One of my goals for 2018 is to try to do even more photos, and with as many friends as possible. I have big lofty ideas, but I also just want to go out and just take photos whenever I can. My buddy Thom has been a really good friend to me over the past few years. I used to have that dumb school-age mentality that "this guy is way to cool for me to be friends with", but as we became neighbors, I realize how dumb of a thought that was. Thom is always there to listen to me geek out over dumb TV and comics, talk about different types of art (also shameless plug: he is a fantastic writer), or just have a beer, talk about nothing and have a fantastic time. When I asked him if he would be cool with us going to our local bar—the Brendan Behan Pub—and just snap some photos using my new Ice Light, he had no hesitation. Thom is super fun to hang out with, he has a very infectious nature and laugh, and a smile that can just melt your trouble away. I'm hoping I can do more of an "artsy" type of shoot with him in the future, but for now, Thom, thanks for letting me be a weirdo and snap some photos of you while you drank beer.