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Well. Lately-ish. These are some iPhone shots from mid-February to now. Some of these were also posted on my Instagram, and you can follow me on there if that’s your kind of thing.

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top left & right: 01/03/14, went to the bloedel conservatory with nick.
bottom left: 12/04/14, SAW WILDLIFE. bottom right: 04/04/14, SAW MORE WILDLIFE.
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top left & right: 09/05/14, capilano university sights
bottom left: 17/04/14, on the bus. bottom right: 26/04/14, driving through seattle.
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top left: 27/04/14, driving home from seattle. bottom left: 04/05/14, cherry blossom fallout after the rain
top & bottom right: 03/05/14, vancouver in the rain
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22/02/14: snow
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top left & right: 24/03/14, went bowling for a friend’s birthday.
bottom left & right: 10/04/14, school dance + settng up for it
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12/04/14: in gibsons
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12/04/14: my sister and i on oceanfront rope swings
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12/04/14: on the beach in gibsons– found this little “house” and hid from the wind in it.
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top left: 18/04/14, at sophie’s cosmic café. top right: 19/04/14, some melodramatic graffitti.
bottom left: 27/03/14 with nick. bottom right: 01/03/14 overlooking commercial drive
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22/02/14: in a school playground at midnight
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top left & right: 31/03/14
bottom left: 17/04/14 bottom right: 14/03/14
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left: 24/03/14, BIRTHDAY BURGERS right: 14/03/14, skytrain view
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26/03/13, the greatest DQ i’ve ever seen
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ode to the cellphone pic

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Question: why does everyone hate cellphone pictures so much?

I constantly hear people making fun of “iphoneographers” and using the word like it’s some kind of slur. I just? Don’t? Get it? I mean, the rise of smartphones is one of the greatest technological happenings ever. It’s brought so much into the palm of your hand and the pocket of your jeans. Snapping pictures on cellphones is convenient, and I know that convenience isn’t really a concern for most photographers, but I find that more and more of the little moments in my life that make me feel like being alive is, like, actually a good thing are captured on my phone. Yeah, having a cellphone doesn’t make you some bigshot professional photographer, but I honestly think it can be a decent little step to getting there.

So screw it, not only is this my ode to the cellphone pic, it’s a little glimpse into my world this summer. Everything below was taken on an HTC One V or an iPhone.

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26/05/13: my boyfriend and I explored under the SkyTrain tracks and found a shopping cart on the way. Good time.
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17/06/2013: joking around with one of my best friends– a bunch of people think we’re dating and we like to egg them on
16/06/2013: went vintage shopping with my friends only to find this FUCKING TERRIFYING HEAD while leaving the store
various days: viiiiiiibes. It sucked and then I Cried by Heather B. Armstrong (that title omg), an E.E. Cummings poem, a page from Crackers and Honey #5
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24/06/2013: Went to White Spot for milkshakes then McDonal’s for smoothies with my favourite people. Healthy choices.
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08/07/2013: Science World adventure.
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08/07/2013: The exhibit being held was about the science of sexuality which is the only reason we went. Here we’re pictured daydreaming about penises… The film was about conception and the couch was comfy, what can I say.
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08/07/2013: There are really cool art installations in the outdoors area of Science World and I was particularly taken with this red balls one. I mean, GIANT RED BALLS. GUYS.
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12/07/2013: Obligatory pizza picture.
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12/07/2013: perfecting the art of the fake drunk girl selfie ✿♥‿♥✿
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20/07/2013: late night Vancouver Island wandering
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23/07/2013: I saw Avenue Q with Nick and it was frickin gr9
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28/07/2013: I just. Every time I hang out with this woman I’m amazed by how much she belongs in an artsy teen movie or a Rookie spread or something.
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13/08/2013: Spent the afternoon and evening downtown with a bunch of lovely humans and pretty buildings.
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aaaaaaaaaaand lastly I’m not even going to explain this one, it’s just to bother Nick, not gonna lie.

There ya go. That’s what I’ve been doing with my time.

I may hate summer (because sweaters > sweat, I’m a winter girl), but it’s given me some pretty great moments.

Let’sbehonestthoughIreallyjustlovemyiPhone. AndbyiPhoneImeaniSelfieTaker.

K PCE IT

-Sarah

 

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coming home

The pictures below were taken more than a year ago, on June 19th, 2012. Looking back on them was a bit of a nostalgia trip– it’s weird both how unchanged I am and how much I’ve grown. I’m posting them now because 1) they kinda fit the vibes I’ve been feeling lately, and they give me some inspiration, and 2) I still love these photos, there’s just so much adventure to be had on a humid summer night at a park not far from home.

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Alaska, 2013

cruise ship or cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ship’s amenities are a part of the experience, as well as the different destinations along the way. Transportation is not the prime purpose, as cruise ships operate mostly on routes that return passengers to their originating port, so the ports of call are usually in a specified region of a continent. There are even “cruises to nowhere” or “nowhere voyages” where the ship makes 2-3 day round trips without any ports of call.[1]

In late June, during my last week of school, my family and I went on a cruise. Even though personally I find the idea of a “nowhere voyage” super mysterious and romantic (probably because I’m a pretentious fuck, but whatever), my mother chose to go with a trip from my hometown of Vancouver, BC, to various points in Alaska, like Icy Strait Point and Hoonah, Juneau, various glaciers that I’ve now forgotten the names of because I’m not very worldly, and just a wonderland of beautiful mountains engulfing us as we swept by then on a 12-deck ship.

My mental state’s kind of a mess at the moment so I can’t honestly say I had the best time, but I shot two rolls of film with a trusty Pentax K-1000 (claaaaassic, am I right?) and I’d like to share my favourites.

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We fan ourselves on deck ten,
the sun smearing yellow slabs of light in our eyes.

You know there are cruises that don’t stop at ports;
they go nowhere
—my friend informs me.
But I need to be moving towards something
at all times.

He won’t call me back;
he says he’s drunk but he misses me.
—the other one whines through a smile of toothy lament.
We all nod in counterfeit agreement.
Within each nod exists a gated community.
This is love. A false sense of security.

Everybody who so much as glances overboard
contemplates jumping.

All Lounge Chairs Are Collapsible, from freshlysqueezedpoetry

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