I had every intention of making a 2013 review post with my personal and editorial work of the past year, but when I started selecting images I realized that there is so much that I haven’t posted and it really just makes more sense to start there rather than a review of the year.
When I shot SXSW last March (see the images here, here, and here) I had already planned on going to LA afterwards so when a friend of mine asked if I would want to drive his fluorescent green 1969 Oldsmobile 68 from Austin to LA it was a no brainer. This car was insanity and I count myself lucky that I was able to haul ass in it cross country. Realistically you can’t go over 80 mph so hauling ass is a stretch.
I was stoked to shoot some film and capture the good old Route 66 Americana. Obviously I brought my copy of On The Road (which I reread several times a year) with me to the States because for some reason I fortuitously knew this trip was going to happen.
This is the rest of the film from Costa Rica. Punta Negra is a super small town near the slightly larger, but yet not quite bustling metropolis of Tamarindo. These are all from in and around town and at the gorgeous house friends of ours are lucky enough to own. If you get a chance to go down to that area you definitely have to check out Lola’s on the beach. Amazing location and food. It’s easy to want to spend days there. You can see the square format images here. All film all the time. A mixture of Kodak Portra 400 and some expired stuff.
Traveling to tropical lands gets kind of boring for me these days. I know it may sound obnoxious, but it’s true. No, wait, it isn’t all tropical lands, just the beach front ones. As soon as I get there I realize that wherever I am is not as amazing as where I am so lucky to call home. I still take photos though. This is the square stuff from Costa Rica. Yashica Mat with mostly Kodak Ektar film. The rest is soon to come.
I went to Costa Rica for a combination work/pleasure trip and had a layover in Panama (one of three layovers each way). It’s virtually impossible to get to Costa Rica from Puerto Vallarta without spending the night somewhere, but that means I get to document a new place so I walked around the city for a few hours and took some photos. As you do.