to get different angles and perspectives of everything we see. Here’s to the first of many trips with these guys // music by: Julia Kent and Matthew Morgan // speech by: the late great Alan Watts

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First time ever kiting a shallow reef break - and no fins were lost in the process. Compared to the forgiving beach breaks at home with sandy bottoms, I had to be a whole lot more alert here. Having a wave rise up behind you while seeing the reef get more and more exposed under your board is a feeling that’ll take some getting used to

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I’ve never met a sunset I didn’t like.

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