Slow Living in North Carolina

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BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETS AND LOOSE WOMEN

This is the life I want to live indefinitely. Coffee, fruit bowls, a good book, and quiet mornings on the front porch. Truly nothing better.

A few weeks back, I traveled to North Carolina to photograph a beautiful wedding for the sweetest bride and groom. While having an extra day for some good ole' exploration, I rented a car and faced west towards the Smoky Mountains. I stayed the night in an eclectic bed-and-breakfast in the heart of Asheville's progressive coffee scene. It was nestled between grand autumn trees and vintage styled houses that all had -- you got it -- front porches. I made it appoint to rise early the next morning for a moment of solitude in my cozy United by Blue socks and a delicious cup of coffee courtesy of the BnB's cozy chef. I pondered how lovely this town was and how excited I am to bring friends here in the future.

#35mmFilm

Film Series: Vol. 5

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Sha La La La, Man

Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Canada, Washington, Oregon. 

 I've been traveling so much this summer and my heart couldn't be any more full. From Iceland, to Africa, to my giant road trip through the USA and Canada, to photographing a wedding in Washington, to Portland, to Texas, and Tennessee... 

I think I'd shoot film full-time if it weren't so damn expensive. I'll be traveling through Europe for a couple of weeks next month with my best travel gal, Eunice, and I think I'll be shooting primarily film while I'm there -- with an exception of video, of course. I'm really getting the hang of it, my latest roll proves just how gorgeous the colors of the Kodak Porta can be.

Come to think of it -- most of my favorite photographers primarily shoot film. I hold a weird desire to constantly fuel my chronic nostalgia -- film does the trick. The natural grain, contrasted shadows, and an organic preset that begs an image to rest in its authenticity.

It's interesting. After years of gawking at my favorite photographs and studying the work of my favorite photographers -- it's all film. I find the deepest of inspiration and feeling from such analog creations. I want to start transitioning my personal work to film full-time. Clients; if you're interested in have some film work done... let me know.  I want a change.

Here is a list of some of my favorite film photographers:

-Nuria Val

-Alec McKeand

-Kristen Blanton x Matt Jozwiak

-Molly Steele

-Joe Greer

-Kevin Russ

-Emily Knecht