In early March, me and my friends Lara and Peter spent a cold rainy weekend in Provincetown. Last year we spent a cold and snowy weekend in Maine and I hope that we have started a new winter retreat tradition! Even though I will be living in Portland soon, it will be worth it to come back (or meet somewhere!) every year with these two.
It’s so nice to have friends who you can sit around a fire with and each do your own thing and not feel pressure to entertain. That is what I love most about L & P. They are very chill, like us. We spent the 3 days in a cottage on the beach reading by a roaring fire, watching Emma chase ducks in the freezing cold water, cooking amazing meals on the grill (because why not!?) and just getting some rest and relaxation. We also hiked the crazy huge dunes, went to lunch at one of L & P’s favorite spots, played dominoes, and got an awesome tour of P-town because L & P frequent this area.
I grew up in Bar Harbor, Maine and my dad was a fisherman (he’s very proud of his 42′ scallop dragger) back in the day. I have fond memories of us digging for clams on the beach when I was little. One of my favorite parts of the trip was meeting these two men who were “quahoggin'” in the sand. There’s a part of the beach where every Friday and Sunday you can dig for clams with no license. One man, Paul, was so cute I had to photograph him. I’m a little shy when it comes to asking strangers to take their photograph, and Lara just went for it! She called me down and I grabbed a few snaps of them while she chatted and also grabbed some snaps.
All of these were taken on medium format film and is a mix of Kodak Portra 800 and Provia 400 – all processed and scanned by RPL. You’ll notice some of them have a blue hue to them and those are chrome film, which is something Lara introduced me to playing with! Here is Lara’s take on our trip!