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  • amber | ambone13

    • @dcjoseph caught grammin'. #vscocam #lifeincbus #serifhouse
    • I didn't think it was possible, but I fell more in love with this creature this weekend. #vscocam #thebigidea
    • I just have a thing for clouds. #vscocam #lifeincbus
    • this morning I woke up and unpacked my kitchen. silently. I put all of the magnets on the fridge attached to the summer's events I already attended (or didn't) and then I took them down. the only thing there now is a piece of paper that says "bloom where you're planted" and I like that. here I am. #vscocam #thesundayseries #lifeincbus
    • steady as the stars in the woods, so happy-hearted. the warmth rang true inside these bones. as the old pine fell, we sang just to bless the morning. #vscocam
    • feeling pretty confident about my saturday choices: a chunky sweater and yoga pants, a crossword, a killer playlist, and some chardonnay. #vscocam #lifeincbus
    • dancin' machines right here. #vscocam #thecarders
    • making plans. THAT was so, so good. #vscocam #thecarders
    • this is september. #vscocam
    • I'm on a mild sleep hiatus as of late, so this morning when I was sitting up in bed drinking coffee,  binge watching new girl, and unpuzzling a crossword, smelling the rain made me grateful. that's all. #vscocam #catsofinstagram #thesundayseries
    • giving up's just another way of getting back home. #vscocam #lifeincbus #happythankyoumoreplease
    • ramping golf carts with @iris.atkins was just what this kid needed yesterday. #vscocam #muskco
    • turn on the light. turn it back off. #vscocam #lifeincbus
    • dear columbus, sometimes I get overwhelmed by you, so thank you for giving me this day to see your greener bits. feel free to keep it coming. #vscocam #thesundayseries #asseenincolumbus
    • welcome back to earth, glenn. #vscocam #friendship7 @homage
    • the calm after the storm. #vscocam
    • be as quiet as you can. #vscocam #bitsofmuskingum #thesundayseries
    • ain't the one that I saw coming. #vscocam #ohiosummer
    • a nice breeze makes for a really good cat nappin' sunday. #vscocam #catsofinstagram #thesundayseries
    • when I hear chingy and luda on the radio, it makes me a happier human. obviously this was a before shot. #vscocam #asseenincolumbus
  • nate | nateembrey

    • I sometimes do not enjoy fall as much as I'd like to because fall now means winter next. winter I don't care for. but fall is now and winter is not now and if I want to be present then thinking about what the next season may be like is a stupid place to spend the night. so I moved out. #vscocam
    • let it be, kid. #vscocam
    • "the only things you learn are the things you tame." #vscocam
    • friday. NIGHT. @brenna_marriie @lizzygundersen
    • fall's here and the wardrobe came with it. #vscocam
    • "even the bad things made sense." #vscocam
    • autumn's bounty, bread and red wine. #vscocam
    • fall. get it. #vscocam
    • this is the part where m. ward came out and played some songs with conor oberst in portland. hope you all had a really good day. #vscocam
    • coasts do interesting things to you when you let them. the winds and the waves are just...different out there. they have a sort of relentlessness that's somehow never out of sync. the ebb and flow. everything is working against and together. the air is pushing things around and the tides are pulling them back again, all in right rhythm. there's an invisible cadence happening all around you. maybe I can learn a little more from places like this. maybe you can. or maybe we get stuck in the tension and never get to the place where we understand that opposing forces, from a few steps back, aren't. the two things are one thing. that when you're caught in between it feels violent and chaotic but when you're up above it starts looking more like a dance. more like magic. more like measure.
the last time I was staring at the atlantic I wrote some things in the sand. I did the same thing a few nights ago at the edge of the of the pacific. I'm ok letting the wind and the waves do what they want with both. #vscocam
    • #makeovermonday. ps, I have an extra ticket to conor oberst tomorrow night. hmu. #vscocam
    • gas pedal. #icantasteit #itsdelicious #shhhhh
    • drop, drop, drop, dropping this thing back. #vscocam
    • fall, I have a lot of things planned for you. this one's been on the books for a while. #vscocam
    • started from the bottom, now I'm on top of a big hill or mountain of some kind. #vscocam
    • september 27 means it's been a year to the day that I flew into the PNW for the first time. a few months later I was back and now, a few after that, i'm a resident. I can't say what I'll be doing a few months from now, but this place has been overwhelmingly good to me. here's to going all in and here's to round twos and here's to living really hard. | a photo of myself and one of my best friends @noahgundersen shot by the talented @brenna_marriie. thanks for making my time here better than it would have been otherwise and for pushing me in all the right places.
    • I wrote something about relationships. an excerpt is here and the rest is on the blog, the link for which you can find in my profile: -
"listen, if you're open to finding the person worth your time and effort and affection then do yourself a favor and don't sabotage the system. be open to it and be open to them. be open to yourself. be present at all costs. be intentional. be attentive. do everything you can to avoid thinking about worst case scenarios. understand that anxiety is poison and it lies to you, even when it's telling the truth. don't limit anything unless you should. if it's unnerving, lean into it. when it starts getting heavy, get heavy with it. when you start to get overwhelmed, say it. if you feel afraid, share it. if you can't figure out why you feel how you do, sit your person down and ask for help. unlock the doors and open the windows and pay attention to how the one you love responds. if you feel incapable, announce it. cry about it. get mad about it. hyperventilate. but work it out with yourself and with the one who is hopefully doing all of these same things for you. you're looking for an individual who can compliment you where you need it. you're looking for someone who won't hurt you when you're expecting to be and who won't take advantage of you when you're most likely to be and who won't think less of you when it would be easy to do that. for god's sake, don't steal away their opportunity to show you who they are. get out of your head. stop making excuses. your precautions are obstructing your view. the entirety of real relationship rests on feeling everything, all the time, and exactly how you do when you do. there is no room for buffers or for barricades. remove both before you "learn" that they work, because they don't except in their own special way of working in reverse." #vscocam
    • proud father portrait. this bb volvo suits me much, much better. #vscocam
    • northwesting with @brenna_marriie. #vscocam
    • northwesting with @noahgundersen. #vscocam
  • ben | ben_j

