Just 6 months ago I was on a road trip with Ben and Makoto of Scout Regalia across the southwest. We shot this amazing project of theirs in Snowmass over new years and then crossed through Moab, Monument Valley, the Painted Desert, Navajo Nation, the Grand Canyon and Route 66 through Joshua Tree and back home to LA.

On that trip I had so many thoughts and dreams for what this new year would look like. So much hope and possibility. So many lists. So much feeling.

It was one of the best road trips I’ve ever been on, maybe only because I love Ben and Makoto so much. But also because of the sense of possibility that any trip will usually bring.

It’s summertime now. I’m looking at the half of the year that has passed. What’s happened? No less than half a dozen road trips. Other trips. So many projects with people I love and admire. So many pots on the stove. So much possibility.

And now I’m in the throes of updating my portfolio to represent more of where I am now. It’s been 3 years since the last time I updated it. And I’m filled with wonder. So much has happened. I’ve made so many friends through this crazy internet world. Learned so much about myself. Made so many photographs. And now it’s time to distill that all down to help point me to what’s next.

See more photos from this trip and more day to day stuff (including some fun projects) over on instagram, I’m @ljoliet.

6 Responses to “summertime”

  1. Maryn says:

    I remember bookmarking your Venice apartment like 6 years ago when I was just about to move into my own place. So happy to see your journey and how far you’ve come!

    P.S. Road trips are the best! My favorite ever was up the Oregon coast with my boyfriend. It was the cheapest vacation because we camped out along the beaches.

  2. laure says:

    oh the oregon coast! one of the most magical places! thanks for following along on my journey!

  3. elsie says:

    i. love. this. trip. your photos are GORGEOUS.

    I was on my babymoon in Sedona at the same time and feeling so many feelings too. 2013, the year magic happened.

  4. Mavis says:

    It’s always my dream to visit the deserts of USA!!!

  5. umithepumi says:

    Wonderful photos of a breath taking part of our country. I still remember the first time I saw Monument Valley and that was a long time ago.

  6. jackie says:

    fantastic pictures! i just returned from santa fe and am absolutely captivated by the southwest.

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