Little Adam's peak is a short and easy hike away from the touristic village of Ella. That means it's always full of people, a situation I usually avoid.
But this day I learnt that touristic places have become so for a reason, and avoiding them doesn't make me a better traveler or photographer. It just means I have to be even more observant to get a worthy shot.
I love this image because it reminds me that not all great adventure photos require sacrifice, sweat and tears. Easy is right and can be just as amazing. #ThereThereFestival@moment
An image from last year. For portrait work I prefer to shoot against a neutral backdrop, but this time I went for a beautiful Japanese inspired wallpaper. Patterned backgrounds often become a disturbing element in my opinion, but I like how it turned out in this image. #instaartist#instaart#colorphotos
Today is the end of an era: I gave away my sticker-bombed chair. Hopefully someone will love sitting on it as much as I did! After all, street art isn't supposed to last forever so eventually we had to part ways.
I have big plans for what's coming, and for me it's tradition to part with something old before starting something new. It may seem stupid but i have so many fond memories attached to that chair: it has lived in 3 different houses, has had countless pairs of cheeks on it, it's supported me many nights when I was too creative to sleep, etc.
Thanks @mc_slanner for donating a lot of the stickers on it.
We've had a good run. Well, more like a good sitting. Now it's time for someone else to pick it up or for it be recycled. Circle of life!
My favorite place in the United States— Santa Barbara.
We stayed in SB for 2 weeks while on the road last autumn, just because we loved it so much. Lots of mornings we’d get up early to read or do yoga in the gorgeous sunrise light of Thousand Steps beach.
Toward the end of our stay in Cali we wanted to commemorate our favorite place and what it meant to us over the time we were there— we took some expired film and captured a series of photographs with a Jack Kerouac vibe. This portrait was by far my favorite.
Shot on my Pentax 645 | Kodak Portra 400NC (expired 2005) pushed +2 | Scanned by @indiefilmlab
Sometimes you have to let go of control. The road trip this past autumn was all about freedom, letting go, and finding a new equilibrium. I wanted to shoot a few rolls of film that represented that for me, and they turned out more beautifully than I could have imagined.
This shot is a double exposure of a beach on hwy 1 (headed up to washington from cali) and my best friend in the jedediah smith redwoods state park.
For me, it represents the inner peace that comes with traveling and the liberation of choosing to follow your own destiny.