“The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe. […] [T]hey are ambassadors from another time.”
Recently I had the huge pleasure of second-shooting for my friend, fellow Aggie photographer and UC cheerleader Abby, on her commission for the Davis Cheer Team. (What year at US college would be complete without acquiring a cheerleader for a best friend, after all?) We spent a very fun afternoon in the university arboretum taking the team’s new portraits, and trying out some stunts too! Thanks for such a great shoot girls, see you at the game!
it’s so easy in this blue/where everything is good
Halfway through my second quarter, halfway through my life here, I take a long road trip south.
If there’s one thing I really love about the American college system it’s the opportunity to minor in a subject that isn’t my degree. This quarter I’ve been enjoying life as a bone fide art student and spending a lot of late nights in the basement darkroom. I’ll post some of my analogue work here soon, but for now I wanted to share these digital images from last week in the studio. I spent a few hours experimenting with light with my friends Eric and Misha. It’s been such a joy to learn alongside other students who are more knowledgable and just as passionate as I am about photography, to have access to all the resources available to art majors, and to collect a whole new skill set for my photographic toolbox. Huge thanks to Misha and Eric who hung around after class to model for me – they were naturals!
The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.