Seattle w/ Ari -- Yashica Electro 35 GTN with Kodak UltraMax 400

At the Pike Market -- man, I forgot how much I've been craving seafood for the past year or so.  We had the BEST fresh crab.  
Ari rented out a boat for the summer and I got to stay here for a night.  What a life.
Ari took me to this event called "Day Shift" in Seattle and at first I was like "man, I've been having so much anxiety that I know I won't be able to enjoy myself BUT after a beer I finally got my groove back (not like that) and was the happiest I've been in a long long time.  Her friend Canh (spelled like the Vietnamese soup, essential for every meal) was like "you're having so much fun" at one point when we were standing in the back and Ari even said she's never seen me smile so much.  She's right, I haven't felt like myself in so long.

When we were walking up to this event, I was really nervous and didn't want to bum her out cause these are her friends but man did that change quick.  She even said "we can stay for one drink and we don't have to dance." As soon as I met everyone, I felt like I knew these people for years and totally let loose.  I didn't want it to end!  I kept thinking to myself that its like the Crosby crew -- a community of film school kids who aren't trying to hook up with each other; like a huge family barbecue. 

More on Ari -- we became friends cause she used to shop at the Lab (like 8 years ago) and she wore this amazing lipstick from Make Up For Ever and I asked her about it.  It was a dark brick red color that she applied without even looking into a mirror (almost like how I'd apply chapstick).  That goes to show -- makeup IS the great equalizer among women and that's why I love what I do.  We hit it off immediately and then I found out she has a deep love of antiques and thrifting.  That was when our friendship really skyrocketed.  I hit a deep depression when she moved to Seattle about 6 years ago but I think all the visits and valuable time spent together has really cemented our friendship.  It doesn't matter how much time goes by cause when we catch up, we pick up exactly where we left off.

Last photo -- this dude in red was so sweet and I was like "let me take your photo" and he calls his friend with the abs over -- you know, normally I'd think that was douche-y but these guys were far from it.  You can't tell from the photo.

Grace Gardiner -- Yashica Electro 35 GTN with Kodak UltraMax 400

Isn't she lovely?

Jeanne's Birthday -- Yashica Electro 35 GTN with Kodak UltraMax 400

Lucy and her boy, Liam -- we used be be roommates 6 years ago in Long Beach.  She has an amazing home.  Liam is such a good looking kid.

Selo and his wife -- Selo is such a gentleman; that's really the first thing that comes to mind when I think of him.  So creative and respectful -- speaks with intention, never rambles.

Wednesday -- Yashica Electro 35 GTN with Kodak UltraMax 400

She still melts my heart and I still look at photos of her on my phone everyday.

It makes me so sad that I've already forgotten her scent and our bond is only getting less and less meaningful.

That said, I love this camera cause you really have to shoot with intention cause it's a rangefinder.  I've never had a rangefinder before and I feel like with this, I really don't get shutter happy.

Ian -- Yashica Electro 35 GTN with Kodak UltraMax 400

This was 2 weeks after our breakup -- catching up; I missed my best friend and it sucks cause all I could think about the way we can have fun so much fun together.  It just sucks but it's getting better and I have faith it'll be OK over time.

Anna -- Yashica Electro 35 GTN with Kodak UltraMax 400

Such amazing brows -- that's an Eames tattoo

Boise -- Yashica Electro 35 GTN with Kodak UltraMax 400

I opened this roll of film by accident so some of these photos have light streaks -- such a noob.

Even with the light streaks, I love this photo of Caitlin.  

PNW -- Olympus Infinity Mini with Kodak UltraMax 400

Right outside Mississippi Records in Portland -- I just found an amazing stack of records that cost 10x less than what I would pay in LA.
Just got to Seattle and we went to a bar called Montana which I went to for the first time a couple years ago -- reminds me of the Pike in Long Beach.
Anthony's home in Seattle -- I just got that tattoo in Portland the day before.  Right now (a few days later) it's itchy as fuck.  I'm going to try to get a small tattoo every place I travel from here on out.  Ian hated tattoos so I've been really biting my tongue for the past 6 years and now I'm going to finally go for it.  I'm kind of a hypocrite cause when he went to Portland last year, a bunch of his friends got tattoos and he said he got one too and when I heard the news I was enveloped in so much disappointment but it was a joke and he was like "ha, so that's how I feel!"...I don't know man, I guess when you really care for someone, you don't want them to endure any amount of self inflicted pain or something or maybe it didn't feel "pure".  I'm already tainted with tattoos so I don't see the point.

Lauren in Anthony's kitchen.

Anthony driving us around Seattle.

So for the next few photos, I gave my camera to Lauren to shoot when she goes to Vashon with Anthony -- I told her to kill the roll but she only took like 4 photos.


This was on Sunday night when Lauren made an amazing Mexican dinner and invited her friends over.  Solid crew.