blue is the warmest color
Ghost Town Twins I received my dream gift for my birthday this year— a new to me Contax G2 rangefinder. With an added flash and double exposure settings— it was a treat to play with, but came with a host of issues. After two different camera bodies + two flashes and a lens not communicating with the new body, I realized why most folks prefer a Contax T2 for their compact film camera of choice. Less moving parts that can break (and are often irreparable). Two months later, my contax T2 is en route from Japan. This was the only double exposure that worked from my G2 adventures as every shot from that body was out of focus. Here’s hoping the T2 doesn’t come with any issues. Mercury Retrograde has been sending me all the analog hurdles and I just want a new baby with a Zeiss lens that shoots clear snaps (and has a working flash) 📸 Currently taking name suggestions for my new titanium child.
Feel like I’ve been running on a hamster wheel in my head. Stepping off for the weekend 🎡
Little boxes on the hillside Little boxes made of ticky tacky Little boxes on the hillside Little boxes all the same There's a pink one and a green one And a blue one and a yellow one And they're all made out of ticky tacky And they all look just the same.
The best part of hide and seek was the mounting anticipation of being found.
Feeling connected to creation and inspiration. Do you ever get that natural high out of nowhere? It’s magnetic and fleeting. I’m gonna drive to work with the windows down and wind in my hair. See how long it lingers.
Wrote a blog about my beloved foothills escape— ✨gold country✨ link in bio. Needed a home for all the film snaps from my last visit with @lutzduhklutz_ with @townclothes I never grow tired of the wild west charm that still lingers on century old Main Streets. There’s a sweet sedation and meditation that rides shotgun while cruising along the foothills. Clay pits and abandoned mine rigs rusting along the road. I almost forget its California— the original California, where boomtowns sprang up overnight, fading into the ghostly remains of American Dreams by morning. #35mm
@maxwellausterweil survived his first shoot! And now I’m gonna make him redo it on film 🎞+ with less sun (praying for an overcast daylight🙏🏼) cause I’m a perfectionist and these are replacements for our lack of proper wedding photos (5 years hitched). . . . . . . . . . . . . Even with harsh light— @irensophia made some magic 📸 . . . . . . . . . . . . side note: been bit by the film bug and now it’s all I want to shoot. Any handsome couples interested in a free photo session to expand my portfolio? Two rules: you pay for cost of film and development + I help you come up with an artsy/ non-corny concept + styling. DM me if you’re a Bay Area couple (or bffs!) and interested.
Suburban Lawns // Pristine and Plastic
Leaning into 29 like... - where did my twenties go? - internal clock telling me it’s prime time to procreate, but still not into the idear - is my Saturn return over yet?! 2 days til my birthday and I’m ready for that solar return energy 🦀
Come to the dark side #35mm
I hated puffy sleeves as a child. I’m not a child anymore 🍭 Tired of my Gold Country film snaps yet? 🎞
I need SPACE. I need CONSTELLATIONS— a cosmic community. What’s your favorite constellation? I’ve always looked to Ursa Major as a comforting sky symbol. It’s one of the only constellations I can always spot.
“Baptized in blue / Reborn in rust”— @eevolves Mendo gave me meditation, stillness. A calling to reintegrate the spiritual parts of my life I burnt down years ago that still serve me. Connecting with spirit. Listening to my intuition. These are parts of myself I silenced to detach from my religious upbringing. I’ve waited too long for something easy to present itself to facilitate my spirituality, but nothing suited MY needs. Eliana empowered me to create my own spiritual practice. To care for myself in the ways I’d been ignoring. In the past, I felt preoccupied or overwhelmed (which felt like laziness) to do it on my own. But I need it now. I can find the tools all on my own. Time to reconnect with the universe, with the words and rituals I find balance in. Time for reintegration 🙏🏼 #whpfavoritecolor
Lean into fostering friendships + spontaneity + putting down the phone to be present.
I love you from horizon to horizon
Craving a shoot like a crack fiend... and by crack I mean sour patch kids on top of popcorn at the movies. Who wants to create this weekend?! Bay Area ladies hit me up ASAP. Gotta shoot while the sun is shining.
