✈ Hawaii / Seattle Vacation ✈ Kyle S. Ford: Photographer – Seattle, WA
Back in September my good friends Adam and Ronnie asked me if I would accompany them on a trip to Hawaii and Seattle. Being conscious of my efforts of finding a job and moving to Seattle I was wary at first but had just ended the busiest fire season I’ve had to date, so I decided I would go. I had one hell of a time too. We left for Hawaii from Las Vegas to catch our connection in LA. We arrived around 10pm local time, grabbed some sushi and went to bed. We woke up near sunrise to go stand-up paddleboarding with Dan. We were greeted in the water by some curious dolphins who hung around most of the morning, it was one of the most incredible things I’ve experienced. The other major highlight to the trip was hiking the Haiku Stairs (Stairway to Heaven). It was a gnarly 3922 stair ladder that was constructed in 1942, with an elevation gain of nearly 3000 ft. The rest of the days were filled with relaxing on various beaches and consuming wonderful food. Huge thanks to the Reed family for hosting us for the duration of the trip.
We were off again, this time a red eye to Seattle. Arriving in Seattle on a brisk, humid morning our good friend Terrill picked us up. The first night we had to get some shots of the skyline from West Seattle (the last shot) It was great seeing so many old and new friends. Kyle, Kurt, Terrill, Adam, Ronnie and I all decided that we would take part in the Tough Mudder Competition on our second to last day of the trip. Our team uniform was nothing other than Legends of the Hidden Temple. Despite being sore for several days I had a blasty blast getting the dirtiest I’ve ever been in my life running 11.5 miles. We grabbed the City Pass, explored some of the highlights of the city and of course some Seattle nightlife. 10/10 would do again!
Most of the photographs are film, all developed by Indie Film Lab. The 35mm was shot on a Leica M3, and the 1 medium format shot was from the Hasselblad 500cm. Various stocks include Ilford Delta 100, Tri-X 400, Portra 400 and Fuji Super HQ 100.
Digital – Canon 5D markiii – VSCOfilm
Back to film in Seattle.