Music is always playing in the background, whether I’m in a photo session or editing pictures on Lightroom. Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of acoustic folk. The vibe is contagious. You listen to The Tallest Man on Earth, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Of Monsters and Men, Sufjan Stevens, and suddenly you feel the urge to go on a road trip somewhere. If you can’t, you settle by following amazing photographers on Instagram that share this vintage folk vibe to their images. Check out pages like @livefolk and @folkmagazine, and photographers @lukegram & @alexstrohl. It’s a mix of landscape, adventure, lifestyle, traveling photography, wrapped up in a nice folk-y bow. I’m sure this style of photography is a fad, and there are recurring clichés, but I love it. For example, people in these photographs are usually small in comparison to the landscape, giving us a sense of scale of their surroundings. Usually, they’re not facing the camera, or their face isn’t visible. Probably makes it easier for us to imagine ourselves being where they are. And aesthetically, there’s usually a compressed dynamic range that lends a nostalgic film look to the photographs. So you scroll through these for a while, you get jealous of their photography, and then you look back at old pictures and search for images that show this sense of adventure and outdoor bliss.
I found these old pictures taken at the cabin of my friend Rosie. It feels like such a long time ago. I had completely forgotten about this fun trip and I’m glad I was able to document it. BRING A CAMERA WHEREVER YOU GO PLEASE.
Claudia sometimes braids her hair.
If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you may have noticed that I’ve been going back in my photo archives and sharing some of my favourite moments. Browsing through thousands of memories, it’s easy to get lost. You feel nostalgic. Then you find random hilarious pictures you forget the context of like this one.
I’m sorry. I don’t have any explanation for it.
Thanks for reading :)