I know i am wearing the same outfit as last weeks Out of Reception post but I love it. Well worn 15 ounce Naked and Famous Jeans, Gingham Polo Ralph Lauren Shirt, and LL Bean Blucher Moc, a definite staple of my summer.
On Sunday the 16th, I spent hours chasing around buoys in Casco Bay near East Harpswell, Maine in a small inflatable boat. I was at the bow looking through the view finder of my Canon and Emma was at the stern steering. Looking through the photos of an earlier boat ride inspired me to make a compilation of twenty-five or more images of different lobster buoys. I wanted to show the different designs and colors by limiting the variables and focusing on one buoy at a time.
Emma could barely hear my mumbles to turn tighter or move closer over the churn of the 4-horsepower Evinrude engine.
A view of Pinkham Point where I lived for two weeks this summer in the blue tent. Every morning I woke up to the sound of lobster boats going out to claim their stake of Maine's troubled cash crop. Lobster buoys speckled the bay like cows in a field.
As one would expect, cell reception in Maine is spotty at best. If I were writing copy for a Maine Cell phone company, it would go something like this, "Our service ends awkward conversations early so you don't have to."
So what is a cell phone that rarely gets reception good for? Taking pictures.
I love season changes. They keep me honest and remind that there are things out of my control. On August 15th, I moved my carload of personal possessions into my new apartment and stopped by the deserted Colby College campus to take a new picture. It was 95° and my gingham shirt stuck to my back as I threw up my Vans Era with my left hand and photographed it with my right hand. My LL Bean Bucks overlooking a the Colby Quad on chilly fall afternoon in mid October. My Paul Smith Canvas Sneakers overlooking two feet of packed snow on the Colby Quad in mid January. My Common Projects overlooking the Colby Quad in late April. My Vans Eras flying over the Colby Quad on a hot a humid day in mid August.
I have all four seasons now which means that I am quickly approaching the one year mark with A Restless Transplant. Time flies...
My blog documents my interests and how I keep myself occupied. Currently I obsess over clothes, photography and American lifestyles. I am more interested in the ideas, stories, and philosophy behind clothes than the fabrics and cuts themselves. Feel free to email me at foster.huntington@ gmail.com.