Erica and Venus at the cabin
Today is Labor Day here in the U.S., so I hope my followers here have been having an enjoyable holiday weekend. I’m still trying to get caught up on things that went undone during my trip to Maine and Canada with Venus and Erica, which is one reason that I haven’t made a posting here for over a week.
Still, it is time for another one. It’s going to be a while until I begin developing the film from this trip, and I haven’t scanned any other negatives for posting for a while, so instead I’ll be posting some travelogue photos today. Normally, these photos taken with my pocket camera are of travel scenery, but as this was a different kind of trip, I’m going to begin with photos of the people who I met along the way.
Venus, Erica and I began our trip with three nights in Maine. The first two nights were spent at a rented cabin that we shared with my friend, photographer Dave Levingston from Ohio, and his two travelling models, Brooke Lynne and Kelsey Dylan.
On my first day of photographing in Maine, we also met another friend of mine, photographer Ted Preuss from Chicago, who happened to vacationing not too far from us in Maine. So, the seven of us met at a beautiful coastal location and got in some good shooting. Ted even brought along his 8×10 Deardorf view camera and made a couple of 8×10 wet plate tintypes – the first time I’d seen anybody do this.
Our final night in Maine was spent at a historic motel close to the Canadian border, following an afternoon of shooting in the area with a local model, Dyaphanye. The following morning, Venus, Erica and I crossed over into Canada to continue our adventure. Stay tuned for another post about that.
Dave L at dinner
Erica and Brooke
Dave L looking majestic
Kelsey on location
Dave L watches as Brooke readies her camera
Ted getting ready to use his view camera
Ted using his view camera
Ted and the models
Dyaphanye and Erica
Dave L gets comfortable