Film Explosions: January

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Holga + Kodak Porta 800  //  Polaroid One + Impossible PX 680  + Impossible Silver Shade iPhone + VSCOCAM app + AfterGlow app // Lomo LC-A+ + Fuji Pro 400H

A couple frames from Bolivia, the rest around the greater Seattle area

I've fallen in love with Impossible Project film, the punch of the Lomo LC-A+, and (again) with the simplicity of an iPhone (although it obviously doesn't fit into the film category).

the wild

 

I went wandering in the woods around Mount Rainier and the marshes of Alder Lake recently with my friend and fellow photographer Christian J Sweet. It felt good to take a break from the city, and the calming peace and quiet hush of mother nature.

 

(A few instagrams were thrown in for good measure.)

vantage

 

Sometimes no agenda is the best agenda.

When Carly, a friend and fellow Seattle photographer, posted online about heading over the mountains for a day of photographic freedom, I jumped at the chance to escape the lush greens of western Washington and head east. George (Carly's hubby), and Ryan also came along for the ride. We had a time to meet and a destination, but moved around with no schedules or checklists.

Exploring, wandering, and taking in the gorgeous landscape was exactly what I needed. Vantage falls onto my list of "happy places" as I used to spend time out there camping for concerts at The Gorge. It was a perfect little homecoming of sorts. The whole excursion left me feeling inspired, refreshed, blessed, and with a major case of ADD.

4 photographers strolling through the sage brush and geeking out over light. Thanks again guys, I can't wait for the next adventure!

Side note: Carly is such a hottie! She made it really hard to narrow down my favorites. Way to bring the eye-fire girl!

Karen

 

This afternoon KAREN, a recently new friend and wonderful photographer, had an idea to go out on a impromptu adventure. Karen snaps weddings and portraits, and during the week captures photos of newborns at the hospital- cuteness overload!! We bonded on twitter through a shared obsession of Trader Joe's trail mix and deep love for wine. Her laugh is contagious and her blue eyes to die for.

This girl just killed it! Even after the "Karen almost getting eaten up by the mud" incident she continued to work it. I couldn't help but knock these out and get it up to share. Thanks again Karen - you're a doll!

 

(You can see what she grabbed of me on her blog here.)