February. This was a month of big changes for me. I started wondering what I needed to do to make myself happiest instead of worrying about other things while sacrificing my happiness. So I decided to leave my job. I am feeling much more relieved and at ease. This month I also moved in with my love. It was a big change for me. It seems that if I've been neglecting certain things while I tried to get settled in this new place and now I feel like I am finally home. I always get excited this time of year because it seems like it is when all of the musical artists that I like decide to go on tour after a restful winter. I attended Angel Olsen and also I went to a show at the Crystal Ballroom that was a protest concert and benefited ACLU and Unite Oregon. There were multiple acts that were all incredible and prestigious speakers. My favorite band Sleater-Kinney headlined the event. My love and I also took a big step and decided to adopt a puppy. He has been a handful and definitely taking up most of my free time, but we love him to death. Anyway, I am very grateful that we are starting to see the first signs of Spring in Oregon and I'm ready for whatever the next few months will offer me.
What to say about September. All of my favorite people have their birthdays' in this month. I feel like I await September all year just so I can tell my father Happy Birthday. Although, there are other reasons that I enjoy September. The weather can never seem to make up it's mind, if it still wants to be Summer or turn into Autumn. This was a good month for hiking, for wandering town, for standing outside and waiting for a concert, all things that I do as often as I can. While mostly focusing my energy on moving houses soon, I still attempted to pull a little of my concentration from stress and focus on doing the things that make me happy. There was a few weeks where I hadn't done much but neatly putting all my belongings in boxes and going to work when I was done. After noticing that I was neglecting my adventurous side, I made it a point to get out more often and not let myself fall into the trap of lethargy again. This month, I finally got to see one of my favorite bands that I've been patiently waiting to see live for a few years. Warpaint! They were more than outstanding and I enjoyed being able to see them in such an intimate setting. Here are some photographs from that show!
August went quickly. I unfortunately spent most of the month trying to get used to my new position at work. I was grateful to get to see some of my friends from Denver when they came through and get to see their wonderful band, Ancient Elk play in Portland! They are so talented. I spent my days off songwriting and even a wonderful day surrounded by the forest at Forest Park. One night i happily went to go see Julien Baker play once again and was lucky to see Lucy Dacus open for her. Theres nothing like music. One of my favorite things to shoot is musicians. I've been living in a suburb called Tualatin since I moved away from Wyoming. This month I finalized plans to move into a house in Portland, which I'm very thrilled about. I'm ready for a new adventure. Leaves have started to fall and I'm awaiting Autumn.
It was difficult choosing a photograph for this month! I did my best to get out of the house more in between working more hours and ended up attending more shows than I expected, which of course means more photos! I felt like I blinked and the month was ending already. The weather has started to be very hot, and for the first time in my life, I wasn't ready for summer. I went and saw Savages, which was maybe the most energetic and tiring concert that I've ever been too. I've never experienced anything like that energy, Jehnny Beth's stage presence and the entire band's incredible talent. I went and saw PVRIS which was a fun time, I enjoyed listening to Lynn Gunn sing finally and dancing with the other girls. I went and saw Phoebe Bridgers and we ended up talking for a long time and having a really nice time together, and of course her set was enchanting. I love that I live in a city that brings me so many opportunities to enjoy music! I did my best to spend more time walking around in places that I haven't been before and will be doing the same this month. I love riding the light rail and looking out the window, passing trees and fields, I love the shining buildings and people eating outdoors. I love walking the streets at night after a show. I love it here and I can't wait to see what the rest of the year brings.
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Hey all. This was a busy month for me, or at least it felt that way. The first months of the year always race by, which is rather disappointing. My photograph this month is a self portrait. I decided last year that I would take one around this time every year until someday I have a substantial collection. A very gradual project but I think it will be interesting to view my own growth in the future. So this is me, at 22, in 2016. This is my third or forth month living in Oregon and everyday I'm happier, when I'm not worried about money. The trees get fuller and more green every single day, more than I've seen in my entire life and it's mesmerizing. I'm so grateful. It's also been very warm and sunny with a few rainy days, which back at home it's still been snowing, something that I'm also glad to be away from. It's wonderful to be able to experience Spring for what feels like the first time. This month I didn't get to explore as much sadly, but I did get to photograph my friend Rachel for her blog quite a bit which allows me to explore parts of Portland that I haven't seen yet! Will I ever see the whole city? I didn't get to do much shooting outside of that which is never my favorite, but I did get to see Courtney Barnett at the Crystal Ballroom! This was my first time getting to attend a concert at this grand venue with strange and lovely architecture and it was spectacular. I met friends and everyone danced while the floor shook. A band called Alvvays opened for them, which was also a treat since I had been wanting to see them live for awhile too, they are so fun. I'm ready for May, ready for roses, ready to get out and explore more, ready to see more shows and meet more people.
Here are some photographs that I took this month!
This is a bit late, I'm sorry for that! Well this month was quite a lovely one. Besides the fact that I worked quite often, I got to spend very much time in Denver with my sister and her friends and enjoyed it very much. I stayed for awhile this time. It was nice being around in the fall when the leaves are floating down the street and everyone is just a little more bundled than usual. While I was there, I got to see a band called Sunflower Bean with my sister and friend Tucker. My sister and I walked to the venue, the Gothic Theatre and waited for the show. I got to meet the bass player Julia Cumming and talk to her a bit and the band signed my CD and Tuckers LP for him. It was great! We danced along and then had a fun night of playing guitar afterword. My sister and I spent the week touring coffee shops and going to the record store. There was another concert that I got to go see while visiting and that was Girlpool. I also got to meet Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad, who were very sweet and kind and sold me one of their yellow records. The show was everything that I wanted, packed into the small Lost Lake, we all sang along and felt filled up with music. It was the best and I was so happy that I got to experience their songs live so close to them. Halloween was fun as usual even though I didn't do much this year. My friend Alex and I dressed up and went to see her brothers band play, which was enough for me.
See all the photos from the shows in my Digital Photography Gallery!
Wow, February! This month has been incredible. I can't believe the good weather we have been having, I have never seen a winter in Wyoming this nice. This month I went to Denver to visit my sister and go see my favorite band in the entire world. It was the first time that I've ever taken a trip completely by myself and it was so nice. It was wonderful seeing my twin sister, I hardly ever get to see her since she lives in Colorado now. We had a blast. Denver is so fun and very pretty, I always enjoy it there. The concert was probably the best things that has happened to me so far this year. It was.. just amazing. I saw Sleater-Kinnney, if you were wondering and I shot the show which I'll probably make a separate post about it so I can show my favorite photos! My photo of the month this month is my favorite picture I took at the concert of my biggest idol, Carrie Brownstein.
Here are some more photos I took in Denver!
Each month I will be posting a Photo of the Month! Also I'll try to work in any requested posts or things I find interesting to post! Enjoy!