Hitting the Road?

Posted in fine art photography, travel photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 7, 2018 by squintphotographyart

Marfa Truck

I am contemplating another road trip and I’m not sure which route to take. Since I live in a state that is big and bold enough to be it’s own country, crossing state lines is not always a quick or easy venture. I’ve made a few trips up to Oklahoma (our closet neighbor). I’ve gone out to Louisiana to explore New Orleans and I’ve even driven the 8 + hours to New Mexico. So, I’ve visited parts of the neighboring states and now think it might be time to explore Texas some more. The last time I made any real trip of length within the state was almost 7 years ago. I went down to Marfa and explored the Big Bend region a bit, but not nearly as much as I would’ve liked to.

When I was a teenager I used to pull out the Texas map and find the towns with the strangest names, and thought, ‘one day I’m going to visit all these towns with the funny names’. Since then I’ve been to some, but not most. Maybe that needs to be a road trip theme. Hmm…

Texas has many wide open spaces to explore. And Spring time is probably one of the best times to do it. There’s nothing like that feeling of getting behind the wheel, your fave tunes blaring from the car stereo and the open road ahead of you. And there’s nothing like the open roads of Texas.

As I’ve been deciding where to drive to next, I’ve been looking through my images from past road trips. Would you like to take a ride?…

Pool Hall

Pool anyone? This is from a short day trip to Honeygrove, Texas. Not sure if this was actually in the town or right outside it. I bet this was once a swinging place!


City Shop Athens

Get your shoes repaired in a small Athens, Texas shop. A shot from a Winter road trip East of Dallas.


Caddo Lake Soup

I made it to one of the towns with a funny name. Some tomato soup along the shores of Caddo Lake in Uncertain, Texas.



I have no idea where this abandoned gas station was, but this sign was definitely on point!


Cadillac Ranch

The famous Cadillac Ranch along Route 66 in Amarillo.



I visited one of the largest cities in the country one muggy week in the Summer. Houston is certainly inspiring to me.


…So, where to now? What areas to visit next? Any suggestions on drives to make in Texas? I’d love to hear about them. Drop me a line in the comments. Til then, happy travels on the open road!

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Travel Photos 2017

Posted in fine art photography, travel photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2018 by squintphotographyart


Hello everyone! I’m so glad to be back here. I know I’m a bit late to this party. Oh well, so be it, I’m still gonna throw it. I wanted to share photos of the places I captured and traveled to this past year. My goal was to go somewhere every season and I pretty much accomplished that. Of course, there were many other places I had wanted to go, but alas, money and time are always an issue.

I had dreams of traveling to the Pacific North West and visiting Seattle for the first time. Spending some time in New York over Christmas was also on my wish list. And while I did get back to New Mexico for a few days, I didn’t get to see the White Sands, like I had hoped. That all being said, I did venture to some great places in 2017. Saw the birthplace of the Blues, walked among the cobblestones of America’s Founders and listened to a band play in the most famous club in the world.

Come see where I’ve been…


My first trip of the year was by car. I drove the 7 or so hours from Texas to Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis is a cool, but somewhat sleepy town. Of course I had to visit Graceland and Beale Street. And a trip to Memphis wouldn’t be complete without some BBQ! Some of the best brisket I have ever tasted!

This is my fave shot from the trip. Visiting Sun Studios on a cold, rainy morning. I didn’t get to do the tour, but I hope to get back there and do so. It was very cool being so close to where legends recorded.

Sun Studios


Next up: going to Philadelphia was quite an exhausting trip. I spent a whirlwind of three days there and did a ton of walking, taking lots of photos along the way. That is definitely the best way to explore the city, but if you’re on limited time like I was, it feels like you’re racing against the clock constantly! However, I enjoyed every minute of it. The mixture of its rich history and modern vibe was ripe for city exploration.

I took this image from the top floor of the PSFS building in center city. I think the iconic Liberty Place buildings are absolutely gorgeous and framing them just like so…



In the Summer my husband and I finally got back to New Mexico and spent some time both in Albuquerque and the Jemez Mountains. There is nothing like those blue skies and fluffy clouds. This was more of a laid back, relaxing trip, than a time to take photos, but I did snap some while I was there. I couldn’t resist!



The big trip for me last year was getting overseas to London again, in the Fall. This was the first time in many, many years that I had been overseas on my own. I was surprised not to feel a lot of trepidation. Instead, I just felt an eagerness and excitement to be in that amazing city again. The energy and melding of cultures is

It’s hard for me to pick a favorite picture from this trip. Plus, I’m still working on a lot of them! But, overall I think this image epitomizes the London spirit. A classic red phone booth, with a Big Ben photo bomb!

I See Big Ben


My last trip of the year was just an extended weekend to celebrate my moms 75th birthday. She had always wanted to go to Las Vegas, so off we went for a fast weekend of neon and 24 hour gambling.

We stayed in the old, downtown part of town. I have to say I liked it better than the Strip. But, honestly, now that I’ve been to Vegas twice, I realized that I have no reason to go back. Well, except maybe to visit the Neon Boneyard. But I doubt that will happen, they are just too strict about photography there.



As 2018 gets underway I am busy planning my next photo trips. I’ve already gone to San Francisco, so I’m thinking next up is Toronto, then another West Coast venture and hopefully Amsterdam in the Fall.

Traveling is a great love of my life, but it can take a lot out of you, both physically and financially. However, I’ve learned that I’m willing to fork up a bit more dough to stay somewhere that is closer to the sights I want to see. Since time is usually short, I now realize it makes more sense to stay at a place that’s more convenient for my photo excursions. That’s when good planning really helps!

I’d love to hear of your travel plans. Until next time, Happy Travels!

Sonja Quintero / Squint Photography


Thanksgiving & Black Friday Sales

Posted in art, fine art photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 23, 2017 by squintphotographyart
Gourds and Flowers

Gourds and Flowers – Sonja Quintero – Dallas Arboretum

Hi all! I hope your Thanksgiving is off to a wonderful start! After you’ve stuffed yourselves with turkey and pumpkin pie, once grandpa is done regaling you with stories of his childhood, and you’ve had a second helping, cozy on over to your computer to check out the online sales at the Squint Photography shops!

On my site enjoy 25% off your entire order starting now through Saturday, 11/25. Use code: BF2017. Shop here and save. – Squint Photography Black Friday

At Etsy I’ll have all prints on sale, 20% off on Black Friday through Saturday. Check it out – Squint Photography Etsy

And for something a bit more on the wild side, select prints will be available at my Society6 shop for 25% off + Free Shipping. Use Code: BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and Happy Shopping!

Sonja / Squint Photography

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