Have you ever wondered what a movie would look like if you could see the moments behind and between scenes? If you could catch the comments, the bloopers, the actor selfies, the tears and the arguments? The National Park Quest is a story we are crafting with careful photography and writing, often enduring tough weather conditions and pre-dawn mornings for that perfect shot, or spending eight hours writing a post that could take one. Our Centennial Posters show epic moments through the beauty of our natural world, yet you would never know where these were illustrated.
All you see is the end result, which most artists hope to be something beautiful.
Any visual storyteller understands there are stories within a story, and the crafter molds the perspective. We can’t control how folks might react, but we can aim for a certain reaction or emotional response. For those following our quest, you might have picked up on our style these past three months – (yes already three months!) – so it may seem strange to take an entirely different approach with this post.
But we all like change, right?
That’s why I’m sharing a glimpse of the last three months with a collection of grainy, candid iPhone 4 photos.
Yep, iPhone 4. I finally crumbled when my flip phone broke three years ago, but I’ve been sticking to the 4 for awhile.
So without further ado, enjoy behind the scenes:
Moving Out to Backpacking with Amazing People
A glimpse of our Cleveland apartment with the move-out chaos neatly organized, as you can see. We thinned out our material possessions to a small corner of my parents’ basement, it feels good to live lightly now. This was our second to last day of utility bills and lease agreements.
Your pictures capture so much! I love these. What amazing memories you are making 🙂
Thanks Emily 😀
I love the story the pictures tell – but your comments add so much more!
Thanks Claudia! Hope you’re having a great summer 🙂