location: Seattle, WA
quote: “Every single one of the people here are incredible human beings. I think about it sometimes and I have come to the conclusion that I don’t know what I did to deserve the caliber of people in my life that I do but at some point it happened and I’m not asking questions. From slowmo stripping running videos to recovering a friend’s stolen truck and taking down a car theft ring to partying until 7AM to watching Mean Girls because obviously you can’t sit with us, these people are the best people alive anywhere.”
Back in June I made one of the best decisions of my life. I decided with 4 hours notice to fly to Seattle for my friend Mike’s 21st birthday party. I checked prices, made sure I was going to be able to get to the airport, and then pressed the confirm button. The week I spent in Seattle after making that abrupt decision was absolutely the best week of my life to that date. I was reinvigorated creatively, inspired, and surrounded by amazing friends who, up until that week, had only been faces on the internet (and several of which I now consider close friends).
Around October plans were put into place to have a round 2 for the Seattle group (with the addition of a few new faces) for an epic NYE party. Being that the idea for this project was born during the previous trip to Seattle, I felt it was only right to do a feature of all the amazing people that were present this time around. A day spent with friends is the best kind of days, right? 2013 was an incredible year for me as a creative and as a person. I started shooting more film, stopped shooting things I didn’t want to shoot and made several lifetime friends. I’m excited to see what 2014 has in store.