If you look at me
with confusion in your gaze,
turn your eyes around.
Are you really just confused with what’s going on in yourself?
Maybe you’re starting to realize that what is inside you,
is trying to make it’s way out,
but you keep pushing it,
until you’ve reached the bottom of your body, or the judgement of society,
where it is categorized and boxed
so you know where it is.
There’s no room for it to be expressive;
it’s confined to the label
your own home
has taught it to be.
One day I had told myself I was going to walk down to the market and shoot a roll of street photography; anything that spoke to me. It was going to the be the second time I would venture out with my Dad’s Pentax. -
That Saturday morning I woke up to this exact image being visualized my mind. This is the frame I had “imagined...” but was it only imagined? I’m starting to think that we know what’s going to happen deep within, we just have to go ucover it for ourselves.
I was just waking up to the realization that I couldn’t restrain myself from holding back my fear any longer. -
is what photography does for me.
It gives me a portal to explore my own self.
How do you define “home?”
Is it a place, a person, a feeling, a memory?
Today I scanned in images that I’ve been working with and through in the darkroom for the last t h r e e months. This process has been absolutely transformative yet this is
@millanasnow on #film from @yeahfieldtrip
We often understand what we were doing when we reflect on it later. One week, six months, one year, five years...
Big ideas don’t just happen.
Time, takes time;
and then some more.
Why don’t we measure the value of our day by the percentage we have left in our phones as we plug them into the charger before we fall into dream land?
I do not believe we
fall in love
I believe we
find love. -
I find love in people, places, and moments, every day. -
Alissa and I shot for three hours throwing rose petals in a dimly lit room. These are digital images but the film shots are sooo much more dreamy. Hoping to scan a few in soon and be able to share them with you, eventhough they won’t totally translate here on this little screen. There’s something to be said for creating a photograph with one’s hands; start to finish and watching it settle itself into the tonalities of black & white. Today I spent five hours in the darkroom and walked out feeling absolutely F U L L. 🖤
to grow, we must look inward. -
a series; study of self.
The end of a term; marking the end of classes, due dates, and regularly scheduled dinner dates that unravel layers to oneself they didn’t know existed.
It’s dead 💀 week,
but I feel 💓 the most love.
Is that what it comes to?
Eventually we find love, in the highest form possible. Near and
At the end;
Of something so brilliantly created
to only be experienced for a short time. -
Every one, thing, feeling, moment;
is only temporary.
today i found myself walking behind someone wearing a shirt that asked the question
why are you here?
so, why are you?
#notfilm but i wish
Death doesn’t wait for an invitation, life does.
Invite yourself now. You are breathing. That is enough.
We are all terminal patients to this condition we call the human experience. 💡
@yeahfieldtrip in a podcast: The lovelovelove (on iTunes) episode 12: DEATH SURGE by @yanpalmer @wearetheparsons
I felt like I was eating rainbows and sunshine all day. Thank you thank you thank you for the love. It’s a wonderful day to breathe, grow, & be alive. 🌱💛
Today is International Women’s Day.
Identifying as a woman and being born on this day, I feel particularly connected to the strength and courage we inherently have. We are powerful, we are dynamic, and are beautiful in so many ways.
Don’t ever apologize for being who you are. When you are living your truth, there is no reason to say you’re sorry. Save it for times when you really are.
Empowered women, empower women. It’s always been time to work together, and today is a good reminder of that. All we have is now.
all i want to do is escape.
rip out my hair
shed my skin
strand by strand
layer by layer
what’s left of me is only
There are so many great metaphors for photography and photographers because we all spend so much time with ourselves in the dark;
Which has got me thinking.
Until you watch the process from start to finish,
one will never really comprehend;
the time, the space, the world we see,
that’s why we’re drawn to those people who hold the same key.
In any profession that may be.
There was no one to look back for.
