I stand by my last blog post that boasts LOVE brings sunshine to any season and warmth in any temperature. But I’m pretty sure the universe saw this as an open invitation to test my statement by significantly dropping the temperatures. The past couple of days in Seattle have been literally FREEZING. I ran around Greenlake this morning and sections of the lake were actually frozen. It was somewhere around 20 degrees (high of 32 today!) and just half an hour earlier, I was waking from a very real dream of surfing in Hawaii. Sometimes it’s hard to catch up with friends or check social media knowing what I’m going to see. I admit, it’s hard to see pictures of Hawaii nei when I have to put on 5 layers before I step outside. However one account I will faithfully follow, regardless if it makes me homesick is photographer (*and my first Modern Muse*) Ashley Camper. <<@ashleycamper>> Many mahalos to Camper for chatting with me and sharing her story so I could in turn, share with you. 😀Enjoy!
A temporary move to Maui in 2006 proved to be fateful for photographer Ashley Camper as, seven years later, she’s still dwelling on the Valley Isle. [Disclaimer: The islands will do that to you.] The move came after college when jumbled life plans and the inevitable question of “what next?” dances through mosts graduates, minds. Majoring in photojournalism, Camper’s style works extremely well in Hawaii but stays consistent no matter where she travels. . Organic, youthful and fun are a few obvious adjectives used to describe her free-spirited lifestyle photography. Below Camper talks more about her style, her inspiration and a few simple words to live by.
all images provided by Ashley Camper
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I’m selfishly hoping work (or play!) will take Camper to the Northwest so we can goof around with the camera a bit!