went camping along the beach this last weekend with some good friends. i love being on the coast during the spring - walking through wildflowers, feeling the brisk breeze and basking in the warming sun. i like the photograph above and how simple and timeless it feels. the wind in their hair. the two girls looking away while the other two look ahead. childhood moves so fast and here they are for just one moment, standing with sticks.
above is a photograph from last weekend of some family friends at the coast. it was made with a large format wood and brass camera and expired/discontinued film. in a time when perfect pixels have such high value, i find myself even more drawn to the subtleties and imperfections of certain types of traditional photographic techniques. and for me its not a question of "either or" or "new versus old"... rather i take a "both and" approach and enjoy many different types of photography. to view the other photos click here - enjoy.
yesterday i had the privilege of meeting and photographing one of surfing's greatest legends - mark richards (click on the photo above for a larger view). mark is a super cool, approachable and down-to-earth guy. if you're not familiar with mark click here to learn more. mr is the man!
joni sternbach is an acclaimed fine art photographer. her images are riveting, thought provoking and inspiring. i had the chance to talk with her about a current project titled, "surfland". listen to the interview below and to view photos from the shoot: click here [audio:http://www.chrisorwig.com/flipside/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/joni_48.mp3]
to view more of her work (like the image below): click here
occasionally in life you have friends that become brothers. martyn is one of those. he and i went on a surf/camping trip along the california coast. i didn't take many photos but you can click here to see more photos.