In February, me & Zak went on a mini road trip to explore around Jemez Pueblo & swim in the hot springs.

The colour of the soil & the rocks is more intense there than around Albuquerque, as you can see from the pictures. Very red-ish/orange-ish.

Next stop was the Gilman tunnels - a very instagrammed place, I feel.

Who's that down there?

I used to think that shooting cars is pointless & absolutely boring, but the more I try, the more I like it. Zak, I believe you have influenced me with this one haha.

There was an important message underneath me.

Sometimes you have to risk your life in order to get the perfect picture. Struggles of a photographer.

I'm actually kind of afraid of heights, but I also couldn't resist the need to sit on the edge.

I think this is one of my favourite photos that I've ever taken. The imperfect perfection is so satisfying.

Life is more fun upside down. You should try it.

Yes, I'm a clock.

Next stop - Jemez hot springs!

Fun fact: A year ago I had to take a zoology course at my university and I remember my professor telling us about that weird Brain-Eating Amoeba (Naegleria fowleri) that can be found in some lakes, ponds, geothermal water sources & rivers in the US and Australia. I swore to myself that I'm never going to swim in one of those waters. And guess what... I DID. There was a sign, that warned people from this little creature that enters your body via your nose & then uses your brain as a food source. And then eventually...you die. I know, it sounds horrible (google it). I was so afraid to put my nose in the water. You have no idea haha. But hey, I'm still alive & it was totally worth it.

I think the water was like 30 something degrees & outside it was only a few degrees by the time we got there. It's a weird sensation, but I definitely recommend going there. A beautiful place, 15-20 min hike away from the parking lot. 1 h+ away from Albuquerque.

All the photos of me taken by the coolest photographer Zak. So, if you haven't done it yet, I suggest you go give him a follow. I love your work, man!

This double-chinned weirdo here sends you bear hugs from New Mexico.