For my 27th birthday I wanted nothing more than to spend some quality time with me, myself, and I. So, I hopped on a plane, rented a car, and drove through Colorado. I gifted myself fresh Rocky Mountain air, meditation in the Garden of the Gods, and breakfast for dinner every night. And, friends, it was pure bliss. When I told people I was going to go on a solo trip I mostly got "Why would you do that?" and "Aren't you afraid to travel alone as a woman?". I think that it's really important for women to travel solo. They can and they should. I get it, the world can be a scary place but with the right planning and natural instincts, traveling solo can be so rewarding. I'm really looking forward to making a personal tradition of taking at least 1 solo trip every year.
What an amazing adventure and incredible people! If Salvador Dalí and Dr Seuss made a magical land for adults to play, It would be Burning Man. Happy to say I can mark this one off the bucket list. I'm already looking forward to going back to good ol' Black Rock City. Everyone needs to experience this at least once in their life.
To the beautiful humans that let me take their portrait--I am so grateful.
All images shot in 35mm Kodak Portra film and have not been edited.
When we first arrived in Las Vegas I had a conversation with the cab driver who happened to also be a photographer. He warned me to "not take the stereotypical photos every photographer takes". My response was that I've never seen those photographs and I've never seen this city, so, my perspective is completely unique. So, here's to hoping these images aren't like those that every photographer takes of Vegas.
A random collection of images because, well, Vegas is pretty random. This city certainly has character! Lights, camera, action...