My original plan in going to Seattle was to maybe take on a new challenge, a new city, and try to find some work and get inspired. After months of prep, hundreds of emails to photographers and studios, and some logistics I convinced myself it was worth the trip. Worse comes to worse it would be a learning a experience.
I had no idea what was ahead of me...
A buddy of mine was out there and took me out hiking my first weekend there and everything took off from there. by the end of the trip I got to hike through three national parks, camped on the beach, got way to close to a mountain goat, witnessed a meteor shower from the mountains, hung with some of the most awesome people out there, made some new friends, went to jazz bar, got introduced to the brewery scene (and some great beer), had sausage in a tiny, adorable bavarian mountain town, ate way too much, made some dope work, shot for my favorite band, learned a lot and laughed a ton... I could keep going on for days. If someone told me I would have loved it this much before I left, I would have been skeptical. It was without a doubt an experience of a lifetime.
These images are just from when I decided to take my camera out, if I included my iPhone shots this post would go on for days. A couple trips got left out completely, including Mt. Rainier. I avoided taking my camera out a lot of times and I enjoyed my time much better without it, so follow me on IG to see more ;)
It's tough to put into words exactly how unreal this summer was, so just check out the photos and maybe they can convince you.