santa cruz



I spent yesterday exploring Santa Cruz, CA and making portraits with my friend Yutaka. I could not have asked for a better day- the light was awesome, the weather was perfect, and we came across some really interesting spots both in the forest and on the water. Let's shoot!

Here are some of my favorite takes from yesterday:

Santa Cruz Sunsets

Last night I camped out at Sea Cliff beach in Santa Cruz, CA, in an Airstream trailer that my dad restored and furnished to be a mobile man cave (I will be posting the photo set from this build very soon). The trailer was backed up right against the beach, with the waves crashing on the shores close within 50 yards of us. I pulled up to our campsite just as sunset was beginning, and by the time I made it down to the water the sky had exploded with some of the most intense colors I've ever seen. The progression from pastel oranges and lavender quickly turned into intense red, yellow, and magenta. Photos were shot with a Fujifilm x100s.