Five friends from all over the country come together for a stormy weekend at the Oregon Coast and make pretty pictures together. The end. But really it's more of a beginning, because spending four days with brilliant, funny, incredibly talented and inspiring women, and producing images like this, together, well that just can't be a one time thing.
Oh and this photographing women with film in beautiful locations, this has to keep happening as well.
Finally taking a moment to blog the rest of the film I shot this summer. None of it is perfect, in fact I would change at least one thing about just about every one of these frames, and yet if I can quiet the perfectionist control freak in myself a little, I actually like that quality about film. The combination of the challenge for myself to be better and more controlled with my shooting, and the part where it is just a bit out of my control. I don't even know if those ramblings make sense. Let's move on... While I don't love this collection quite as much as I loved the first film I scans I got back from summer, what I love is how much it encapsulates how we spent our summer. While we did travel and adventure a fair amount (as seen in the other photos), we spent much of our summer at the pool, where Franny went from pulling herself out of the water during her first lesson, face covered in snot, insisting she just couldn't do it, to her mastering the art of swimming and floating; it was one hell of an encouraging time for her.
The rest of our summer was spent doing just what I think one should spend their summer doing: backyard birthday parties, lemonade and "root ber flot" stands, more quick overnight beach trips with friends than we've ever crammed into a summer, a visit to a graveyard, two run-ins with big bubble dudes, lots and lots of friend time, and one really giant spider.
New York, Virginia, Oregon Coast (four times), Pickathon, and Portland :: Four types of film, two cameras and many visits with friends near and far. It's been a good summer. xo, PQ