Laundry day at the Miller Wilson Residence
An afternoon at Lighthouse Park shooting for Catch Me Apparel was a beautiful reminder of how amazing it feels to be working and doing something you love. On this day my office was the shore, the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks like car horns on the street, a pod of orcas passing like a family of four walking past my office window. All against the backdrop of a hazy glow in the sky painted by the smog. I could hardly imagine anything more ethereal.
You validate you
I don't think anything ever compares to the first roll. The moment you open the door to a new level of happiness, finding yourself in a new state of being. All new ways of expressing yourself and experiencing the environment around you.
I've been wanting to shoot on film for a long time now and I've finally found the camera I've been searching for. Shooting on it has been everything I'd imagined it would be and more. My first lesson was that I had taken shooting for granted. Being able to fire off shot after shot on a digital camera, though I am picky with my shots, a part of me rests easy knowing I can easily just take multiple and hope one works out. I can't get over how much shooting on film makes me appreciate everything so much more than I had ever done - every moment, every passing person, every sliver of light, shamelessly and restlessly loving them, enjoying them and chasing them down.
And all the anticipation after the roll... oh the anticipation.
If any lesson had been learned on this two week shoot with ANYDOKO it's to keep exploring. I lived in Hong Kong for the first 18 years of my life and I didn't realize how much I had yet to discover about it. From secret passageways along sky blue waters between islands to sneakily hidden private kitchens in industrial buildings to Suicide Cliff at Kowloon Peak - I met the city in an entirely different light.