Shoot Date: January 1, 2016
Back in 2013, I photographed the Treasure Island Music Festival for Myspace. During one of the days, I met Stephanie in the silent disco room partying it up. I took a photo of her and asked for her info to send her a bigger version or let her know whenever it went live. I couldn't remember.
We became friends on the internet and over time we've come to admire each other's work that we did. Unfortunately, I had just moved to Los Angeles after living in the Bay Area for a number of years, and we never really could get our schedules together.
That is until this year.
I had told her I was going to San Francisco to photograph a New Year's Eve party. I didn't hear from her until early New Year's day, saying she wanted to make it a point to not miss an opportunity to meet up. I couldn't have agreed more. I got my sleep deprived butt out of my friend's bean bag chair, showered, packed my backpack and headed out to Golden Gate Park. The shoot came at a perfect time, as I was feeling burnt out photographing event after event, with the occasional cosplay shoot. It was a good release of getting my mind off of the chaos that are event and concert photography.
Thanks again, Steph for helping me unwind mentally.
I also remembered to bring my film camera. Illford HP5