A free roll of film

Slightly ghosty, very grainy, but incredibly dreamy low-quality film. I forgot to develop it until a week or so ago, and what a joy it was to be reminded of these sweet summer memories.

Rachel smokes a cigarette on her front porch. Athens, OH.

Rachel smokes a cigarette on her front porch. Athens, OH.

Michael adjusts his mountain bike before a morning ride. Athens, OH. My bike chain broke 1/4 mile onto the trail, so we took a swim in Strouds Run instead.

Michael adjusts his mountain bike before a morning ride. Athens, OH. My bike chain broke 1/4 mile onto the trail, so we took a swim in Strouds Run instead.

Evan relaxes on the Big Four Bridge in Louisville, Ky.

Evan relaxes on the Big Four Bridge in Louisville, Ky.

Michael holding two snakes on Court Street. Athens, OH.

Michael holding two snakes on Court Street. Athens, OH.

Boogie on the Bricks. Athens, OH.

Boogie on the Bricks. Athens, OH.

A Black Lives Matter march shut down West Broadway in the West End of Louisville in recognition of the police shooting of Philando Castile, an unarmed black male. 

A Black Lives Matter march shut down West Broadway in the West End of Louisville in recognition of the police shooting of Philando Castile, an unarmed black male. 

A Black Lives Matter vigil in the West End of Louisville in recognition of the police shooting of Philando Castile, an unarmed black male. 

A Black Lives Matter vigil in the West End of Louisville in recognition of the police shooting of Philando Castile, an unarmed black male. 

Casey kisses Bree on top of Courthouse Rock after a 2.5 mile hike in the Red River Gorge. Slade, Ky.

Casey kisses Bree on top of Courthouse Rock after a 2.5 mile hike in the Red River Gorge. Slade, Ky.

Casey reads her book on our rooftop patio. Louisville, Ky.

Casey reads her book on our rooftop patio. Louisville, Ky.

A month of transition

The past month I haven't sat still. I moved away from Louisville, visited friends and family in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and took a road trip by myself across Oregon to hike through magical places I never thought I'd see in real life. 

It has been the most refreshing time of transition — a perfect mix of comfort and newness. Shooting only film has been a breath of fresh air. Here are some images I made over the last month.

Crater Lake National Park, OR

Crater Lake National Park, OR

Crater Lake National Park looking south at the Cascades.

Crater Lake National Park looking south at the Cascades.

Crater Lake National Park, OR

Crater Lake National Park, OR

PA-837 looking north. New Eagle, PA

PA-837 looking north. New Eagle, PA

Mound Street. Athens, OH

Mound Street. Athens, OH

Michael Mayberry on Radar Hill. Athens, OH

Michael Mayberry on Radar Hill. Athens, OH

Daniel Kingston and Michael Mayberry along the trail to Radar Hill. Athens, OH

Daniel Kingston and Michael Mayberry along the trail to Radar Hill. Athens, OH

Oregon Coast Trail. Cape Lookout, OR

Oregon Coast Trail. Cape Lookout, OR

Meadowcreek Trail to Three Fingered Jack outside of Sisters, OR

Meadowcreek Trail to Three Fingered Jack outside of Sisters, OR

Mount Jefferson in the distance. Crater Lake National Park, OR

Mount Jefferson in the distance. Crater Lake National Park, OR

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean along a section of the Oregon Coast Trail in Cape Lookout, OR

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean along a section of the Oregon Coast Trail in Cape Lookout, OR

Cape Lookout State Park, OR

Cape Lookout State Park, OR

McKenzie River, OR

McKenzie River, OR

McKenzie River, OR

McKenzie River, OR

Secluded beach, part of the Oregon Coast Trail near Cape Lookout, OR

Secluded beach, part of the Oregon Coast Trail near Cape Lookout, OR

A train hauling coal passes through the woods along PA-837 heading north to Pittsburgh, PA

A train hauling coal passes through the woods along PA-837 heading north to Pittsburgh, PA

Power line clearing. The Ridges, Athens, OH

Power line clearing. The Ridges, Athens, OH

West Elizabeth, PA

West Elizabeth, PA

The River City Drum Corp performs at the Smoketown Get Down for Democracy on September 16, 2016.

The River City Drum Corp performs at the Smoketown Get Down for Democracy on September 16, 2016.

Children watch the River City Drum Corp perform at the Smoketown Get Down for Democracy on September 16, 2016.

The River City Drum Corp performs at the Smoketown Get Down for Democracy on September 16, 2016.

The River City Drum Corp performs at the Smoketown Get Down for Democracy on September 16, 2016.

Change is good.

 

Exciting things are happening! As I finish up my video production internship at Kertis Creative and begin the wild process of job applications, I've redone my entire website. FINALLY, my website works on mobile and showcases my video work in a clean format.

I'm so excited to share the work I've been creating this summer over at Kertis Creative with you all once it's ready to publish! In the mean time, check out a teaser of what we've been filming in Smoketown, a historically black neighborhood of Louisville that really knows how to celebrate Fourth of July. The footage will be used in a storytelling project I'm editing right now for the Smoketown Family Wellness Center's Kickstarter campaign. Learn more about the SFWC here.

I'll also be putting together my first ever demo reel of my video work in the coming month! Change is good, I always remind myself, even amongst the insanity that is the transition out of college and into the real world.

Keep an eye out for new work and I really look forward to sharing more with you all in the future!
In the mean time, browse my new site, and offer any feedback on my (amateur) web design skills.