Circle circle Dot dot #whpplayful#35mm#kodakportra
Snaps for self-care and some much needed girl time 👌🏼
*no cherry blossoms OR poppies were harmed in the photo process.* But the flood rains did wash all the branches bare 🌧
So long Pisces season 🐟 You’ve taught this Pisces moon lady to feel more, CRY more. It’s been a heavy month full of (literal) floods and waves of disappointment. Growth is uncomfortable and things fall apart, but the water keeps flowing. My spring equinox mantra: just keep swimming 🌊 Anyone else in the depths of their Saturn return and FEELING it?!
Their relationship in a nutshell 🥜 Annoyance and love 💕
🔴women’s day everyday 🔴 film snaps of lady friends for @shoparq journal. My girlfriends keep me strong. Supporting my creative whims with bare limbs and and open hearts. They all shivered on this rock for me. #whpsheinspiresme #35mm
The perks of being a wallflower \\ fading into wallpaper
// She is my rock // This chunk of ancient volcanic rock traveled 200 miles to form Pinnacles. I have enough negatives to make film prints. Would you buy one?
This is what they mean by “leave it all on the court,” right? Apologizing now for the influx of road trip snaps coming your way. I feel like a lil kid that wants to share it all! right! now! Impulse control is tough.
BRB... busy PMS-ing
### Nothing but NET ### 35mm for @323_clothing
// Hair On // Hair on face + @pennyroyal_design hide bag 👜 I have to say—road trips + photoshoots make this gal a happy camper (but I prefer a quirky motel or Airbnb). Super grateful for desert adventures + friends that make glowing muses!
/ Lean back / I’m doing crunches on the pavement— the only exercise I seem to get— while Aja dips back into a linear lilac look of general disdain. IRL— she’s a doll and smiles from ear to ear. I’m a homebody and prefer dogs (read: MY dog= Dio) to most humans. Now you know.
The only wall I care about— a painted plaster mountain made with love ❤️
Girls (+ baby Charlie) road trip next week! Praying for JT park to reopen + government shutdown to end + no rain + safe roads + and cozy adventures! Packed car cramped cuddles are inevitable.
2018 🌊🌊🌊 2019 Max and I turned 28 this year + grew our businesses and pushed our skill sets + explored France with friends + grew as partners and individuals. Here’s to more adventures + family/ friend time + creative collaborations and candid smiles in 2019. Cheers to a beautiful year! 🥤 #35mm#kodakportra#minoltahimaticaf2
Your aura is PURPLE.
Life is a (gift-wrapped) up in ribbons 💝
If I can’t see you, you can’t see me. Toddler invisibility tips 🙈
M + M My favorite candy as a kid. My favorite person as an adult. #35mm#kodakporta
thank you, next
I plan to revisit this rock with film in hand ✋🏼🎞
Snuggled up with no place to go.
eat. sleep. rep(eat).
Big bows and knee naps for @donni 🎀 childhood come to life. Side note: my lovey from infancy was a thermal mouse with satin ears. Nothing swaddles and soothes me quite like a waffle knit.
Peter Pan in Wendy’s nightgown 💫
Growing up in the backseat of a minivan, I used to request “the chip song.” The tape was Red Hot Chili Peppers. The song “Under the Bridge.” Why I called it “the chip song” is a mystery lost to the infinite bounds of childhood imagination. #35mm#kodakporta
👋🏼 Hi. I’m Morgan and I’m a PMS-ing introvert.
Give me city, or give me country. Suburbs ain’t my style.
// Sunny-side up // 🍳 Getting tired of eczema flare ups on my face. My eyes always itchy. My ears red and raw. Medicine is no help. I stopped eating eggs, tomatoes, black beans, no gluten for 5 years. Nothing’s changed. I’ll attempt a detox/ removal diet to find the antagonists to my ailment once food fades from comfort to sustenance. I want to feel beautiful again, but it’s hard to put physical health above mental. When cashew butter toast + coffee help me wake, it’s hard to imagine mornings without them.
Buxom and braless with the gut of a Greek goddess. My figure leans toward the anatomy of antiquities. #35mm#kodakporta