The days that led up to this shoot involved heavy texting with photog Travis Blue, who I had yet to meet. Countless selfies in a wide range of sunglasses were sent by yours truly and epic inspiration descriptions that would have made Kurt Vonnegut proud, were sent by Mr. Blue. The team that came together to make the above magic happen is a testament to Travis Blue's talent and vision. I am incredibly proud to have been included.
There is a woman named Heather lin. She has just launched her bag line Open Habit. I have watched her process from the start and seen vision, determination and skill, shape and mold into perfection. Her debut, these first offerings, will take hold of your palate and become a fierce hunger. Enjoy.
With the sun, comes inspiration and things that are inspiring. Hail the New Puritan by Charles Atlas. I love things that are outside of the box.
A day that started in search of snow and ended in the desert. Luck was our lady.
Thank you Padraic O'Meara for your eye and dedication, Skye Serenana-Velten for your beauty and wit, Viridiana Cervantes for your vision and talent, and Trippe Davis for your navigation and for making everything feel like an adventure.
I knew I was doing something right when Bowen Ames gave me a call to see if I wanted to work on this project. I had seen Neil DaCosta's prior work, Mormon Missionary Positions and Astronaut Suicides and said yes without a moments hesitation. I am so grateful for individuals like Neil, sharing their weird world with the rest of us. I am pretty sure, with the exception of the chicken, that for all of us on set that day, it was one of the best days ever.
My friend Jordan Behr is a treasure. He is handsome and kind. A good cook and a good friend. On top of all this, he has the most incredible eye, the most impeccable taste, in fact if he were less humble, he could be the next Martha. Until then, he has made for us, a window into his mind:
Beginning my studies the first step pleas'd me so much,
The mere fact consciousness, these forms, the power of
The least insect or animal, the senses, eyesight, love,
The first step I say awed me and pleas'd me so much,
I have hardly gone and hardly wish'd to go any further,
But stop and loiter all the time to sing it in ecstatic songs.