I shot two rolls on my road trip up the coast to Etna, California; this is the first one.
First, I stopped at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles to hang with my friend Sam, that place was literally littered with tourists (my favorite thing on this earth), and so finding photos opportunities alone was a rough. I couldn't help but play the La La Land soundtrack while up there, so fitting.
I was off on my way to Marin county, more specifically, Mount Tamalpais. We stopped by a beach on the way there, meandered around in the sand, and then headed for the hills. For those of you who have never been to this place, its straight out of a Lexus commercial. The kind folks at Bradley Mountain Bag Company gave me a bag for my summer so I decided to snap a couple pictures of my friend Jack while we were up there. This place was crawling with photographers, rightfully so, but for some reason it killed my drive to shoot the "pretty things." But altered my eye to look for the hidden beauty, not only take the road photos, but try to get some feeling. In the spirit of enjoying the moment we plopped down and enjoyed the last hour of the day. Sitting, relaxing, not hustling to take that next portrait of a pretty girl for likes/self-esteem, but hanging out with friends, and enjoying the beauty of nature. Enjoy.
Camera: Konica Hexar AF
Film: Kodak Portra 400