model // Nils Butler - Two Management
stylist // James Nelson
art direction // Victor Valdez & Erica Hussainey
A few friends and I went out to Palm Springs during Labor Day weekend to celebrate our girl, Kristen for her birthday. Vacation never felt so good.
Filmed / edited by: Hollyanne Faber
Additional Filming: Kristen Campbell, Sammy Siharat, Kaitie Brainerd, Giuseppi Rinaldi.
Filmed with the Canon 60D & a GoPro. Edited with FCP.
Music: Blackbird Blackbird - Pure.
Palm Springs - Labor Day Weekend
In an attempt to keep myself inspired, I gave myself a challenge of taking photos with my iPhone to document everyday moments in my life in a particular way. Like a lot of people, most of the pictures on my phone are moments with my friends or of things that I saw that caught my attention. Often, I would go days thinking I wasn't inspired enough to justify taking a quick photo. But then I thought about it again and realized, it was that I wasn't keeping my eyes open. I was distracted by everyday worries like work and bills and had passed by all of these moments that I would of had the chance to stop and experience. The goal is to take a conscious effort to recognize these moments - and if it doesn't take away from the moment too much, document it as well.
Long story short, this project is about stopping to smell the roses. And maybe even take a picture of them, too.
Recent images with the Mamiya C330. Kodak Porta 400.
(And lastly, after 2 years of owning it, this is the first time I've actually been photographed by my Mamiya. Thanks, Kris Camp!)