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French, Lewis R.

[the feeding :: some lucky ducks noshing on leftover scones :: Maine]

[Lewis R. French glorious sails :: Maine]

[on my way to the cemetery, spray painted white rock :: Maine]

[a fellow schooner :: Maine]

[sky & sails :: Maine]

[graveyard tree :: Maine]

[knot :: Maine]

[not sure what this is called in ‘proper’ sailing terms, but i love it :: Maine]

i went to Maine and all i got were these damn polaroids [KIDDING]. the experience aboard the Lewis R. French was amazing and when i have a bit more money in my bank account, you’ll see all of the pictures that me and my nikon took together. it kinda felt like i was on a honey moon with my new camera. is that too weird ? not that it matters. i embrace weird. in fact, i encourage, support, and promote weird.

[Polaroid sx-70 + TZ-Artistic film c/o The Impossible Project]

jessi


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a thousand words :: one of three

my apologies. i’ve been a bit distracted of late. in four weeks time i’ve bounced from seattle to san francisco to seattle to new york to boston to maine to boston to seattle to san francisco and i will be arriving back to seattle tonight where i intend to stay put, for a little while at least (i’ve got some news to share, but it’ll have to wait until i get home and get my most recent roll of photographs developed, i’ll let them tell the whole story).

the above picture was taken roughly 20 miles east of sacramento where i visited an old horse of mine named Will (or Wilbur, as i liked to call him). it was over ninety degrees at this beautiful farm where he is now retired and living by a creek under the shade of a large tree and surrounded by peacocks (no, seriously). i hope retirement treats me that well.

and then i went sailing on an old (seriously, 1871) schooner named the Lewis R. French. the weather could have cooperated a bit better, but honestly? maine is beautiful and sailing on an old ship was absolutely amazing and i even made a few new friends while aboard. a big many thanks to Ryan for making that whole trip possible and to the crew of the L. R. French for being so darn cool.

this post is a bit out of order, which is appropriate since my life seems to be a bit out of order at the moment. words like ‘chaos’ and ‘disaster’ come to mind when i think about my life right now, but perhaps i should just get used to that. i’m not unhappy, just feeling particularly crazy, and for those of you who know me well, that’s a fairly bold statement.

[nikon 35mm + color film][polaroid sx-70 + TZ Artistic film c/o The Impossible Project]

jessi

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good afternoon, good evening & good night

ok. it’s 2:26 am. i am supposed to be leaving for the airport in approximately three hours and 45 minutes. ok, that’s not approximate, that’s exact.

i still have work to do. emails to send. and, well, i have not packed a single thing. which might not be a huge deal :: but when you are me and you A. love excessive clothing B. feel you must be prepared for all climates even though the forecast(s) are HOT and even HOTTER C. have three cameras + film that must be packed carefully D. have all sketching materials that MUST be packed and not forgotten E. will be in not only NYC but also MAINE (via 8 hour bus ride), so must consider packing “lightly” :: if that’s possible and F. am totally and utterly crazy… having 3 hours and 45 minutes is just not enough time to do any of the above, but per usual, somehow, i will make it happen because i have no choice BUT to make it happen.

so, yeah, about those pictures i’ve been meaning to upload. i stayed up for roughly the past 2 weeks. averaging 2-3 hours of sleep a night (some nights no sleep, some nights 5 hours of sleep, etc.). that said, i’ve been a little busy and i don’t have the excuse of “i’ve been partying!” but rather, “i’ve been working like a slave!”

however, after this trip east that i am taking :: i am currently under the impression that things will simmer down (famous last words, i know) and that means i can upload ALL the photographs i have taken. i have about one billion, so it should be exciting.

remember that time i went to San Francisco, uh, two weeks ago ? well, i got to swim in the pacific ocean (and yes, it was quite cold, but totally worth it)(i also got stuck on a chain link fence after i’d broken into the Golden Gate Park botanical garden, a great story for another time). i did NOT take this photograph (which should be clear because i am the one in the photograph), but i figured i’d at least share something with you before i bail on you for what could be ten days. my friend, eddie, took this photograph of me and A. i think it’s a solid photograph and B. it proves that even when i am away on these various excursions, i am still working with my camera in hand, hanging around my neck :: not a unlike a soldier ready for battle.

and, no, i’m not so vain as to think i should post a picture on here that A. i didn’t even take and B. is of myself. truth be told ? it’s the only photograph that managed to make it onto my hard drive since my trip and since i am seriously under a time crunch, it’s really the best i could do. apologies left and right. please hold :: while i get my life back together :: oh and did i mention that i am, officially, considering moving to San Francisco within the next six months or so?

yeah. that’s another story for another time as well. i’d love to share the details, but guess what? i still have an empty suitcase, carry on, and ya know, like, a lot of stuff to do. so, let me hereby remind you that patience is, indeed, a virtue. i’ll be back before you know it and with any luck i can even provide ya’ll with a friendly update whilst i am pretending to be a jet setter.

[HOLGA + color film][photo courtesy of Eddie]

jessi

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