A TYPICAL DAY OFF//BAY AREA'S BEST DOG PHOTOGRAPHER JESSE FREIDIN
To celebrate a very exciting, exhausting, and succesful first 1/6th of 2011, I decided to take Monday off, throw the dog in the car, throw a million cameras in the daypack, 3 types of film, snacks for me, snacks for dog, water for me, water for dog, doggie bowl, 27 layers for me, 1 layer for dog- and head to my favorite secret hide-out spot in the Bay Area. A chilly, brisk hike up a small mountain always helps clear my head. I love hiking where Pancake can be off-leash. The feeling of him following me, never worrying we'll be out of synch, makes me feel so connected to him. It's a wonderful feeling. I pulled out two of my favorite Polaroid cameras that have been collecting dust (a 600 model, and one of my many Spectras) and tried out the last of my very very very very expired Polaroid film. Unfortunately, it was all so old and dried that nothing really came out. So I resorted to Ye Olde iPhone 4 - which I love to hate- bc it's poladroid app (fake polaroids, for all you non-nerds out there) is actually pretty awesome.
There's always some amazing graffitti up here. It's like someone knew we were coming.
Perspective can be so exhilerating and beautiful.
This light got me so jazzed!! The iPhone doesn't really do it justice, but I was buzzing with photo-nerd excitement, juggling all 3 cameras to capture this dreamy winter shade.