The light was fading, but we just couldn't stop. Balancing on wooden railroad tracks, climbing dormant loading docks and rusted ladders, we wouldn't let the darkness catch us. Spoiler alert, we didn't out run the night, but we did create magic during the day's last breath.
When I visited my hometown of York, PA for a friend's wedding, I knew I wanted shoot a couple of looks. Luckily, Tristyn of Tristyn Albright Photography agreed to jaunt about town with me. I haven't seen Tristyn in some time, but you would have never known. Once a former high school basketball teammate, I don't think either of us could have guessed we would be in this moment, this space, collaborating creatively together. It's awesome. Her talent shines and her passion for building a business and an artistic life for herself is evident, refreshing and brave. She is grinding right now and I LOVE that! Each of us drove head first into this shoot wanting to improve upon certain technical things, but left with a reunited friendship and respect for one another's journey and dreams.
Now, let's get down to sleeveless. Maybe it's because half my life was spent in a gym rockin' t-shirts with the sleeves hacked off or maybe it's the unrestricted movement, but sleeveless is ALWAYS better in my opinion. It is tough and androgynous. It reflected the grittiness of our location, the former Keystone Color Works building in downtown York. As would be expected, color did not disappoint. It peaked through weathered scrapes and boarded windows and artists' marks. I paired a faded flannel from Upward Collective with a cheeky tank from Top Knot Goods to play up the surrounding, accented colors. My favorite part of this whole building was the haphazardly painted boulders on the north end. A pile of beautiful rubble; they were straight out of my-kind-of Bedrock. With the loudness and multiple colors of the layered shirts, I toned down the bottom half of this outfit with my favorite pair of black, high rise skinny jeans from Free People along with my trusty white Vans (also seen in pap's overalls post). A long necklace from Turkish Delight Jewelry, purchased from a local love of mine, Pavement, completed the look. It added a touch of femininity, while the arrowhead pendant maintained the toughness.
Tristyn + Jessa to be continued...
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