I was setting off
on a jouney
for the first time; a true solo experience
with no expectations.
met friends who were waiting,
found love in a home,
allowed myself to be. -
it’s time to
the most powerful
THANK YOU @yeahfieldtrip for starting the conversation with so many new friends. It’s infinitely powerful to have found “my people.” 💙
waves of energy, encounters with my spirit, freedom of emotion, discovery of my truth, the purest form of joy, gut-wrenching cries.
i felt it all
& today i was riding the high.
stay with me,
i find family and a home in the coolest club on the earth.
an ode to light.
i miss photography.
for the creativity of it
the want and need for it
the joy brought out in others
the passion then generated in me. -
it’s an art these days
that seems so understandable,
but it’s something much
it is not a filter swiped onto a self portrait made in our every day lives
it is a story of a
who took the time to open
and let me extract their light.
when i look into eyes of a portrait
the sheer vulnerability yet striking confidence
i’ve helped them muster up for even if a fraction of a second.
when i look into the smile, the white teeth
big belly laugh
you have to be funny. you have to be personable. you have to let down your guard, so they can let down theirs. -
when i look into
the flick of a strand of hair
falling so gracefully in the frame of the photo
the poise and
i have for their
very moment. -
when i look into the garment
draped on the body of this person
beauty and true neutrality in the way
things find their home
it is not forced or known,
it becomes what it has been
When the sun comes out in Seattle,
the city looks different.
Sometimes I don’t recognize it.
I’m busy turning my back to the sun,
capturing the shadows,
us, human beings,
in relation to
the direct light.
I believe there are people in life we will always get drawn back to. I met Olivia 3 years ago on a Nat Geo Expedition in London and she serendipitously reached out because she was in town. See you later!
See the stardust?
Yeah, that’s what makes up you.
There are many times I think to myself
that this is all a dream
something that we can
yet never fully
making it all the more
wherever we may be.
the salty spray of the sea
embeds a liking
to the strands of
waves come and go
as they flow.
my hair either
ends up flying through
Winter Quarter means:
Relaxin’ on the weekends,
Takin’ a break from the to-do,
Havin’ roomie movie nights up to kazoo,
while eatin’ popcorn that is nutritious? Phew!
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If you have an hour to spare, and need a little reminder that you are enough just the way you are, check my story if you’re interested in spending a lil’ time in front of my (film) lens this weekend!
We swim in things. In life I'm talking about words, thoughts, experiences, emotions.
Nothing is set in stone, we're all in fluid motion.
We swim in suits. In the water.
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This is home
This is where I feel grounded
This is where I want to find myself
This is where my heart remains
This is where my love radiates
This is me
TAG, YOU’RE IT!
Start a game of tag with your friends, in real life!!
I owe this one to the wrapper of my dark @dovechocolate.
This was shot at 9pm with one light on in a dorm room.
make yourself vulnerable,
Go make something.
Meet Larry, we’re into a style & we like to match.
Find some freakin’ winners,
create your tribe,
and love them with
Either the people I meetin Seattle keep getting better or I keep getting more grateful.
I hope it’s both.
I truly hope
you know I am here to listen
from the bottom of my heart.
crazy, wild, scary, lonely, blissful, winding, lovely, up, down, horrific, passionate, lovely, calm, new
is a lot.
A lil adventure up into the snow with @larryto! This year I’ve noticed that there is a big difference in the way spend my winters. The few times I get up to the mountains, I appreciate them in a much different way.
I feel full and a little humbled when I get outside. Why is that for so many of us? Nature seems to take us to a part of us we don’t uncover often.
I’m reminiscent of this day when I felt healthy and agile running around in the fresh air! My bed has been my location for quite some days now... 🤧 Stay healthy, friends!
How are you doing?
When I give this question a thought,
I truly have no complaints.
How could I?
That doesn’t mean Seasonal Affective Disorder isn’t real. All I want to do is bundle up on my bed, eat snacks, and make my to-do list go away. This week something has definitely hit me, and although I may see you and the look on my face is full of delight, know that I am struggling to make it, too.
When I smile, I genuinely mean it. It is a way to thank you for bringing joy in my life at that very moment,
because you are alive.
If you’re out there, feeling the weight of anything bringing you down, don’t hesitate to reach out. No grand gesture or long explanation of how you’re feeling is needed.
Let this be an invitation for you,
to bring yourself,
and open up,
feel whatever it is you are,
and come out greater from this. 💌
In case you missed it, our OAHU, HAWAII TRAVEL GUIDE is up on the blog! Read about where to stay, what to eat, what to do, & more! Super stoked about this one! 🌴✈️