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Apples aren’t what they ought to be


I have to wonder at the symbolism presented by the tree and apple scene in the Wizard of Oz. Perhaps it is a suggestion that as strange as things in the land of Oz might seem, they can always get weirder. Personally, I’ve always been attracted to the apple, I appreciate its tactile qualities as well as its deeply rooted symbolism in our subconscious. Universally, It is strongly tied to beginnings, and to change. In this event, I like to believe that it is also connected to the folly of youth. The apple, as tasted by Eve, bears the wisdom of age, but conversely the loss of innocence. Our childlike Dorothy clumsily reaches out for the apples; struggling to satiate that youthful curiosity.

At the highest point

Justin seems to embody both vampire and magician in this photo. 

I love the atmosphere of the Smokies: Dense, foggy mornings make for great photos. We shot this up at Clingman’s Dome, just after sunrise (and also, just after a bear and her baby appeared in the fog just beyond!)

Hot Summer Vintage with Brandy

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Vintage farm equipment and trucks makes for delightful pinup backdrops!

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This was actually an impromptu shoot. Brandy is a new friend and coworker, whom I met earlier in the day for breakfast and adventuring with friends. She looked so vintage fabulous as we went to thrift stores, farmers markets and a local farm (where the owners gave us delicous homemade ice cream!) that I couldn’t resist taking some snapshots of her during the day. I think was able to capture her wonderfully bubbly and creative and personality. ­čÖé_DSC0422 _DSC0438

Through the looking glass, Brandy embodies the golden age of hollywood cinema. Victory rolls are to die for.

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