My friend Pauline was getting married to her true love James. We all went down to the desert and wound up at a very remote and perfect spot called Le Haut Desert Aerie. It's a small boutique hotel decorated in native South American accent. I thought it was Indonesian but they told me it was Mayan. I didn't get any pictures of the decor.
Pauline and James' vows were incredibly moving. Everyone cried as love was thick in the air, a healing balm draped over all.
These photos were taken of my friends right after the ceremony. I am loving digital pinhole and am so grateful to be experimenting with it.
Bruno Sand Dunes
Bruno Sand Dunes, Idaho.
This was a spontaneous photoshoot when we saw the skull in the sand. It was late afternoon and the park was about to close and we were the last ones out.
I took these photos in the months after my father died. My heart was heavy and I was full of sorrow. I was staying with my mother on the South side of Maui. Every time I had the chance I drove to Hana and stayed out there. It is primal and less touched than other parts of Hawaii and inherently healing. I would just drive and watch the ocean for hours. Hawaii is possibly the most healing place in the world; it will heal you if you let it.
My cousin came with me sometimes and we'd shoot photos of each other. Hana is a secret place of goodness and ancient healing energy.
My friend Roxanne let me borrow her digital pinhole camera when I was on my way to Point Mugu for a beach day. I didn't know what I was doing at all so that's what made it more exciting. Each image seemed like a miracle because of the nature of pinhole in very bright daytime light.