A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
- Diane Arbus-
Slacker! I know. I’ve been busy galavanting in the US of A. Lots of fun, lots of work, and lots of photos taken, but now it’s time to get back down to business. When I was in Seattle I had a chance to shoot a love/family session with a super rad couple. I’m a huge fan of getting all up in people’s lives and documenting the real day to day stuff and I think that this session is a perfect example of that. Just enough love and just enough Big Wheels. Who doesn’t want to jump on that thing? I did. It was as amazing as you think it’s going to be. Like transport you back to being eight years old amazing.
This session is all film all the time. Portra 400. The killer black and white film is up next.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about how wedding photography isn’t really art and to be honest that’s what I had always thought, but when it comes down to it we are artists and so much more. We are documenting an insanely personal moment and our imagery will soon be the only memory of this rite of passage. No matter how good the food is, what cocktails you offer (although that is, of course, extremely important), or how many intricate details you have so (fingers crossed) you can get into the blogs/magazines, none of that really matters. The only thing you will want to remember and take with you are the moments you shared. Being the person to capture these moments is an honor and no more present than in the elopement of Fanita and Dean. There are no details, no frills, and no mason jars. What there is, however, is love. An incredible amount of love. That they chose to share with me.
A little while back there was a kids surf torneo en Sayula and the Wahine girls who I do the surf clinics with were making t-shirts so I went down with my old school Yashica Mat and some film. It’s always interesting shooting an event in a format that normally wouldn’t be thought of at all. There were other photographers there with the typical DSLRs and 300-500mm lenses, but I really like how this format caught the action. That along with the colors of Kodak Ektar and I think it kicks serious ass.
And this is me that day taken by the lovely Octavia who has the bird on her shoulder above. Not gonna lie, my life rocks.