While on her way up the coast on a road trip, my friend and Muse, Mila stopped by for a day of adventure and photos and it's always a special treat when I get to see her!
Rite Of Spring
We started the day in the hills just north of Apple Valley, the first shots we did were a re-shoot for my flower series, the images we did in December didn't turn out because the shutter had broken on my Holga. This time they did and so beautifully, I'll soon be putting them together for presentation.
Study Of Form
Each time we've had the opportunity to shoot it's been wonderful and magical, and this was no exception.
Other than redoing the flower shot we had no plan, no real concepts and in fact decided were to go only after we were on the road, I'm not sure if the adventure came as a result of the photos or the other way around, but either way a day with Mila is always good day indeed.
Hands Of Stone
Knowing the desert heat of the afternoon would make life out there uncomfortable at best, when the temp rose, the sunlight started to get harsh and the shadows shortened we headed for the mountains. Taking the truck trail that winds it's way up on the north side of the San Bernardino mountains, through some small valleys and into the forest. Then we took a short detour to a mountain creek I know of up there and perfect timing for some shade and cool water, eventually wrapping up the day at Big Bear lake.
Mila is truly one of a kind heart & soul, I can't tell you how much I adore her and so love the work we do during the times we can get together, and I'm super excited because we are planning a short road trip for this fall through Nevada, Utah & New Mexico and some of the most unique places and terrain on the planet.
A Step At A Time
"The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above
constantly dissolving into new formations - each gift of nature
possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony."