this is summer and this is what summer looks like straight out of the box. no makeup, no hair styling. just summer. just like – dang.
beauty, collins ave, eden roc, fashion, fl, florida, hotel, miami, miami beach, natural light, photo, photography, portrait, shower, summer
i can’t say, “light-NING.” i grew up in the south, man. so if i ever say the “ing” part of a word i feel like i’m betraying my heritage. it’s always “lightin.” or “fishin” or “weddin.” that’s just the way it is. i mean, sometimes like if i’m in the phone with a customer support lady from india i have to say the “ing” cause she’ll have no idea what in the world i’m saying. i mean – sayin.
miami has had some ca-raaazy lightnin this week. this is from my room at the eden roc hotel.
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i was staying at the fess parker’s doubletree in santa barbara when the jesusita fires started burning – these shots are from my hotel room balcony on the second floor. one night we were eating outside and the wind changed and started blowing in ashes. i said that it was weird to think that i might be inhaling some kids teddy bear – that’s pretty messed up, but that’s some hard reality right there. all the vacant rooms at the hotel were slammed full with evacuees – some were sleeping in their cars that were packed full with whatever they could cram in before they had to evacuate. in total around 80 homes were destroyed and another 20 or so were damaged. i had a house burn down one time and that crap is no good. but the free cookies they give you at the doubletree are fan-frickin-tastic.
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