// esses sunsets que me deixam de boca aberta ♡ ✨💫.
We all have our favorite dad, we hope they’re out getting after it today! Shop dad @sidneymocke ripping last month at The Steel Stampede! Bring yours by the shop today, grab some food, drinks, or even some new gear for pops. 🍻
The Navajo Nation flag and a customised version of the American flag flying over Monument Valley.
The day after I took this picture I had a glimpse of a local Arizona newspaper that read something like "1868 Treaty that ended imprisonment to be returned to Navajo Nation". Later on I understood this was a reference to the Treaty of Bosque Redondo concluded 5 years after the forced deportation by the US federal government of 10,000 Navajo/Diné people. The Treaty allowed natives to return to a much reduced portion of their old homeland currently overlapping with 4 US states, including Utah.
The creation of these photographs was an experiment. I was interested in the interaction between caffeine and film emulation. I bought a cappuccino from @deeplycoffee (cause they have the best cappuccinos locally, of coarse) and drank it. Then, I bought another one and went into the bathroom, turned the lights off and used the black trash can as a dark room. I took the film off the roll and soaked it in the cup of coffee for awhile. (30 min.) I rolled the film back up and waited for it to dry before loading it into my camera. 10/10 would do again.
These photos are form an old church downtown.
Growing up, I'm scared shitless when I hurt myself not because it hurts, but because you get really mad when that happens. So I grew up having a high tolerance both literally and figuratively, so you never have to worry about me. But dad if I'm being honest, life hasn't been easy. Many times I want to come running back to you and mum because I can't deal--but I never do, not because I don't need you (I always will) but because you've raised me so well I know I'd be okay. You chose to live the hard way so I can take it easy, and I cannot thank you enough for that; a lifetime won't be enough to do that.
I know you secretly hope that I was a little less careless, a little less bold and a little less brave, but I know that you know wishing those is the same as wishing I wasn't myself. So even when you're hesitant and scared--you let me go, you set me free to find what it is that would make me happy. For that, and everything else in between, I am eternally grateful. Happy Father's Day, daddy. Here's to being scared together, but doing it anyway. I love you. Always your girl, Shar-shar. ❤