for the record, I ~was~ actually in the process of taking a photo | digital frame by @acquiessense
96228 September, 2019
another frame from a recent shoot with @acquiessense | these are digital (gasp) and I’m amazed by the high definition, for better or for worse. sometimes I look “sick” and this photo perhaps encompasses that, along with my general attitude/practice of alternating between a sense of overwhelm & semi-wild abandon... it’s interesting to see how the face and form change over time, and I’m curious to compare these photos to portraits taken pre-illness. anyways, thanks a bunch to Austin for these shots! he’s a very talented local photographer, and I highly recommend you check him out if you’re in need of super pure digital portraits.
150626 September, 2019
a (last minute) afternoon spent in the sun... so few & far between for me. it is such a privilege to be able to leave my house - it is rare for my body to deign to allocate my energy to something other than rest. do I need to be constantly self-monitoring to ensure I don’t collapse in a heap? yes, but at least I’m outside! thank you to @acquiessense for this super fun shoot in downtown Santa Barbara, looking forward to making photos again soon. I am trying to shoot more these days, so reach out if you’d like to get creative together. thank you also to my partner for always encouraging me to get out & about, and for reminding me to keep trying to reclaim my identity.