last year, i visited seattle for the first time… basically, i fell in love. i have never felt so at home somewhere before. that trip was incredible, but i had so much more that i wanted to do. when things fell into place for me to go back a little more than a year later (3 days after returning from yosemite), i couldn’t stop myself. my buddy, nick, and i set it up and made it happen. 8 days in the pnw. geared with an assortment of gear from digital to film and instant film, i knew i would have fun creating just to create. things ended up falling into place like crazy through this trip. my buddy, easton, opened his place to us and it was amazing. another friend, eden, came down and hung out with us, surprising me with the news that she was moving back to so cal. catching jake gravbrot, who is a solid guy and friend, meeting up with kyle ford and attempting to shoot the northern lights outside of seattle in the middle of the night. catching up with mike monaghan and jordan voth, and having bomb food. meeting and working with rachel and camille on some personal fashion work (more can be found at that website www.ryanscottwelsh.com). meeting kezia and lauren in vancouver bc and having a kinfolk-esque picnic on a boulder in the vancouver bay. hanging out at glasswing and catching shea parton from apolis as he chatted about the company and gave business advice. basically, this was a trip that lives near to my heart. thank you to everyone who made this thing what it was. it truly means the world to me.
and pnw brides, bring me back!!!! i love this place and would love to document love stories up here.
enjoy a look into this crazy trip
shot with a fuji xt1, canon 6d, mamiya 645af with scans by prophoto connection, polaroid 250, iphone 5, and fuji instax