I've known this girl since she was a sophomore in high school and she is a joy to me. A free spirit with a rebel edge who drives a truck, knows all the Robert Plant lyrics, and can beat her brother in arm wrestling. She's fierce and kind and witty and I am ever so grateful for her.
A beautiful soul, this one.
I try to shoot a couple of rolls of film a year. I love the process, the change in the way I have to think, the sounds a film camera makes, and the imperfect, dreamy goodness of it. All of these were shot last summer around the house or on Lake Jocassee on my second-hand Minolta Maxxum 450si camera with Kodak Gold 200 (maybe it was 400...I can't remember) film I purchased at Walgreens on a whim. So not the highest quality film to shoot, but still. Just look at these. Unedited except for minor cropping.
HOLY MOSES, Y'ALL. This girl. This shoot. I feel like her session last night was straight magic. She is spectacularly beautiful but more importantly -- she is kind, she is good, she is fierce and spirited and intelligent and funny and has such depth and I am just so, so, so grateful for her. Abby, darling, you're a good one.