    • Congratulations, Ryan & Courtney! I can't wait to start editing these! @courtneyleezink #VSCOcam
    • Planes. Processed with B2 using #VSCOcam
    • Rooftops. Processed using B6 in #VSCOcam
    • My first watch strap. Processed using HB2 in #VSCOcam
    • Onions. Processed using #VSCOcam.
    • So pumped that these are starting to ripen up! Processed using H8 in #VSCOcam
    • AA-AZ. Processed using A1 in #VSCOcam
    • abandoned tractor sales business. Processed using E2 in #VSCOcam
    • #vscocam M3
    • C17. #VSCOcam B1
    • #VSCOcam F1
    • Yo! I started a separate insta for some of my wedding/senior work. check it out :) @benjaminlaurelphoto
    • state forest. #VSCOcam F2
    • #VSCOcam M2
    • #VSCOcam
    • silica sands. #VSCOcam
    • central park. #VSCOcam F3
    • #VSCOcam M3
    • #VSCOcam K2
    • #VSCOcam B2
  • douglas | dcjoseph

    • When you move, fall like a thunderbolt. 
    • Hope is not a plan. 
    • Pumpkin pillaging with the great and mystical @kingviking.

    • It's a Friday. 
    • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ“น #vscocam 
    • Bankes wedding. 
    • Found it. 
    • I took a trip into the Smoky Mountains to get away, clear my head, and get some rest for my soul. While I was hiking an old man wearing a ring on every finger insisted he take my photo. 
    • "The stream is your soul. And you are the keeper." #vscocam
    • "It is not what you do; it's what you become." #vscocam 
    • In those days there were giants in the land... #vscocam
    • I needed this. 
    • Spotted this spot downtown last night. @angajayne 
    • P H A  N  T O M @brandswell 
    • This has been the best year of my life due to @angajayne. We celebrated being together for one year last weekend at @curioatharvest. 
    • "You guys wanna see some dancing?" #vscocam 
    • Today we showed up at a shoot at a complete stranger's house. They left a balloon on the front door to show us the way.

    • From a few weeks ago. Pittsburgh adventuring around with @angajayne 
    • And we fell into like a day dream or a fever. 
    • The sunset before an epic evening. 

can’t stop; won’t stop.

i have been feeling guilty for not updating the blog recently, so this is what is happening:
somebody (me | amber) is in the studio all alone today and i cannot seem to stop watching these two videos.
so… i’m curled up on this couch with the space heater on my feet and enjoying some studio alone time.

























if the boys were here, i don’t think they would want to listen to it on repeat, so it’s a good thing they’re not here.


enjoy these gems:

unbelievable “star witness” cover.
mini hipsters.

also… happy halloweenie:)



STUDIO LIFE :: we made a chalk door

so… check it. we have goals in the studio. obviously. who doesn’t?
we wanted to be able to make something where we could write our goals.
chalkdoor?! ABSOLUTELY.

nate told us we weren’t allowed to make it too cluttered, so obviously i had to draw smiley faces and hearts.
and then we put the board up when it was still wet, so they bled. and dripped… onto the couch. oopsies.


poem for people that are understandably too busy to read poetry

sometimes a delicious poem is so good for the soul. and today is a feel good day.
if, after reading this poem, you feel like coming to sit in this lovely chair to read more, you can.
we’ll take a picture of you doing so.
enjoy.ย you’re welcome.

have a good weekend, lovers!:)

Poem For People That Are Understandably Too Busy To Read Poetry

Relax. This won’t last long.
Or if it does, or if the lines
make you sleepy or bored,
give in to sleep, turn on
the T.V., deal the cards.
This poem is built to withstand
such things. Its feelings
cannot be hurt. They exist
somewhere in the poet,
and I am far away.
Pick it up anytime. Start it
in the middle if you wish.
It is as approachable as melodrama,
and can offer you violence
if it is violence you like. Look,
there’s a man on a sidewalk;
the way his leg is quivering
he’ll never be the same again.
This is your poem
and I know you’re busy at the office
or the kids are into your last nerve.
Maybe it’s sex you’ve always wanted.
Well, they lie together
like the party’s unbuttoned coats,
slumped on the bed
waiting for drunken arms to move them.
I don’t think you want me to go on;
everyone has his expectations, but this
is a poem for the entire family.
Right now, Budweiser
is dripping from a waterfall,
deodorants are hissing into armpits
of people you resemble,
and the two lovers are dressing now,
saying farewell.
I don’t know what music this poem
can come up with, but clearly
it’s needed. For it’s apparent
they will never see each other again
and we need music for this
because there was never music when he or she
left you standing on the corner.
You see, I want this poem to be nicer
than life. I want you to look at it
when anxiety zigzags your stomach
and the last tranquilizer is gone
and you need someone to tell you
I’ll be here when you want me
like the sound inside a shell.
The poem is saying that to you now.
But don’t give anything for this poem.
It doesn’t expect much. It will never say more
than listening can explain.
Just keep it in your attache case
or in your house. And if you’re not asleep
by now, or bored beyond sense,
the poem wants you to laugh. Laugh at
yourself, laugh at this poem, at all poetry.
Come on:

Good. Now here’s what poetry can do.

Imagine yourself a caterpillar.
There’s an awful shrug and, suddenly,
You’re beautiful for as long as you live.

- Stephen Dunn