09 March 2009

part one















to get on a plane and fly south, to step out of the car and onto the beach, to smell/taste/touch familiar air, so sticky and sweet. oh gulf, I have missed you. to blow through six packs of polaroid film in two days, to wear sandals, to work with shiny people, to drink mexican coca cola, to work with my brother. these are luxuries. I know this to be true.

p.s. there's a nice story behind how we found the orange VW bus.

53 comments:

  1. I think I was just transported to another time.
    these are beautiful!

    thank you for sharing.
    hope you are well friend

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  2. So, so, so pretty. The blue, oh the blue. I'm there.

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  3. I am liking the orange VW bus. Very much so, indeed.

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  4. Andrea, these are awesome photographs... I feel like they are from another time! Thanks for sharing the sunny vibes.
    xo,
    Linnea

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  5. i. am. drooling. you. are. amazing.

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  6. Mexican Coca-Cola.

    *sigh*

    I haven't the words to say what I wish I could.

    Well done.

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  7. favorite photos from you. fanfrickintastic.

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  8. Wow. These photos rock my world! I am wanting to go buy a Polaroid tomorrow. Oh, and hey, I'm taking your class at Squam! Maybe after that I'll be able to take pictures as sweet as these! :)

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  9. i follow your blog and the more you post the more i think i have found a kindred soul over the pond. these pictures are perfect. im so glad the orange vw found you.

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  10. so much beauty here. (in photos and words.)
    love that...

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  11. I love the freedom of having gone through so many Polaroids, just click, click, click! Wonderful!

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  12. Just found you. Love your photos and love that story about the man on the plane :-)

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  13. : )

    By the way, I think it is imperative that you know about his Etsy shop I just stumbled across today. I saw the drawings and immediately thought of you: Volkswagon buses & vintage cameras abound. Check it. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6440890

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  14. WOW! These are amazing photos. I hope you put them in your Etsy shop. Absolutely beautiful. Please put them in your shop.

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  15. i looooove these images! I can feel the sunny warm salty air on this rainy overcast morning....

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  16. These pictures are so stunning, they make me want to hop on a plane and run away.

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  17. Eh naw sweetheart, I'm drooling over here. You can share a bit more with me, naw can't cha?? ; )
    xo

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  18. i love your pix... and that red dress is divine...i covet it!
    x
    C

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  19. gotiesi love your pix... and that red dress is divine...i covet it!
    x
    C

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  20. Dear Andrea,

    I am taking your class this fall at Squam and I cannot wait to meet you and your camera and make beautiful art. Hooray!!!

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  21. seriously.... SO GREAT!!!

    p.s. I'm back to blogging sister. funny, since we were just musing over my leave... :D never say never!

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  22. no idea why i have not found you before. i like it here and i will be back - thanks for sharing those great photos!

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  23. i recently found this blog thru another i read, i am in love! i love your writing and photography!

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  24. Sounds like good therapy! The pictures are great...

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  25. Awesome pics. They really tell a story. Did I just say that?

    :)

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  26. so vintage,I'm not sure yet which one is my fav

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  27. wow.
    i really needed this trip back to my home state! *sigh*
    i'll be smiling all day now.
    thank you!
    xo

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  28. Gorgeousness.
    Whenever you FINALLY come down to Los Angeles, I will personally take you to Olvera Street so you can buy armloads of those wonderful embroidered Mexican dresses and blouses for YOURSELF. And for Ava. And jessica/jek will probably elbow me aside to take you herself. But so's you know: all that blousy embroidery awaits you down here...
    xo,
    stacey

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  29. andrea,
    I don't know you and I have no idea how i came across your blog site one day, but I have to say i couldn't be happier that i did! I enjoy all your writings and pictures so very much. It's all so inspirational. I just wanted to thank you for having this site because i enjoy it thoroughly. Hope you are having a wonderful sunday!

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  30. more gorgosity
    yet again

    you are the queen of gorgeous posts


    xoxo!!!

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  31. Hulita! These are gorgeous edgy photos! I can tell you are inspired! Miss you so xxox

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  32. The story of the bus is brilliant.

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  33. these are truly inspiring and makes me want to wear sandals and flowers in my hair! love the bus too what a great story!

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  34. I just love your blog! All the pictures are so great! I love the vintage feel! And the VW bus and story! =)

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  35. someone really should invent the paint color 'polaroid sky'.

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  36. So magical. You made my morning.

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  37. wowza!!! lovely, lovely, dovely.

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  38. very lovely. so warm. I want to go.

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  39. I want to move into these colors. I'd be so comfortable...

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  40. fantabulous! Love this series of photographs. How nostalgic?

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  41. wow. the texas coast. i grew up around south padre and the feel is totally the same. beautifully captured.

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  42. i have the biggest girl-crush on you, but I bet I'm in line behind 9,333 other people who just realized the same thing.

    xo

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  43. LOVE the polaroids!
    Gotta get me a camera... And lose my fear of getting "closeup" to things. And people...

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  44. I spent many years of my youth in an orange bus like that! and many more hours on the side of the road waiting for roadside assistance. i think i'm far enough over the childhood trauma to actually enjoy the photos! haha.. LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

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  45. perfect sunny vibes. I love it.

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  46. these fotos are stupendariffic!

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  47. I LOVE THESE. So amazing. These just brightened up my gray, lazy day.

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  48. I love the VW bus, and am jealous of your escape.

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