"Life's A Beach...And Then You Die." - Julie Swec.
Actually feeling like this statement from Julie (meant as a joke...gotta love a dark sense of humor) accurately described the visual experience of spending Thanksgiving in Port Aransas, TX. For those unaware, Port Aransas, a coastal town on the Gulf of Mexico, was in the literal eye of Hurricane Harvey a few months ago back in August. The eye stayed in place HOVERING over Port A and just basically thrashed the shit out of it. Scary huh?
So the beach looked untouched. Kids building sand castles, people swimming, dogs frolicking, whiffs of blunt smoke blowing in the wind...you know very much a "Life's A Beach" vibe. But if you ventured anywhere away from the beach where there were man made structures...well mother nature wasn't so nice. Evidence of destruction on every street in town and piles of rubble on every street corner. Gas stations, restaurants, homes, hotels/motels, cafe's, shopping centers (just pretty much anything and everything) was ripped to shreds aka "And Then You Die." Such beauty and beautiful moments contrasted alongside destruction.
- CAMERA: Fuji Klasse W
- FILM: Kodak TMax-400 ISO rated @ 1600 ISO, developed in Kodak HC-110
- MUSIC: Lana Del Rey's "Lust For Life" pretty much drives the visual vibe you see in these photographs below