Tuesday, March 25, 2014


One of my main goals this year was to photograph with film more often. I think film possesses a certain quality that makes each shot precious and forces you to take a step back, compose your shot, and really think about what you are choosing to photograph. I know that this will teach me a lot about photography and it's going to involve a lot of trial and error, but I'm ready for this journey. 

Below are a few photos from a recent trip to San Francisco and Santa Cruz, taken with a Pentax K-1000 and 35mm film.

Technically, these are probably all wrong in so many ways. But I don't care. 
That's what I love about film that I can't seem to achieve or appreciate with digital: I love the mistakes and flaws. I feel that it only adds to the charm and magic of the photograph.  

Friday, March 14, 2014


January 24. 2014
Besides the fact that I can't stand this town a great majority of the time, the only real good thing about it is that we have a really awesome group of people who form and put together what they call DIY SLO, which is basically an effort with a Do-It-Youself mentality that produces local shows with both known and newer bands. So rad. This time around, they brought to us locals King Walrus & The Magicians, and then Froth, Tomorrows Tulips, and the stars of the night, Cosmonauts. 

Cosmonauts' set was amazing as usual, carrying the attitude that I wish I had. Raw, gritty, unapologetic with electrifying rock and roll. Tomorrows Tulips were completely chill and vibe-y, mainly focusing on songs off their new album, Experimental Jelly. Froth was the only band that I would be seeing for the first time, and they did not disappoint. You can tell a lot about a band if seeing them live makes you want to go home and search for every song they've made and replay it over and over again. 

The lineup was complimented with my favorite setting. A house show that was intimate, hot, sweaty, loud, and bursting with raw energy and a whole lot of reverb. Seriously, that's just a recipe for happiness.

(Taken with a disposable camera)

Sunday, March 9, 2014


I genuinely think I was born in the wrong decade.. If I could wear pencil skirts, drive classic cars and order chocolate shakes at diners all the time, I would be a happy lady. 


SANTA CRUZ - The Catalyst
Dec 12. 2013

Dec 13. 2013

Dec 14. 2013

Three nights in a row of seeing The Growlers perform live. Call me crazy. I call me awesome.

I understand this makes me seem like the groupiest of groupies (it's a running joke with my family) but honestly, it's just a strong love for music. The Growlers have such a strong presence live that is always a fun time to be around. Out of the old favorites they played like Empty Bones and Acid Rain, I would say the stars of the show were Hashima and Wandering Eyes (the longer Wilcox Session version that can be seen in one of their videos). SO GOOD. 

It had been almost a year since I had seen them last and they seem so much more well versed in the art of entertainment and by that I mean you can tell they know what they're doing. Those boys know how to work a crowd. And that was evident by all the dancing that was happening in the pit. You just can't help but wiggle and flail your arms everywhere when the twangs and croons fill your eardrums and your entire body. I dare you to try to stand still.

Saturday, March 8, 2014


Feb 28. 2014
This is a direct result of being bored and broke. A reminder to go out and create something.